String, Straight-edge and Shadow The Story of Geometry by Julia E Diggins, Floris Books Mixing history and legend this intriguing book explores geometry’s greatest discoveries and through stories and illustrations explains the geometric principles which underpin mathematics in our world FLORIS BOOKS The tradition that we call GEOMETRY is so very much part of life […]
What are the Cross Quarter Days?
What are the Cross Quarter Days? Naturally, I love this because it’s all about the geometry of the world and its journey, the passing of time, and how we observe the journey of the seasons. The Wheel of the year goes as you can see in the geometry. the Solstices divide the year in half […]
Circles in Nature
Circles in Nature On the most simplistic level we see shapes, circles and symmetry in nature all around us. But that is not all, we can delve much deeper. There is no better place to observe the different scales and dimensions of the natural world than in the study of the circle in nature and […]
Here we are in midsummer and there’s a global event which happens to us all this weekend. Midsummer and the Summer Solstice June 21st brings the Summer Solstice of midsummer in the northern hemisphere. Right now we are experiencing long daylight hours and barmy summer evenings. (at least I hope we are!) the dark days of the winter seem […]
Signs of Spring and the Equinox
Well done! You have made it through the winter. On March 20th we arrive again at an Equinox, this time the Spring or Vernal Equinox. This is the same as the Autumn Equinox only the other way around. For a simple, explanation of what an equinox is, What happens and why? make the ‘what is an equinox’ […]