Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday shootout: Small ~ Medium ~ Large ~.

Small as in my little friend John John. He is now in Taiwan.

Sorry no photo of me on my own, you will have to make do with this for medium.

The large here is the Moa, a flightless giant of a bird that is extinct.

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small, medium and big.
Member Voice for our third FMTSO Scavenger Hunt!!
Our official third scavenger hunt (July 8) was suggested by Kerry ~ Small ~ Medium ~ Large ~.

A reminder of the guidelines for our scavenger hunts:
Guide Lines:
* straight out of the camera, no editing
* one photo per word
* three words for each hunt
* add a fourth photo if you can find all three hunt words in one (or just post this one photo)
* hunt area includes your town, surrounding areas, surrounding countryside

Easy-peasy this week: (in her words)

Something small.
Something medium.
Something large.

Try not to confuse yourself like I just did when I thought about how size is a relative thing. But then I remembered this old ditty from Sesame Street, and it cheered me right up:

Oh, everything comes in its own special size
I guess it can be measured
By where you put your eyes
It's so big when you're close
It looks smaller back a bit
That's about the size of it

A joke among the Polynesians is: What did the giant (Tangiwha aka monster) say after he had eaten Tonga, I want Samoa.(some more)

Tonga is an island kingdom and so is Samoa in the South Pacific.

The Moa is an extinct bird, and was the biggest bird that ever lived.

The moa were eleven species (in six genera) of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 3.7 m (12 ft) in height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230 kg (510 lb).[6]


Kerry said...

Wow that Moa is huge! Weird bird.

It's nice to see pictures of you, Ann. Of course you are always accompanied by kids, and I love that about you! I bet you are a super fun adult for them to hang out with.

In answer to your question: The quince is kind of like a cross between apple and pear, drier and not super sweet. An odd fruit!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh Ann this is great. I have Moa in the crossword puzzles all the time and never did know what it looked like. Great job as usual. Your photos are great.

Jama said...

That moa is one huge bird, but still cannot beat Singapore icon - the Merlion! lol
not the one in town, but the humongous one in Sentosa Island!

Angela said...

Cute child. Love your blog

Anonymous said...

Great shots.. and that is a huge bird!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Wah!! Wow!! Huge Moa....great photos.

We over here in Malaysia have tingling feelings about curfew and road blocks if something bad happens tomorrow....pray for us ...Give peace a chance. Clean up the government too.

EG Wow said...

Was the moa really THAT big? It's huge. No wonder it didn't fly!

Pauline said...

Very topical, Ann. Walking with Dinosaurs springs to mind. Great shot of the moa.

Kim, USA said...

Hahaha yes that is huge!!


Ann said...

In Malaysia, they use the word Kampung aka village. Jama knows this word.

The Moa was so big that it fed the whole Kampung during a feast. Apparently, when the Maoris arrived in NZ, it was still here.

In the eye of the beholder said...

Cute kid! Got to love tiny baby's, wow that's a big bird. I loved your humor with the jokes.

Doreen said...

thanks Ann for another fantastic post. I think if I came upon that bird while out walking it would be scary. very big!!

Anonymous said...

this is great. I have Moa in the crossword puzzles all the time and never did know what it looked like. Great job as usual. Your photos are great.
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