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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

More Spring Flowers around the Bridgewater Canal, Cows, Ducks and Swan of Daresbury

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Carpets of Dandelion seed heads Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) and Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Carpets of Dandelion seed heads
  2. Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) and Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Carpets of Dandelion seed heads Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)

  1. Carpets of Dandelion seed heads
  2. Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)

Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa) or Charlock (Sinapis arvensis)
  2. Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) or Cat's-Ear (Hypochoeris radicata)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) or Cat's-Ear (Hypochoeris radicata)

Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

  1. Albino Bluebells? (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

Ramsons (Allium ursinum) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Ramsons (Allium ursinum)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Path to the canal Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Path to the canal. Soon the greenery will be shoulder to above head height
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Some of the Cows of Daresbury Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)

  1. Some of the Cows of Daresbury
  2. White with purple tinge flowers

Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

  1. Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Scentless Mayweed, Sea Aster or Daisies White Flowers

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) or Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) or Daisies (Bellis perennis) (in French - "Paquerettes")
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Buttercups Buttercup

  1. Buttercups (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercup (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Buttercup Buttercup

  1. Buttercup (in French - "Bouton d'or")
  2. Buttercup (in French - "Bouton d'or")

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) and dandelion seed head

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) or Water-cress (Nasturtium officinale)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) and dandelion seed head

Dandelion seed head Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) and dandelion seed head

  1. Dandelion seed head
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) and dandelion seed head

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)   or Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) or Daisy (Bellis perennis) Swan on the Canal

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) or Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) or Daisy (Bellis perennis - in French - "Paquerettes")
  2. Swan on the Canal

Swan on the Canal Swan on the Canal

  1. Swan on the Canal
  2. Swan on the Canal

Swan on the Canal Swan on the Canal

  1. Swan on the Canal
  2. Swan on the Canal

Swan on the canal and resting ducks Swan on the canal and resting ducks

  1. Swan on the canal and resting ducks
  2. Swan on the canal and resting ducks

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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