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

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Evening ramble and Wild Flowers - 27th May 2000

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

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Parading ducks of Daresbury Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) losing its petals

  1. Parading ducks of Daresbury
  2. Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) losing its petals

Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

  1. Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)
  2. Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

  1. Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)
  2. Possible Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

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

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

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

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

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Pool of water

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Pool of water

Shaded glen with Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum) Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Shaded glen with Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Something green is growing Something green is growing

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

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
  2. Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Budding thistle Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

  1. Budding thistle
  2. Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

Bush Vetch (Vicia speium)

  1. Bush Vetch (Vicia speium)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)
  2. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) View from ripening fields towards Keckwick Hill and NSF Tower

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. View from ripening fields towards Keckwick Hill and NSF Tower

View from ripening fields towards Runcorn Water Tower A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. View from ripening fields towards Runcorn Water Tower
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

Unsure Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

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

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

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

Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua) Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

  1. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)
  2. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua) Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

  1. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)
  2. Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

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

Nettle (Urtica dioica) Black headed gull on evening patrol over the canal

  1. Nettle (Urtica dioica)
  2. Black headed gull on evening patrol over the canal

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

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

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)

Moorhen Lone duckling

  1. Moorhen
  2. Lone duckling

Lone duckling Lone duckling

  1. Lone duckling
  2. Lone duckling

Lone duckling Moorhen

  1. Lone duckling
  2. Moorhen

Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

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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