The koru (Māori for “bight” or “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol inMāori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.
Wellington Harbour is an arm of Cook Strait, covering 70 km², with a two-km wide entrance at its southern end between Pencarrow Head and the Miramar Peninsula.
Continuing the New Zealand theme in preparation for the World Cup, here are a couple of mini Auckland shots taken from the Sky Tower.
With the Rugby World Cup about to start in New Zealand, I thought I ought to post a Māori. He performed a Haka. He scared me.
Technically this was a difficult shot to take as I was on my knees with camera above heading looking up towards the (blue) sky. But you don’t care about that – you just want the Spider, right?
He likes to roll over whilst killing Da Bird.
My Grandad and Cousin. Gotta be around 1977/78 I reckon.
My new red desk. Dexter Bobblehead completes the lushness.
The common name in English, “marigold”, is derived from “Mary’s Gold”, a name once exclusively applied to Calendula. In Nepal it is called ‘शयपत्री’ which means hundred leafed flower, referring to its many florets per head. They look mighty fine with a Hoverfly perched on top.