Tag Archives: butterflies

Another Monarch Butterfly emerges

We watched the second Monarch Butterfly emerge today in the miracle that this transformation is.

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Monarch magic on Monday

Our long warm summer has seen dozens of Monarch butterflies in and around the garden.   But it was only yesterday at Willowbank Park in Tawa (15 mins from my suburb) that I finally managed to get a photo of one.  This one was resting on a native Hebe alongside the path into the park area.

They really are majestic butterflies.

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Another walk by the Pauatahanui Inlet

The long spell of unbroken summer weather continues on here and earlier in the week I went for a walk along the Inlet on the Camborne Walkway.

I began my walk with this view ahead of me.

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The boatsheds are a colourful and eclectic group of buildings. Each has a different character which makes it a very interesting place to wander by.
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And between each boatshed is a glimpse of the stunning Inlet on a stunning day.
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There are creative additions on almost all the sheds.
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A finial to keep away any witches that might be lurking.
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Colours to surprise you and which match the heat of the day.
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Nautical settings with summer flowers.
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And all the time the slap, lap, slap, lap of the water beneath the sheds and around the posts.
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This dachsund does not usually swim but this morning he was happy to stand, tummy deep in the warm water
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As we both looked out over the view
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