9/21/16

kowhai and tuis

The kowhai (pronounced KO-fie) is a lovely tree native to New Zealand and 
the name is the Maori word for 'yellow'. 


Native birds love the trees and at Hollards yesterday, we found a
tree full of tuis.









22 comments:

Mosura said...

What a magnificent tree. Your Tuis look a bit like our wattle birds in Australia.

Handmade in Israel said...

A truly beautiful tree! Such a wonderful colour.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a beautiful tree. The Maoris certainly give things nice obvious names!

Amy Franks said...

one of my most favourite flowers, so bright and cheery :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

A beautiful tree and great that so many birds can enjoy its food

Anu said...

That tree is gorgeous!

Uppal said...

Lovely yellow blooms!

daisy gurl said...

Spectacular!
Thank you for sharing this stunner on The Maple Hill Hop!

Lea said...

Beautiful tree and great bird photos too!

Minoru Saito said...

Wow! The yellow trees are very nice. It's very good for various kind of birds. I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Full of flowers. Beautiful click.

Rhonda Albom said...

I love seeing the kowhai in bloom and the tuis getting drunk :)

diane b said...

Wow that is a bright yellow tree. Just beautiful. Interesting birds too.

Sharon Wagner said...

That tree is loaded!

Taken For Granted said...

That is a stunning tree, and I have learned my first Maori word. Thank you for that. Lovely photos. I enjoyed your sunset from yesterday as well.

Denise inVA said...

Truly beautiful!

Debbie Rodgers said...

It's a good thing you provided a pronunciation guide for kowhai. If I'd been given 10 chances to guess, that wouldn't have been one of them. :-)

I love the tree - and the name. Thanks for sharing, Betty!

Pea bea said...

Love that you shared this. As I've never been to New Zealand, it is nice to see your photography. The kowhai blooms are such a pretty yellow. I picture that it is a fragrant bloom. :)

bill burke said...

A beautiful tree! The birds are enjoying it too.

jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful flowering tree. Your capture with the bird in it is my favorite! You were there at the right moment:)

moni said...

Hello Betty,
what a wonderful flowering tree!
I call it "golden nature". ;-)
Have a nice day,
moni

http://www.reflexionblog.de

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

What a lovely tree - so different from anything that lives near me! Also thank you for sharing the correct pronunciation. Now I'm curious about the tuis. Is that pronounced "twees" or "too-ees"? They have lovely feather patterning.