The monarch is beautiful and I absolutely love the fungus on the tree trunk! It made me think of small group of pink orchids I saw on Le Chemin clinging to a tree trunk, just before Lauzerte.
I don't actually remember seeing monarchs when nI lived in New Zealand, but I guess I must have!
Lots of them here maalie, lots. I remember watching one hatch out when I was in Standard 2 at primary school- a highlight of my schooling.
It's hard to fathom. I had a very pleasant morning, out cycling in the sunshine, taking photos. Soon after I arrive home, unimaginable tragedy strikes Christchurch.
Beautiful pics...which lead me to realize, thankfully, you ok! Our hearts go out to all of you in NZ!