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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Dawn, Ducking eating Herons and Flowers - 24th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Flying Heron Flying Heron

  1. Heron flying away with its prey, a ducking (and evading a black headed gull who wanted it as well)
  2. Heron flying away with its prey, a ducking (and evading a black headed gull who wanted it as well)

Heron on the canal Heron on the canal

  1. Heron on the canal
  2. Heron on the canal

Flying Heron Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

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

Freight train and Widnes Power Station Freight train

  1. Freight train and Widnes Power Station
  2. Freight train

Runcorn water tower Something green is growing

  1. Runcorn water tower
  2. Something green is growing

Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

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

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)
  2. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

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

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Something green is growing

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Something green is growing

Ramson Pods (Allium ursinum) Hoary Plaintain (Plantago media)

  1. Ramson Pods (Allium ursinum)
  2. Hoary Plaintain (Plantago media)

Budding flowers Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

  1. Budding flowers
  2. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

  1. Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

  1. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)
  2. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata) Chaffinch  or Robin catching a worm (digital zoom)

  1. Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)
  2. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri) or Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus) catching a worm (digital zoom)

Chaffinch  or Robin catching a worm (digital zoom) Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

  1. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri) or Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus) catching a worm (digital zoom)
  2. Hawthorn flowers (Crataegus monogyna)

Another bird hunting grubs Chaffinch  or Robin catching a worm (digital zoom)

  1. Another bird hunting grubs
  2. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri) or Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus) catching a worm (digital zoom)

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Budding Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
  2. Budding Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) (formerly assigned as Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides))

Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

  1. Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
  2. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) (from the Cabbage Family)

Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) (from the Cabbage Family)
  2. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) (from the Cabbage Family)

Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) (from the Cabbage Family)
  2. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) (from the Cabbage Family)

Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

  1. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)
  2. Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)

Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata) Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

  1. Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata)
  2. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua) Heron flying along the canal

  1. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)
  2. Heron flying along the canal

Heron flying along the canal Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Heron flying along the canal
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

English Magpie English Magpie

  1. English Magpie
  2. English Magpie

English Magpies Moorhen

  1. English Magpies
  2. Moorhen

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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