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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Evening ramble, Ox eye daisies, wild Rhododendrons, Beamline 9.2 and Ring-o-bells - 13th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description (thanks to Jon, Paul, Fred and Betty for helping to "identify" some of these flowers)

Purple flowers from a bush/tree Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Purple flowers from a bush/tree
  2. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Lab Gate and Daresbury Firs Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) on Keckwick Hill

  1. Towards the Gate, Hostel and Daresbury Firs
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) on Keckwick Hill

Wild Rhododendrum Bush on Keckwick Hill Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Wild Rhododendrum Bush on Keckwick Hill
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Wild Rhododendrum Bushes on Keckwick Hill Budding Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Wild Rhododendrum Bushes on Keckwick Hill
  2. Budding Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum) Shadey Glade with Wild Rhododendrum Bushes

  1. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)
  2. Shadey Glade with Wild Rhododendrum Bushes (Rhododendron ponticum)

Budding Wild Rhododendrums Sign pointing to Moore and Daresbury

  1. Budding Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)
  2. Sign pointing to Moore and Daresbury

Wild Rhododendrum Bushes View from Keckwick Hill, Sun setting and NSF Tower

  1. Wild Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)
  2. View from Keckwick Hill, Sun setting and NSF Tower

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) (Formerly attributed as: Purple Flower: Paul says it looks like an orchid)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) (Formerly attributed as: Purple Flower: Paul says it looks like an orchid)

Closed Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) beside the motorway

  1. Closed Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) beside the motorway

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway
  2. Red Campion (sileme dioica)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) (Formerly attributed as: Paul says these are white flowers with purple tips)

A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Ripening grain in the fields near Moore

  1. A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) (Formerly attributed as: Paul says these are white flowers with purple tips)
  2. Ripening grain in the fields near Moore

Fields, Keckwick hill and NSF Tower A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. Fields, Keckwick hill and NSF Tower
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) (Formerly Attributed as: White and Yellow flower: Paul says it looks like an Orchid)

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) Bridgewater Canal near village of Moore

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) (Formerly Attributed as: White and Yellow flower: Paul says it looks like an Orchid)
  2. Bridgewater Canal near village of Moore

The moon near twilight Setting sun

  1. The moon near twilight
  2. Setting sun

Most likely a Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata) Bridgewater Canal, NSF Tower and Synchrotron Building

  1. Most likely a Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata) - was stated as being either a Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) or Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa). But Andy Horton was pretty adament that this could not be a Horseshoe Vetch.
  2. Bridgewater Canal, NSF Tower and Synchrotron Building

Bridgewater Canal, NSF Tower and Synchrotron Building Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Bridgewater Canal, NSF Tower and Synchrotron Building
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Nesting Swan Sunset over Runcorn

  1. Nesting Swan
  2. Sunset over Runcorn

Sunset over Runcorn Moorhen

  1. Sunset over Runcorn
  2. Moorhen (Thanks to Jon for ID. Refer: http://www.whom.co.uk/squelch/wildbirds.htm)

Moorhen Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

  1. Moorhen (Thanks to Jon for ID. Refer: http://www.whom.co.uk/squelch/wildbirds.htm)
  2. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

Beamline 9.2 action shot Beamline 9.2 non-action shot

  1. Beamline 9.2 action shot: Fred, Betty and Paul
  2. Beamline 9.2 non-action shot: Fred, Betty and Paul

Paul in-kaptonated Ring-O-Bells pub session

  1. Paul in-kaptonated
  2. Ring-O-Bells pub session: John, Thiti, Scott's twin brother, Malcolm, Lachlan's Hat and a blurred Carine (and me - Lachlan)

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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