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A Natural Holiday

December 19, 2012

If you’re tired of electronic jingles and Darth Vader Santas (no kidding, the centerpiece of our local Hallmark store) why not enjoy some natural holiday decorations? For instance, this party-colored lobster, Galathea pilosa, courtesy of The Featured Creature.

Or what could be more ornamental than this nudibranch, Chromodoris sphoni.

I can’t even guess which end is the front or back of this life form (probably both, or neither).

And then there’s the shrimp with the candy-cane claws. Who needs glass ornaments?

  1. December 20, 2012 8:06 am

    what a gorgeous post! thank you!

  2. December 20, 2012 10:47 am

    Those are lovely, particularly the shrimp. I’m going to have to glance in the window of the local Hallmark store, too!

  3. December 20, 2012 12:00 pm

    All right (sigh), for those of you underprivileged who don’t live in rural Ohio, here’s Darth:

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