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Daresbury is a village, civil parish and ward
in the unitary authority of Halton and part
of the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
It is covered by the Weaver Vale constituency.
At the 2001 Census, the population of the parish was
216, with a total ward population of 3,906.
The most notable attributes of Daresbury are
that it was the birthplace
of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll
(real name Charles Dodgson).
Daresbury has become a place of pilgrimage because
of the Lewis Carroll association.
There is a recently completed Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre.
The parish church of All Saints has a Lewis Carroll window, including an image of the Cheshire Cat.
Inside Daresbury Church you can see the
stained glass window devoted to Lewis Carroll's work.
Find out more information about Lewis Carroll's Birthplace www.kirjasto.sci.fi/lcarroll
The botanical name is Daucus carota.
This biennial is also commonly known as Wild Carrot,
growing in dry fields, open places and roadsides.
The plant was brought from Europe, and the
carrots that we consume nowadays were
cultivated from Queen Anne’s lace.
The plant is capable to reach the length of 4 ft.
It bears the fern- or- lacy -looking leaves with the
length of 2-8 in. They are alternative Queen Anne’s lace
is notable by its miniature white-colored blooms.
They are formed in lacy clusters with flatted tops.
Every bloom features a deep, purple center.
The plant’s fruits are spiky, curling inward
to make a "birds' nest" look.
The blooming time is from May to October.
The big taproot can be consumed by humans
as it is a carrot. However the Queen Anne’s lace’s
leaves contain toxins, and can result
the skin irritation.
The word “Witch” carries so many negative
connotations that many people wonder why
we use the word at all.
Yet to reclaim the word “Witch” is to reclaim
our right, as women, to be powerful;
as men, to know the feminine within as divine.