A stick insect, recently discovered in Borneo, which is about 1 metre in length, if you include the antennae, is the world’s longest insect.
The new season’s green tea is now available in Shizuoka, the main growing area in Japan.
And what a great photo, taken by my friend dragonlife.
You can see the full story on the Shizuoka gourmet blog.
This is another great photo of the sun from NASA.
Using solar power must be the answer.
Haven’t seen much of the thing in this photo recently. At the moment it is being photographed by a special NASA explorer, and photos like this one are able to provide a new view of our energy source.
By the way it would take about 1 million Earths to fill the sun.
This is a 1943 photo of the Pyramids of Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt.
It shows that they really were built in the sands of the Sahara Desert.
This is an animal, found in the ocean near the Celebes Islands of Indonesia.
Sunset is my favourite time of day.
This is a sunset seen from Lombok Island in Indonesia. The island across the sea is Bali and the mountain is Mt Agung.
A volcano in a glacier in Iceland has closed many airports in North Europe.
The ash from the volcano contains sand, small rocks and also glass particles which could easily cause damage to aircraft engines.
A picture of a white deer, or a white hart, taken on the slopes of Mt Fuji in Japan. It is truly a wonderful sight.
This picture is from a safari park in Japan on the side of Mt Fuji.
On April 21st 1960 the city of Brasilia was finished. It took three years to build this new city, and it immediately became the capital of Brazil. It is now a World Heritage site.
Yesterday the space shuttle Discovery was launched and one of the people on board is a Japanese housewife, Naoko Yamazaki. I hope she is an inspiration to many of my students.
Sunset is my favourite time of the day, and the Golden Gate, which you can just see in the distance, is one of my favourite bridges; what a great combination.
Even though it rarely rains in the Sahara Desert there are sometimes clouds, lots of small, wispy clouds, which form an amazing layer over the sand dunes.