Spring indeed!


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Trompie agrees with the spring idea.
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Kowhai tree

Kōwhai (Māori pronunciation: [kɔːɸai] or [kɔːfai]) are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas.[1] Kōwhai trees grow throughout the country and are a common feature in New Zealand gardens. Outside of New Zealand, kōwhai tend to be restricted to mild temperate maritime climates.

The blooms of the kōwhai are widely regarded as being New Zealand’s national flower,[2] although they have no official status as such.[3]

The word kōwhai is also used in the Māori language for the colour yellow, because of the colour of the flowers.[4]

The spelling kowhai (without a macron) is common in New Zealand English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dwhai

25 responses to “Spring indeed!”

  1. Scrapy, dis pragtige fotos!

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    1. Baie dankie, ek geniet my lopies in die lente as alles so bloei en blom. Hoe loop jy uitstappie? Is jy al saam met jou dogter?

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      1. My dogter het gistermiddag aangekom. Jong Scrapy, ek sukkel bietjie met die aankope, is oorversigtig. Maar vandag en môre is my 2 belangrike dae by die naweekmark.

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        1. Ek kan goed glo dat jy versigtig moet wees. Die Rand is so min werd en dan wil jy nie n floppie daarvan maak nie. Dis goed dat jou dagter kan ondersteun en help uitkyk.

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  2. Dis sulke pragtige blomme!! Hier is nie baie bome hier by ons aan die Weskus nie! Die bloeisels is pragtig!

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    1. Dis alles bome hier langs die straat. Geplant deur munisipaliteit.

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  3. Oh, Trompie, we love Spring and everything in bloom and your picture makes it look even more beautiful ❤ Autumn started now for us and it storms, so I won't be out for a while…I suppose 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to the both of you 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks we will enjoy the sunshine here this weekend. Stay safely inside while the weather is stormy over there. High paws and love licks.

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    1. Dankie dit gee mens sommer nuwe woema!

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  4. The kowhai is a lovely sight at this time of year.

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    1. Yes I love them. Ferguson Drive north has trees on both sides. I can’t stop enjoying the sight.

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      1. The bees love them too.

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        1. Yes they do. At the moment there are not many bees because it stays cold and wet too.

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  5. Wishing you an awesome spring – autumn here now…!Beautiful flowers – and Trompie of course!

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    1. Thanks Leya, it took a long time before the weather started to be warmer. Last week we still had snow on the hills.

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  6. Pragtig… gaan Trompie dit oorleef so lank sonder jou….

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    1. Dankie! Ek wonder of ek dit gaan oorleef so sonder hom. Ek sal hom maar moet Skype as ek n kansie kry.

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  7. Ai, dis te pragtig! Is Trompie beter? Hy lyk heel op en wakker daar tussen die bloeisels.

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    1. Dankie! Hy is weer sy ou self, op en wakker. Moet naweek sy hare afskeer want hy kry warm as die son so bak gedurende die dag.

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      1. Bly om te hoor! My drietjies se hare het al twee weke terug gewaai.

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        1. Hierdie tyd van die jaar is die groomers maklik vier weke vol bespreek. Ek hoop om hom die naweek by te kom met die knipper. Hy hyg sommer gou van die warmte.

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  8. Very beautiful blossoms!

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    1. Thanks Anne, they are just beautiful this time of year.

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