One of my favorite Kowhai trees is in Atkinson Ave, and it is in full bloom now. When I drove past the other day, I stopped and took the shot above. The dark background on the other side of the road was a bonus.
Below: the actual tree – unfortunately the sun was not out when I took the picture. Kowhai (sophora sp.) are quite common in the Waitakere Ranges and at this time of year add a beautiful yellow hue to the green of the bush. They are also popular trees in gardens and along some streets.