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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Evening Ramble, Daresbury Firs and Village, on towards Moore, Lone mother duck and ducking - 21st May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

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

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

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Possible wild Rose near the external water plant Possible wild Rose near the external water plant

  1. Possible wild Rose near the external water plant
  2. Possible wild Rose near the external water plant

Leaves from above Rose Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Leaves from above Rose
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Daresbury Firs and NSF Tower Holly (Ilex aquifolium)

  1. Daresbury Firs and NSF Tower
  2. Holly (Ilex aquifolium)

Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna) Shoulder chomping Horses of Daresbury

  1. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)
  2. Shoulder chomping Horses of Daresbury

Shoulder chomping Horses of Daresbury Purple flower

  1. Shoulder chomping Horses of Daresbury
  2. Purple flower

Leaves from purple flower plant Sown fields and Daresbury Church tower

  1. Leaves from purple flower plant
  2. Sown fields and Daresbury All Saints Church tower

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Periwinke; Myrtle (Vinca Minor)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Periwinke; Myrtle (Vinca Minor)

Flowers Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

  1. Flowers
  2. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) A house in Daresbury Village

  1. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
  2. A house in Daresbury Village

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

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

Swallows flying around the meadows Rabbits in the meadow (using digital zoom)

  1. Swallows flying around the meadows
  2. Rabbits in the meadow (using digital zoom)

White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album) White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)

  1. White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)
  2. White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)

Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

  1. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
  2. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Probably Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - maybe Woodruff (Galium odoratum) Probably Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - maybe Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

  1. Probably Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - maybe Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
  2. Probably Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - maybe Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Common Sorel (Rumex acetosa)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) View of the Daresbury Church Tower

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. View of the Daresbury All Saints Church Tower

Horse Chestnut Flowers (Aesculus hippocastanacea) Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

  1. Horse Chestnut Flowers (Aesculus hippocastanacea) (where conkers come from)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

  1. Possible budding Wall Lettuce (Mycelis muralis)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) beside the motorway

White Campion (Silene alba) White Campion (Silene alba)

  1. White Campion (Silene alba)
  2. White Campion (Silene alba)

White Campion (Silene alba) A form of Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)?

  1. White Campion (Silene alba)
  2. A form of Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)?

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Leaves from the Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

  1. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus) A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus)
  2. A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)

A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Budding Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Budding Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

  1. Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
  2. Suspected Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

Possible Wild Rose A type of Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

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

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)

Public path leading through the ripening grain fields Sunset over Widnes Power Station

  1. Public path leading through the ripening grain fields
  2. Sunset over Widnes Power Station

Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) A Mother Mallard Duck and her lone ducking

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
  2. A Mother Mallard Duck and her lone ducking

Red Clover (trefolium repens) A pair of nesting Mute Swans covering their newly hatched cygnets

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. A pair of nesting Mute Swans covering their newly hatched cygnets.

Missed Shot:

Canal rat (due to Camera having a full memory)

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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