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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Morning Swans, cygnets and flowers - 25th May 2000

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Mute Swan and cynets Mute Swan

  1. Mute Swan and cynets
  2. Mute Swan

Mute Swan and cynets Mute Swan and cynets

  1. Mute Swan and cynets
  2. Mute Swan and cynets

Cygnet Cloudscape towards Runcorn

  1. Cygnet
  2. Cloudscape towards Runcorn

Lone ducking Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Lone ducking
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Heron Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Heron
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

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

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

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Daisies (Bellis perennis)

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

Mallard duck and ducklings Mallard duck and high speed ducklings

  1. Mallard duck and ducklings
  2. Mallard duck and high speed ducklings

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Something green is growing

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Something green is growing

Black headed gull doing the dawn patrol over the canal Heron fishing along side the canal

  1. Black headed gull doing the dawn patrol over the canal
  2. Heron fishing along side the canal

Heron fishing along side the canal Flying heron

  1. Heron fishing along side the canal
  2. Flying heron

Heron Moorhen on the canal path

  1. Heron
  2. Moorhen on the canal path

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

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

A budding thistle Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

  1. A budding thistle
  2. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)

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

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)
  2. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

Budding Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

  1. Budding Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) (formerly assigned as Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides))
  2. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)
  2. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)

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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