Friday, 27 June 2008

Five a Day

At the moment the vegetable patch is bursting out all over with chard, spinach, lettuce, beans, peas, sweetcorn and courgettes. All thanks to Helen and the kids carefully nuturing, harvesting and watering.
The Courgette flowers are really impressive and are certainly the biggest blooms in the garden at the moment.

Courgette Flower

The Patch

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Samba Band Spectacular

Josh took part in the Sevenoaks Festival at the weekend playing in the Judd School samba band. They really looked great in their new band t-shirts, especially commissioned for the event and soon had the crowds swaying to the rhythmic cacophony.

Josh in the Judd School Samba Band

Monday, 23 June 2008


There's been a noisy family of Jays around for the pass few days and I managed to get this flight shot of one as it flitted from tree to tree.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Two Moth Hatchings

Light Emerald

Josh with Eyed Hawkmoth
Two moth pupae that the kids had collected over the past months hatched out to revel a splendid Eyed Hawkmoth and a Light Emerald. They were both released as the sun set.

Eyed Hawkmoth

Friday, 13 June 2008


Male Blackcap
The singing male Blackcap is heard virtually daily in the garden but is seldom seen in the leafy canopy so I was pleased to get this picture.

Wood Wasp

Two of these superb Wood Wasps were seen and one was caught as it stumbled into the garage. The impressive spike is actually an ovipositor.