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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Flowers, Speedwells and Ducklings - 22nd May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Cloudscape above the NFS Tower Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  1. Cloudscape above the NFS Tower
  2. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) (Thanks to Robin for ID)

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

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

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

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

Daisies (Bellis perennis) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  1. Daisies (Bellis perennis)
  2. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Skyscape

  1. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
  2. Skyscape

Skyscape and NFS Tower Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Skyscape and NFS Tower
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

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

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

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Bluebell seedpods Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Bluebell seedpods
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Something green is growing Something green is growing

  1. Something green is growing
  2. Something green is growing

Buttercups (Ranunculus repens) Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

  1. Buttercups (Ranunculus repens)
  2. Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina) Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

  1. Possible Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
  2. Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis) Hazy setting sun and cloud scape

  1. Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)
  2. Hazy setting sun and cloud scape

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

NSF Tower and Keckwick hill from the ripening grain fields Streaky Cloudscape

  1. NSF Tower and Keckwick hill from the ripening grain fields
  2. Streaky Cloudscape

Duckling Ducklings

  1. Duckling
  2. Ducklings

Mother and Ducklings Ducklings

  1. Mother and Ducklings
  2. Ducklings

Ducklings Mother and Ducklings

  1. Ducklings
  2. Mother and Ducklings

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  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Mother and Ducklings

Duckling Ducklings

  1. Duckling
  2. Ducklings

Ducklings Mother and Ducklings

  1. Ducklings
  2. Mother and Ducklings

Ducklings Mother and Ducklings

  1. Ducklings
  2. Mother and Ducklings

Ducklings Twig being used as spider web ballast

  1. Ducklings
  2. Twig being used as spider web ballast

Leaf being used as spider web ballast Black headed gull

  1. Leaf being used as spider web ballast
  2. Black headed gull

Ducklings Ducklings

  1. Ducklings
  2. Ducklings

Ducklings Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Ducklings
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

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

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Unknown Leaf of Unknown

  1. Unknown
  2. Leaf of Unknown

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus)

Heron in flight

  1. Heron in flight

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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