Friday, September 24, 2010

Yellow Spring Blooms

Here in Christchurch, spring blooms appearing in yellow aren't just limited to daffodils.

One of New Zealand's iconic native species would have to be the Kowhai tree (pronounced ko - fai). I say iconic as a lot of people think it is NZ's national flower, but we don't actually have a national flower.

The blooms always appear in spring, often before the leaves emerge, yellow & cheerful. It is nice to see one this close to home when I am more used to seeing them outside of the city proper in this part of the country.


Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Beautiful photos Deb - how's the partner? Keeping well and healing I do hope. The flowers are stunning - take a close-up of those blooms, they look spectacular. And made a blooming bead too.

rosebud101 said...

Great photos, Deb!