The Magic of Being Alive Today

The Magic of Being Alive Today

(Art generated by private AI art creator) Writing By Daniel Jeffries It was during Saturday breakfast with my wife that I suddenly stopped and stared at something very unusual. Our teapot. It was as if I was seeing it for the very first time.  Its 

The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The bee friend, a painting by Hans Thoma (1839–1924) There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a strange tradition. Whenever there was a death in the family, someone had to go out to the hives and tell the 

What an Extinct Bird Re-Evolving Says About “Species”

What an Extinct Bird Re-Evolving Says About “Species”

You may have heard the news of what sounds like a resurrection story on the small island of Aldabra, off the coast of Madagascar. Around 136,000 years ago, the island was submerged in water and a layer of limestone captured the rails—a species of flightless 

Watts Chapel

Watts Chapel

Watts Chapel is a stunningly beautiful building situated in the village of Compton, Surrey, near Guildford.

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

The front of this unusual gold ring is inscribed in Greek with the words, “Harriknidas dedicated [this] to the goddess white-armed Hera.” Its outer circumference is decorated with two rows of dentilated knobs separated by incised grooves. Signs of considerable wear on this outer edge