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Nov 29

More Oaxaca Festival
Fiesta de la Virgen de Juquila
Gilroy, California
November 29, 2013
©Laura Quick

This is my 9,000th post

Dec 10

OAXACA STUFFOaxaca, Mexico©Laura Quick

OAXACA STUFF
Oaxaca, Mexico
©Laura Quick

Dec 09

PARACHICOS FESTIVAL DANCERSFestival of Masks, Los Angeles, CA©Laura Quick
Every January there’s a huge week-long celebration in Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico. It features the ParaChicos, men dressed up as “Spaniards” with yellow straw hair and masks wth blue eyes, pale skin, mustaches and beards. Text Link

PARACHICOS FESTIVAL DANCERS
Festival of Masks, Los Angeles, CA
©Laura Quick

Every January there’s a huge week-long celebration in Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico. It features the ParaChicos, men dressed up as “Spaniards” with yellow straw hair and masks wth blue eyes, pale skin, mustaches and beards. Text Link

Aug 28 Reblogged

My favorite creepiest sea anemone EVER - works like a venue fly trap (hence the name) - BTW, in case its confusing - its big “foot” is attached to the thin stick…(also check out the Electric Flaming Scallop)
animalworld:

VENUS FLYTRAP SEA ANEMONE*Actinoscyphia aurelia©NOAA Photo Library
The Venus flytrap sea anemone is a large sea anemone resembling a Venus Flytrap. Like it’s plant namesake, it is believed to close its tentacles to capture prey or to protect itself. It is found in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Flytrap anemones grow up to 30 cm (one foot) across attaching themselves to exposed rock  outcrops on seamounts and deep sea ridges, where currents are relatively  strong. Some scientists have suggested that flytrap anemones  eat bits of debris carried on the ocean currents, their body shape  suggests that they feed on small animals, such as shrimp, that happen to  swim by. Flytrap anemones were recently discovered to release bioluminescent slime when disturbed.
Source: http://www.mbari.org/news/feature-image/flytrap.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap_sea_anemone
Other posts:
Venus Flytrap in action
Electric Flaming Scallop
TheTraveling Sea Anemone
Anemone and Pink Anemonefish
*Looks like the carniverous plant from the movie Little Shop of Horrors

My favorite creepiest sea anemone EVER - works like a venue fly trap (hence the name) - BTW, in case its confusing - its big “foot” is attached to the thin stick…(also check out the Electric Flaming Scallop)

animalworld:

VENUS FLYTRAP SEA ANEMONE*
Actinoscyphia aurelia
©NOAA Photo Library

The Venus flytrap sea anemone is a large sea anemone resembling a Venus Flytrap. Like it’s plant namesake, it is believed to close its tentacles to capture prey or to protect itself. It is found in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Flytrap anemones grow up to 30 cm (one foot) across attaching themselves to exposed rock outcrops on seamounts and deep sea ridges, where currents are relatively strong. Some scientists have suggested that flytrap anemones eat bits of debris carried on the ocean currents, their body shape suggests that they feed on small animals, such as shrimp, that happen to swim by. Flytrap anemones were recently discovered to release bioluminescent slime when disturbed.

Source:
http://www.mbari.org/news/feature-image/flytrap.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap_sea_anemone

Other posts:

Venus Flytrap in action

Electric Flaming Scallop

TheTraveling Sea Anemone

Anemone and Pink Anemonefish

*Looks like the carniverous plant from the movie Little Shop of Horrors

Aug 24 Reblogged

tsparks:

Masks, Patzcuaro
Traditional paper-mache masks diplayed in a market stand in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.
photo by zocalo2010

tsparks:

Masks, Patzcuaro

Traditional paper-mache masks diplayed in a market stand in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.

photo by zocalo2010

May 22

Mexico town’s mutant pointy boots create a craze
by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press
In this picture taken Saturday, May 7, 2011, members of the  “Parranderos” dance crew wait for the dance competition to begin at the  Mesquit Rodeo nightclub  in Matehuala, Mexico.  The dance crews were the  first to embrace the flashy pointy boot-craze that has swept through  the Mexican town of Matehuala, spread to nearby cities and even taken by  migrants across the border into the United States.  						 				(Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)  						 					Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mexico-town-s-mutant-pointy-boots-create-a-craze-1380339.php#ixzz1MdeYpoZw

Mexico town’s mutant pointy boots create a craze

In this picture taken Saturday, May 7, 2011, members of the “Parranderos” dance crew wait for the dance competition to begin at the Mesquit Rodeo nightclub in Matehuala, Mexico. The dance crews were the first to embrace the flashy pointy boot-craze that has swept through the Mexican town of Matehuala, spread to nearby cities and even taken by migrants across the border into the United States. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mexico-town-s-mutant-pointy-boots-create-a-craze-1380339.php#ixzz1MdeYpoZw