Emerging fern frond. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Yep; corny headline. But I really do love ferns.
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Ferns grow abundantly in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the silver fern (ponga) has become one of our most recognisable national symbols, with both leaf and frond used widely in art and branding.
The koru (literally loop in Maori), or unfurled frond, is highly symbolic to Maori. It is frequently depicted across all Maori visual arts (something already mentioned by Ann-Christine in her ‘Curve’ post), and symbolises growth and the continuation of life as well as strength, endurance and power.
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We’ve been home from the Coromandel for a couple of days and are already thinking we need another holiday. But on the plus side, I’ve been sorting my photos from the trip. I think this is one of my favourites.