Weekly photo challenge: solitary

September 23, 2012 § 8 Comments

Kōwhai is a just beautiful native New Zealand tree. I have several trees in my garden. The birds love it, particularly the tui. I love it because it heralds spring. When finally the days become a little warmer and just a little longer with every new day, kōwhai burst with an astonishing density of unbelievably yellow flowers, all holding honey. It is the warmest, deepest yellow I’ve ever seen on any plant. And then, as spring moves on, the flowers fall. Last year in my garden, one solitary kōwhai flower was stubbornly holding on to spring.

Kōwhai flower.

This week’s photo challenge was to share a photo that means solitary to us.


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