Ellie Knapp

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The year of the sunflower: meet the new varieties and colours

This is the Year of the Sunflower. Of course, these “year of” events dreamt up by marketing people are often simply canny ways to sell more stuff. But this time we should pay attention, as in recent years there have been developments in sunflowers that are genuinely appealing and useful to …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Capoeira in Havana, an 800-year-old Chinese statue getting a face lift, falcon training in Abu Dhabi and flamenco fashion in Spain

Facelifts

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Gardens: winter pots

You’ve ripped out summer bedding and consigned petunias and lobelias to the compost heap, but don’t just stack those pots in a corner until spring. Follow these tips to get the most out of them this winter.<p><b>Revitalise old compost</b><p>Accepted wisdom was always that the spent compost left over when summer …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Pictures of the Week 11.13.14

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

Pictures of the Week 10.30.14

The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. More photos<p>Mexico City: Protesters march during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the 43 students who went …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out (In A Good Way)

When it comes to reading, I'm a bit of a masochist. What I mean is that I love books that break my heart just a little. I'm talking about the stories that simultaneously crush your soul and renew your faith in the world. (Sappy chick-lit does not fall into this category.) What I'm referring to are …

Pictures of the Week 6.26.14

Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Combined Fitness Band And Stylish Smartwatch For Your Galaxy Smartphones

The Samsung Gear Fit is one of three smartwatches announced this year by the South Korean company. Focusing on exercise and the quantified self, the Gear Fit is a smartwatch with a higher purpose. I’ve been wearing one for the last two weeks to review both the Gear Fit and the S Health software it …

Pictures of the Week 6.12.14

Pictures of the Week 5.29.14