The Butchart Chronicles : May 21, 2014

Photo: Golden Chain Tree

The yellow flowers of laburnum trees are responsible for the old poetic name 'golden chain tree'.  On a sunny day the light is tinged with a golden hue as dappled sunlight filters through the foliage.  The Japanese have a word for this interplay between the light, flowers and leaves:  komorebi (木漏れ日).

Golden Chain Tree