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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Canal scenes and wild flowers after night of heavy rain - 4th June 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Widnes Power Station and low cloud base Cloudscape over the canal looking towards Runcorn

  1. Widnes Power Station and low cloud base
  2. Cloudscape over the canal looking towards Runcorn

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Canal and cloudscape

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Canal and cloudscape

Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Canal, Canal boat and bridge Canal water level rising over the path

  1. Canal, Canal boat and bridge
  2. Canal water level rising over the path

Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Field drainage pipe working overtime after night of rain Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Field drainage pipe working overtime after night of rain
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Budding Thistle Cuckoo Flower  leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Budding Thistle
  2. Cuckoo Flower leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Cuckoo Flower  leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flower  leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flower leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flower leaves (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flower pods (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flower pods (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Canal water level is very high Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Canal water level is very high
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Tree of Heaven Flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Tree of Heaven Flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Widnes Power Station and low cloud base

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Widnes Power Station and low cloud base

Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Water droplets on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) or Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove) Bird singing

  1. Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)
  2. Bird singing

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
  2. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)
  2. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)

Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

  1. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
  2. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

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)


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