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

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Serene: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


Ben Huberman says:

This week, share a visual moment of blissful quiet.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/serene/

Sunset over my place.

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 Photo of wild chestnut tree flower which stands on the school ground,

huge and serene.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculus_hippocastanum

Anne Frank Tree[edit]

A famous specimen of the horse-chestnut was the Anne Frank Tree in the centre of Amsterdam, which she mentioned in her diary and which survived until August 2010, when a heavy wind blew it over.[22][23] Eleven young specimens, sprouted from seeds from this tree, were transported to the United States. After a long quarantine in Indianapolis, each tree was shipped off to a new home at a notable museum or institution in the United States, such as the 9/11 Memorial Park, Central H.S. in Little Rock, and two Holocaust Centers. One of them was planted outdoors in March 2013 in front of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where they were originally quarantined. [3]

Satisfaction: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between.

Hop over to The Daily post and see more ideas on satisfaction.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/satisfaction/

Taking photos gives me a lot of satisfaction especially when the photos are special like the following ones:IMG_2964

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I think this is an Anthurium Sweet Dreams

http://www.gellerts.co.nz/index.cfm/page/anthurium-varieties?&pageNo=2