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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Spring Flowers after Spring Rain - 17th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

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

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  1. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
  2. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  3. Again making the point that "Unfortunately the Nazi Motormower Men of Daresbury (TM) massacred this area before new images could be taken. (If queried, no doubt they would say that "we were only following orders")

    ID rechecked and updated: 27th May 2001

Daisies (Bellis perennis) Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Daisies (Bellis perennis)
  2. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Daisy (Bellis perennis) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus

  1. Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

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

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Dandelion Seedhead Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus

  1. Dandelion Seedhead
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Cow parsley Cow parsley

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

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

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Dandelion Seedhead Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Dandelion Seedhead
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Budding flowers, most likely Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Budding flowers, most likely Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Red Campion (sileme dioica) Red Campion (sileme dioica)

  1. Red Campion (sileme dioica)
  2. Red Campion (sileme dioica)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

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

Dandelion Seedhead Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Dandelion Seedhead
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

  1. Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
  2. Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna) Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)
  2. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) and Wild Rhododendrons Mass of Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) and Wild Rhododendrons
  2. Mass of Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Wild Rhododendrons Wild Rhododendrons

  1. Wild Rhododendrons
  2. Wild Rhododendrons

Wild Rhododendrons Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Wild Rhododendrons
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Dandelion seedheads Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

  1. Dandelion seedheads
  2. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

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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