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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Dawn over Daresbury, English Wild Flowers, Mute Swans and Cygnets - 9th June 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Sunrise over Daresbury Sunrise over Daresbury

  1. Sunrise over Daresbury
  2. Sunrise over Daresbury

Sunrise over Daresbury Sunrise over Daresbury

  1. Sunrise over Daresbury
  2. Sunrise over Daresbury

Sunrise over Daresbury Sunrise over Daresbury

  1. Sunrise over Daresbury
  2. Sunrise over Daresbury

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

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

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Heron

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Heron

Heron flying low over the canal One Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) survives the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Daresbury, Runcorn and Halton Lea

  1. Heron flying low over the canal
  2. One Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) survives the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Daresbury, Runcorn and Halton Lea

Mallard duck coming in for landing Mallard duck

  1. Mallard duck coming in for landing
  2. Mallard duck

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Hazy sun and reflection from the canal

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Hazy sun and reflection from the canal

Mute swans and Cygnets Mute swans and Cygnets

  1. Mute swans and Cygnets
  2. Mute swans and Cygnets

Mute swans and Cygnets Seedhead of some description

  1. Mute swans and Cygnets
  2. Seedhead of some description

Goods train and Widnes Power Station Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Goods train and Widnes Power Station
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Seedhead of some description

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  2. Seedhead of some description

Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove) Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

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

Heron Bee

  1. Heron
  2. Bee

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  2. Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Creeping Yellowcress (Rorippa sylvestris) (or could be hairless Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) English Magpie

  1. Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
  2. English Magpie

Budding thistle English Magpie

  1. Budding thistle
  2. English Magpie

Mute Swans, Cygnets and Keckwick Bridge Mute Swans and Cygnets

  1. Mute Swans, Cygnets and Keckwick Bridge
  2. Mute Swans and Cygnets

Mute Swans and Cygnets Blurred shot of black headed gull on afternoon canal patrol

  1. Mute Swans and Cygnets
  2. Blurred shot of black headed gull on afternoon canal patrol

Keckwick Bridge

  1. Keckwick Bridge

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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