Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

The Koru, a symbol of renewal

The Koru is a spiral shaped design that features strongly in Maori carvings and design, it represents the unfurling of a fern frond and it is a symbol of renewal, new beginnings, peace and harmony.



14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

    • twoblackdoggies November 15, 2012 / 8:50 pm

      It is such a beautiful, lush plant and easy to love.

    • twoblackdoggies November 15, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, I have a couple of ‘koru’ pieces at home and have always loved what it symbolises.

  1. kareninhonolulu November 14, 2012 / 3:23 am

    These grow wild here also and I think you can eat the middle of the plant. But I also think when you cut it out to eat you kill the whole plant. Very nice photo.

    • twoblackdoggies November 15, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you. They thrive in the Australian and New Zealand climate as well, have never heard of anyone eating it before.

    • twoblackdoggies November 15, 2012 / 8:54 pm

      So sorry to make you feel homesick, it just seemed perfect for this challenge.

  2. megtraveling November 15, 2012 / 1:41 am

    This is a perfect example for the theme! It’s very beautiful and a little mysterious… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 15, 2012 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you, as soon as I read the word renewal I thought of the fern frond and the koru 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 16, 2012 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you, I think your koru is beautiful and it reminds me of a carving on our wall that was a much appreciated wedding present 🙂

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