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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Swans, Cygnets, Ducks, Ducklings and English Wild Flowers - 10th June 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Mute Swan and cygnets Mute Swan and cygnets

  1. Mute Swan and cygnets
  2. Mute Swan and cygnets

Mute Swan and cygnets Duck and ducklings

  1. Mute Swan and cygnets
  2. Duck and ducklings

Duck and ducklings Mute Swan

  1. Duck and ducklings
  2. Mute Swan

Mute Swan Mushroom

  1. Mute Swan
  2. Mushroom

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

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

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris) Massacred Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris): Aftermath of the appearance of the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Daresbury, Runcorn and Halton Lea

  1. Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Massacred Meadow Buttercups (Ranunculus acris): Aftermath of the appearance of the Nazi Motor-mower Men of Daresbury, Runcorn and Halton Lea

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Tree of Heaven flowers (Ailanthus altissima)

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

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

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum) Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Few-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)
  2. Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

Grainfields looking towards  NSF Tower Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) and Runcorn water tower

  1. Grainfields looking towards NSF Tower
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) and Runcorn water tower

Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Bush Vetch (Vicia speium)
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Budding flowers Budding flowers

  1. Budding flowers
  2. Budding flowers

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)
  2. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)
  2. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

  1. Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)
  2. Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

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

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Wood Aven/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Bee and Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Bee and Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Mallard Ducks Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

  1. Mallard Ducks
  2. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle) Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
  2. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Daisy (Bellis perennis) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

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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