Furry brown buds - kowhai, not kiwi fruit

More often pictured in glorious golden flower - kowhai is the Maori word for yellow - this kowhai tree bore tangles of soft brown buds, framed by emerging leaves. 

They are seen at an unusual angle - I looked up into the tree and saw the late afternoon sun lighting up this curious sight.  I, and the tui, look forward to these buds bursting.