A Photo a Day of Christchurch New Zealand

Monarch butterfly on yellow flower

On my walk yesterday I decided to focus on nice things, so took lots of interesting photos of plants, flowers, red doors etc. And this lovely monarch – who was resting on the flower that was right beside the fence to someone’s house. It just sat there letting me snap away. There’s been a lot of monarchs around right now, and I never tire of seeing them fluttering on the wind, they are so beautiful and vibrant.

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Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand.


  1. gerald on March 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Good to see the small bright things

  2. Kathy on March 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm


  3. Mark on March 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Michelle. I look at your blog all the time as you are my closest neighbour on the Asia list on CDP(also pre quake). I look at your images and just don’t know what to say but today I agree there have been so many Monarchs around this year in OZ as well I did a post a fortnight ago on the same thing, you need beauty and vibrancy in your life right now but it is great to see things like power and water come back on. I know someone in Sumner and how terrible it all his./ Anyway neighbour I often think about you all in Christchurch and hope everyday is a little better.

  4. Jeremy on March 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome … i am waiting for some butterflies to appear … have a dozen or so chrysalis … check out http://blandforddailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/1381-monarch-development.html
    ciao jeremy, Wellington Daily Photo

  5. Nicole on March 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Simply lovely. Butterflies are my personal metaphor for transformation too.

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