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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 - 29th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Pair of Daresbury Lab Mallard Ducks Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Pair of Daresbury Lab Mallard Ducks
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

In the Daresbury Firs

  1. In the Daresbury Firs

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Budding Thistle Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Budding Thistle
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis) Possible Field Rose (Rosa arvensis)

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

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Budding flowers

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Budding flowers

Leaves of budding flowers Rabbits on the edge of the field

  1. Leaves of budding flowers
  2. Rabbits on the edge of the field

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

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

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

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

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

Heron beside the canal Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

  1. Heron beside the canal
  2. Ribwort Plantain (Plantago laceolata)

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

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

Duck resting in mute swan nest Lone duckling

  1. Duck resting in mute swan nest
  2. Lone duckling

Lone duckling Lone duckling

  1. Lone duckling
  2. Lone duckling

Spider building its web Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Spider building its web
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Bee on a Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Bee on a Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

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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