2/16/22

My Corner of the World



These are sculptures of Moa, a flightless bird found only in New Zealand,
that went extinct in the mid 15th century. 
We found the sculptures in Apiti.

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29 comments:

Michele Morin said...

Honoring the memory of the Moa with you today!

Tom said...

...yes, extinct is forever! Thanks Betty for hosting the party.

Suzana said...

Impressive bird! Thank you for link and for hosting the game.
Happy WW and a fabulous week!

Amila said...

These sculptures look wonderful. Thanks for sharing about Moa. I learned something new.
Have a great day!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

I love these sculptures. Thank you for sharing and hosting!

Peabea Scribbles said...

Nice to have the displace to know what they looked like and that they were here.

Cloudia said...

Thank you dear

Sharon Wagner said...

I hate the word extinct! I just read that kolas are on the endangered list. Say it isn't so.

Amy said...

I'll have to check those out next time I"m down that way.

Taken For Granted said...

Good find on that sculpture.

Lillian www.sognafaret.no said...

Wow I thought they wee alive at first sight

Lydia C. Lee said...

The Moa looks like it's related to the Cassowary. I wonder....

dee Nambiar said...

They look so majestic. Mao's will live on through these sculptures.
Thank you for hosting, Betty. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Impressive sculptures, Betty!

Happy Wednesday!

rupam sarma said...

Truly Amazing

Schwabenfrau said...

Woooow, sind die schön, ich mag dinos so sehr.
Allerdings nur Pflanzenfresser. :-)))

Liebe Grüße Eva

Nancy Chan said...

These are beautiful sculptures. Extinct is forever no more. So sad that they are no longer around.

Lea said...

Amazing sculptures!

My Desktop Daily said...

What a pity these magnificent birds went extinct when they did, which is relatively rece ntly, considering... At least we have the artifacts and the art!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

PS: Thank for hosting, Betty!

gigi tepus said...

New Zealand, very far from me!

Zinaida Strinu said...

Wow! Awesome birds! Was this their natural size?

Happy Wordless Wednesday, Betty! ♥

Sandee said...

Beautiful. Art keeps many things alive.

Thank you for hosting the fun.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Betty. ♥

Heidi R. said...

The moa bird resembles an ostrich, but its head and neck are more reminiscent of a dinosaur?

Bill said...

The sculptures are beautiful and impressive. I never heard of Moa before so thanks for sharing.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very impressive sculptures. I assume they are life size-- quite an intimidating bird!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! ~ Love these gorgeous photos and those sculptures are awesome ~ Xo

Wishing you lots of laughter in your days ~

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

csuhpat1 said...

Those are so very beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing them.

Phil Slade said...

That's a very sad but not unique tale Betty. I'm not sure we humans have learned from such lessons.