Kōwhai in flower

kōwhai in flower (14 September 2013)

kōwhai in flower (14 September 2013)

Māori have a whakatauki (proverb): Kua ura to ao te kōwhai – The kindling of kōwhai blazes (referring to the fierce way the tree’s wood burns). Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, and the blaze of bright colour was a heart-warming sight. But it’s 6˚C cooler today, so lighting a fire might not be out of the question.

For further information about the kōwhai, see this Wikipedia link. And you’ll find the story of the origins of the tree on Bushman’s Friend.

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