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A Nice Summer Day Evening Ramble Around the Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England, Daresbury Firs/Woodland and Countryside

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Sequence of Events

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Description

View on Path into the Daresbury Firs

View on Path into the Daresbury Firs

The Daresbury Firs

The Daresbury Firs

Direction Sign to the BridgeWater Canal

Direction Sign. We are going to the BridgeWater Canal. It was supposedly one of the first canals to be built during the Industrial Revolution. It was built before they new how to engineer locks so is a windy canal, and a pleasant flat walk.

View from meadow to Darsesbury Laboratory

View from the meadow adjacent to the BridgeWater canal towards the Daresbury Laboratory. You can see the NSF Tower. The Canal is to the mid-left of the picture.

View from small bridge looking towards Runcorn
   Water Tower

View from small bridge looking over ripe grain fields towards Runcorn Water Tower. You can see some ducks on the canal.

View from other side of Canal towards Daresbury Laboratory

View from other side of Canal towards Daresbury Laboratory

View of fields looking towards  Runcorn Water Tower

View of fields looking towards Runcorn Water Tower

View towards Windes Power Station

View towards Windes Power Station

Another View towards Daresbury Laboratory

Another View towards Daresbury Laboratory

Family of Ducks on the BridgeWater Canal

Family of Ducks on the BridgeWater Canal

Close up of family of Ducks on the Canel

Close up of family of Ducks on the Canel

Mayweed Chamomile or Corn Chamomile

Mayweed Chamomile or Corn Chamomile

(From Nancy K. Fasoldt, Syracuse, New York State (16th May 2000): "BTW, our garden columnist says the image you have is not Daisy - Bellis perennis. Rather, it is either mayweed chamomile or corn chamomile depending on whether the crushed foliage smells bad. Mayweed also known as "stinking daisy" and "fetid chamomile.")

Busy Bee at Work Busy Bee at Work

Busy Bee at Work

Digitalis (also known as Foxglove)

Digitalis (also known as Foxglove)

Going up the path amongst the Daresbury Firs

Going up the path amongst the Daresbury Firs

Walking Back Towards the Lab amongst the Daresbury Firs

Walking Back Towards the Lab amongst the Daresbury Firs

Blue and Yellow flowers under one of the pines

Blue and Yellow flowers under one of the pines

Amongst the Daresbury Firs looking 
    Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower Amongst the Daresbury Firs looking 
    Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower Amongst the Daresbury Firs looking 
    Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower Amongst the Daresbury Firs looking 
    Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower.

Amongst the Daresbury Firs looking Towards the Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower.

Signpost showing the way

Signpost Showing the Way. We are going back to Daresbury Laboratory.

Another signpost showing the way

Another signpost Showing the Way. To get back to Daresbury Laboratory, take the sign pointing to Moore Village.

View across the meadow to the street lights of the A56

View across the meadow to the street lights of the A56

Path leading into shaded woodland

Path leading into shaded woodland

Shaded woodland grove

Shaded woodland grove

Signpost

Signpost. Keep on the Path to Moore Village

Picnic table overlooking the NSF Tower and Mersey River in the 
    Distance

Picnic table overlooking the NSF Tower and Mersey River in the Distance

Another View of the NSF Tower

Another View of the NSF Tower

Danger Cliff Face

"Danger Cliff Face". Some rocky pits and cliffs are visible along the path.

Shaded Wood near the Daresbury Laboratory Hostel

Shaded Wood near the Daresbury Laboratory Hostel

Mersey Valley Parnership sign:  Keckwick Hill,
    Mersey Valley Partnership, Halton Borough Council

Mersey Valley Parnership sign: Keckwick Hill, Mersey Valley Partnership, Halton Borough Council

Another Mersey Valley Parnership sign:  Keckwick Hill

Another Mersey Valley Parnership sign: Keckwick Hill

Keckwick Lane, leading back to the Daresbury Laboratory Front Gate

Keckwick Lane, leading back to the Daresbury Laboratory Front Gate

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower viewed from the Hostel

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower viewed from the Hostel

Rabbit(s) on the Hostel Lawn

Rabbit(s) on the Hostel Lawn

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower

Daresbury Laboratory NSF Tower. Stairs are just visible which lead from the Hostel down to the Daresbury Laboratory.

Sunset is Approaching

Sunset is Approaching

What are meant to be yellow flowers on a green background.

What are meant to be yellow flowers on a green background. (digital camera batteries running low) Bugs are visible on the flowers collecting pollen.

View from Daresbury Laboratory Side of the Canal towards
    Widnes Power Station

View from Daresbury Laboratory Side of the Canal towards Widnes Power Station.

Back to C block for a night of hacking away on work.
Click here to see my office in the Scheme of Things, and on overview of the Lab and Surrounds

Back to C block for a night of hacking away on work.

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And you've been everything.

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenches--pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
Beautiful comrade-looks,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all that's good."

(Refer: ALCS -
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society:
http://www.alcs.co.uk)

This England

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
 This other Eden, demi-paradise,
 This fortress built by Nature for herself
 Against infection and the hand of war,
 This happy breed of men, this little world,
 This precious stone set in the silver sea...
 This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


 William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, 
 Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1 
 (JOHN OF GAUNT (Duke of Lancaster) speaks)

[Overview of the Lab and Surrounds] | [Refer: Summer 1999 Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Daresbury Laboratory, Firs/Woodland and Countryside] | [Refer: Spring Wild Flowers growing around Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England] | [Refer: Wildlife (Fauna!) around Daresbury Laboratory] | [Refer: Bridgewater Canal between Moore, Daresbury Laboratory and Runcorn] | [Refer: Living Like a King Session: Hatton Arms, Hatton, 22nd Sep 1999] | [Refer: Early Spring Meadows around Daresbury Lab and Hatton Arms] | [Refer: Spring 2000 Sunset Over Runcorn] | [Refer: An Early Autumn (1999) walk around the Daresbury Firs/woodland and Village] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn - 22nd April 2000] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn - 23rd April 2000] | [Refer: Sunset over Runcorn and Daresbury - 26th April 2000] | [Refer: Swans, Moore Village and Sunset - 27th April 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Herons,to Murdishaw, Runcorn] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Daresbury Firs and public path to Moore] | [Refer: First Buttercups around Daresbury and Canal] | [Refer: Sunset Over Runcorn - 6th May 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers, Canal, Cows, Ducks and Swan of Daresbury] | [Refer: Evening ramble, Daresbury Firs, Moore Village and Sunset] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Darebsury Firs, Moore and hazy Sunset] | [Refer: Spring Flower photos, Bridgewater Canal - 10th May 2000] | [Refer: To the Hatton Arms via Daresbury Village - 11th May 2000] | [Refer: Swans, Flowers around the Bridgewater Canal - 13th May 2000] | [Refer: Evening ramble, flowers, Beamline 9.2 and Pub - 13th May 2000] | [Refer: Spring Flowers after Spring Rain - 17th May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers and Duckings of Daresbury - 19th May 2000] | [Refer: Dawn and New Spring Flowers - 20th May 2000] | [Refer: Dawn, Flowers and Ducklings - 21st May 2000] | [Refer: Evening Ramble, Daresbury, Moore, lone Ducking - 21st May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers, Skyscape and Ducklings - 22nd May 2000] | [Refer: Flowers, Speedwells and Ducklings - 22nd May 2000]


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