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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

More Spring Flower photos from around the Bridgewater Canal - 10th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Hedgehog on the canal path from the Night before Hedgehog on the canal path from the Night before

  1. Hedgehog on the canal path from the Night before
  2. Hedgehog on the canal path from the Night before

A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Carpets of Dandelion seedheads

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Carpets of Dandelion seedheads

Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) or Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

  1. Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) or Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Probably Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)
  2. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Possibly Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Hound Dog near the train line

  1. Possibly Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Hound Dog near the train line

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

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

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Ramsons (Allium ursinum)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Ramsons (Allium ursinum)

Ramsons (Allium ursinum) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

  1. Ramsons (Allium ursinum)
  2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

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

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

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

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

Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus) Budding Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Budding Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Heron and Hawthorn bush along the canal Heron in the field beside the canal

  1. Heron and Hawthorn bush along the canal
  2. Heron in the field beside the canal

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

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

Two herons in the field Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Two herons in the field
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Two herons in the field Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Two herons in the field
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - minor possibility of it being Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - minor possibility of it being Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Possibly Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Possibly Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

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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