This time the photography assignment theme is “Circles.” Having just returned home from my trip to New Zealand, I decided to still squeeze in four submissions before the deadline last night.
The first photo for this assignment will be familiar to those of you who saw my post – here from November 13, 2017, entitled “The Unfolding Circle.”
Circles #1 – (just over a week ago).
The circular, nautilus-resembling unfurling branches of a large or giant fern (as grows abundantly in New Zealand) – the size of it when it is still tightly curled up, such as this one, is approximately the size of your fist. SO COOL!!
Circles #2 – Nov. 21, 2017 – The back sides of five pieces of New Zealand currency. My online research from the following link gave me additional information regarding the pressed images:
Left to right, top to bottom:
$2 coin – The kotuku (white heron), flying right. The kotuku is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds and is held in particularly high regard in Maori mythology.
$1 coin – The kiwi bird
10 cent coin – A Maori carved head or koruru under the figure “10” with Maori rafter patterns.
20 cent coin – Representation of a well-known Maori “pukaki” carving.
50 cent coin – The barque Endeavour, commanded by Captain Cook, sailing south, with Mt. Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance under the figure “50”.
Circles #3 – Late last night – taken facing straight down onto the game board of Settlers of Catan – a HUGE family favourite game of ours! – showing circular numbered tokens in the various fields as well as the top of the grey figurine (standing in the forest here) known as “the robber.”
Circles #4 – Late last night – The shape of a much-loved, colourful hacky sack – tightly crocheted (I think) – as well as the bright yellow in the middle of the pattern.