Monday, 4 July 2011

Explosive in pink!

July Fireworks - Valerian (Centranthus ruber)

Just a few quick words to wish my American friends a very 

Happy 4th of July!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellartarum) on Valerian.

I nipped out into the garden at 7am this morning before it got too hot to snap a visitor to the garden who is rather taken with the Valerian. The first time I saw a hummingbird hawk month I thought it was a real hummingbird and was a little disapointed to find that it was a moth. However, as it is such an amazing sight to behold I am always thrilled to see it.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth on Valerian.

 Hummingbird Hawk Moth on Valerian.

Thank you for all your lovely comments about The Noodle. He is doing really well, growing oh so fast and keeping me very busy. I love every minute I spend with him even if he does like to keep me on my toes! Last week I took him for his first stroll around a garden. He absolutely loved it, giggled and cooed the whole time; so I have high hopes for him on the gardening front -OK OK I know he is only 4 1/2 months old but you have to start them early right?

 The Noodle in his chariot on our first garden visit together :o)

More to come on our first garden visit together soon...