As the apple harvesting season is coming to a close, it is time for many apple farmers to revel in a bumper bounty, and to savour in the fruits of their hard labour. Many people in the apple industry will be making merry to celebrate the end of the harvest whilst others will simply be [...]
http://gty.im/845985210 As were approaching mid October, the mornings are becoming crisp, the leaves have changed, the sun is getting lower and it's time to say goodbye to summer, and welcome this special season, with chilly autumn walks, pumpkin spice lattes and halloween preparations!
The long days of summer are almost over, and next week in the UK many kids will be returning to schools, but while the sun still shines we will have the beauty of butterflies with us for a little longer keeping the image of summer alive for many. The monarch butterfly, must surely rank as [...]
http://gty.im/137885222 Shelters and adoption centres across the country report that black cats are less likely to get adopted than their white or tabby counterparts. Half of the cats the RSPCA cares for are either black or black and white. There could be a number of reasons why black cats are overlooked, from their association with witchcraft, magic and bad luck to [...]
http://gty.im/71407097 This week’s Pic of the Week is of endurance athlete and ocean campaigner Lewis Pugh, who has taken on the challenge of swimming the 350-mile-long English Channel (Land’s End to Dover) to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans. Spending up to five hours each day battling jellyfish stings, treacherous currents, and [...]
This weekend marks the return of the biennial river festival right here in Bedford. The festival now in its 40th year takes place from 14th - 15th July on the beautiful embankment of the River Great Ouse as it passes through Bedford. The town is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate all [...]
http://gty.im/801924954 Here's to another sunny weekend in the UK, enjoying the heatwave! Getty Images/kelly bowden
Embed from Getty Images On 16–18 June, Dan Sai, Loei in North-Eastern Thailand hosted the annual three-day Buddhist celebration Bun Luang. The traditional festival celebrates the return of the Buddha-to-be, Prince Vessandorn who was presumed dead after a prolonged absence. Upon his return, the people of the village celebrated so loudly that it is said [...]
http://gty.im/883197798 Yesterday was the summer solstice. The longest day of the year may be over but we can still enjoy those long summer weekends. We hope you have a great one!
This week’s Pic of the Week is of a quiet road filled with jacaranda trees in blossom in Pretoria, the administrative capital in the northern area of Gauteng, South Africa. The trees bloom spectacularly in a gorgeous lavender colour and usually flower from September through to November. http://gty.im/130830658