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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Mute Swans and Flowers around the Bridgewater Canal - 13th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Dandelion seedhead of morning Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Dandelion seedhead of morning
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Road from the Bridgewater Canal to Murdishaw, Runcorn Road from the Bridgewater Canal to Murdishaw, Runcorn

  1. A little rabbit in the morning on the Road from the Bridgewater Canal to Murdishaw, Runcorn (have to look carefully)
  2. A little rabbit in the morning on the Road from the Bridgewater Canal to Murdishaw, Runcorn (have to look carefully)

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Bee taking a rest Insect on grass leaf

  1. Bee taking a rest
  2. Insect on grass leaf

Fly feeding on Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Fly feeding on Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Ducks on the Canal Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Ducks on the Canal
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Daisies (Bellis perennis)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Daisies (Bellis perennis)

Heron and crows Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Heron and crows
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Budding Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Budding Red Clover (trefolium repens)

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

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

Hawthorn bush next to the George Gleaves Bridge George Gleaves Bridge

  1. Hawthorn bush (Crataegus monogyna) next to the George Gleaves Bridge over the Bridgewater Canal
  2. George Gleaves Bridge

Budding Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Budding Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Daisies (Bellis perennis)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Daisies (Bellis perennis)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Not Conkers on a Conker tree! Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Not Conkers on a Conker tree!
  2. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

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

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) Mute Swan on the canal

  1. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)
  2. Mute Swan on the canal

Nesting Mute Swan on the Canal Nesting Mute Swan on the Canal and NSF Tower

  1. Nesting Mute Swan on the Canal
  2. Nesting Mute Swan on the Canal and NSF Tower

Mute Swan on the canal Mute Swan on the canal

  1. Mute Swan on the canal
  2. Mute Swan on the canal

Mute Swan on the canal Mute Swan on the canal

  1. Mute Swan on the canal
  2. Mute Swan on the canal

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassťe 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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