A suprise treat in the garden

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Today was a lovely autumn day in the sunny Mangamahu .  Mummy was out in the garden planting some renga renga lilies.

IMG_2513IMG_2512IMG_2511Mummy was very pleased to see a monarch butterfly in her garden.  Unfortunately, she thinks it will be the last of the season.  Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.



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7 Responses to A suprise treat in the garden

  1. Wow, what a pretty butterfly!! What luck that your Mummy got a pigture!!


  2. that’s a super interesting plant… is it a plant what belongs to your country or can we try to plant that plant here too?

  3. Cupcake says:

    That butterfly looks delicious!

    Love and licks,

  4. Kismet says:

    The monarchs here spend the winter in Mexico. Please don’t tell me that yours spend the winter in Antarctica.

  5. dougalldog says:

    Pretty butterfly!

  6. That is an unusual plant. Is that the seed pod?
    The butterfly may be passing through, or it may be looking for lodging. Apparently Monarchs can go into suspended animation during cold weather in sheltered spots. We had some that hung out in the yard all winter ( and it was a long wet pretty cold on here) and would appear on warmer sunny days. I think they hun out near the bushes where the dryer vent is. We tried to have some sort of blooming plants in sheltered spots for them. Quite surprising and we don’t know how, but they seemed to have made it through to spring (here). Maybe they are thinking “If it’s good enough for maremmas….”

  7. Clowie says:

    That’s a lovely butterfly! I’ve never seen a plant like that one.

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