Posts Tagged ‘mexico


Sea of Cortez ~ Isla Partida



Palapa & Lights

Warm breezes with a hint of moisture blowing beneath the palapa. Thatched designs and Christmas lights. Bebidas and salt air. Slinging poorly hablado Spanish. Happy hour all day? An easy pace to the day and night.



Travel: Land’s End…..El Arco

photography-cabo-mexico-ocean-sunset-SwittersBLooking South through the Arco at the end of the peninsula for Baja California. I am setting in the Bahia San Lucas. On the other side of the arch is the Golfo de California. The air is neutral; neither warm nor cooling, almost invisible to the senses. There is little noise, but for the small panga plying its way back to Cabo (‘the end’). Another end of day moment, begging to be taken in and enjoyed. A photographer takes it in, but by varying degrees has to calculate the view, if but for a quick moment.


Odd Fellow & Mental Health: La Isla de las Muñecas

Fanciful fun or mentally miss wired? Creepy visually and I wouldn’t go here if you’ve lost a child or your mind is impressionable. Many of the images are unsettling for some. I won’t be traveling to La Isla de las Muñecas ever.

isla doll2

“Over fifty years ago, Don Julian Santana left his wife and child and moved onto an island on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals. According to some, a young girl actually drowned in the lake, while most others, including his relatives, say Don Julian Santana merely imagined the drowned girl….In 2001 Don Julian Santana was found drowned in the same area in which he believed the little girl had died.” (Atlas Obscura) more here (X) for the creepy gluttons.

isla doll 1Speaking of mental health issues: overload, burnout, numbness, an inner voice beckoning, searching for the harmony….it isn’t found in the above (sorry to some for the exposure at all). The weather is moderating (knock on wood) and Springtime (even a false Spring) is right around the corner. Winter doldrums are quite burdensome right now for many.

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” 

Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast)


Grey Skies: Recalling Blue

The skies have turned that prolonged color of grey. Shades of grey, day after day. I will be alright for awhile longer, but by February or March, I will crave blue, warmth, sunshine, dryness. In the meantime, I will look at photos that recall blue skies.

Boat Flat C.I SwittersB

Blue Sky Loreto Wall SwittersB

Sunset XMas Is SwittersB


Photography: Flare…La Llamarada



Photography: Loreto, Mexico Visit

Loreto Wall SwittersB


loreto street swittersb


loreto inn swittersb

Loreto, Mexico (La-ret-o….not La-ray-to) is a lovely little town in Baja California that has less tourism than the other larger Baja townships. The Spanish and French influences are visible. The streets are quieter and the pace perfect for the mind.


Carmine: No Not Carmine Ragusa

Perhaps you are old enough to remember a sitcom character in the U.S. on Laverne & Shirley named Carmine Ragusa.  Well there is another Carmine I had never heard of and you maybe eating Carmine or the dye derived from bugs. Dannon Yogurt uses Carmine. Starbucks used to. Ugh!! I know, I know we all manner of stuff we have no clue about. 


Carmine on the right.

“In a recent statement urging the yogurt manufacturer to stop using the dye, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says the strawberry, cherry, boysenberry and raspberry flavors of Dannon’s “Fruit on the Bottom” line use an additive that contains pulverized bodies of cochineal insects, which gives the yogurt its red color.

Carmine, the food dye in question, is an all-natural additive made from cochineal insects, an arthropod native to Mexico and South America. The group claims using the additive is deceptive, as consumers believe the color of their yogurt is caused by the reddish berries.” (XXX)


There’s already enough crap (so to speak) in the food supply. 






Real Tacos & A Beer (or two)

Andrew Evans....Not in Mexico


As in traveling anywhere off the tether of a tourist, the joy is in finding those little spots and partaking of the simple and authentic. Nothing complicated. Little indigenas provide warmth, charm and handmade fair that, for me, has never failed to settle well in the stomach. Take a chance the next time you travel to a far off place. Set aside the language difficulties. Smile, nod, gently point toward your selection (oh for crying outloud…please forget all the cultural admonitions on ‘don’t do this or you may get hit with a shoe!’ crap) and enjoy yourself. The simple salsa is worth a try, don’t you think? Check out the rest of Andrew Evans photographic work in Mexico


Montauk Sea Creature (Movie Scam Alert; Object of Art? Another one?? A Norse Funeral? 6/5/09)

Montauk Sea Creature

Montauk STube ea Creature

Bozo’s Abound: Norse Funeral for Racoon a supposed explanation for first Montauk creature…not sure about the second Monty. Phewy BS! Anon. BS….

Update 11/7/2008:  This story appears to get continued hits, so in a query to see if anything new out there to prompt your enquiries, I came upon this site…a site for those interested in the New England phenomenon of unexplained and explained critters

Update 8/18/08: Possible scam alert!

I have not posted much about this fascinating ‘it’.  Not sure. I include this because I admired how defiant the sea creature was in the end. photoshopped or real? Not sure.

Probably some animal research facility disposed of this. I no sooner made light of that scenario than goof ball Sara of Beastie Weenie popped up with the popcorn fart thought  of the day.

You Just Don't Need To Make This Mierda Up

You Just Don’t Need To Make This Mierda Up

“I really hope its a dinosaur, but more then likely its some kind of muntant.
What I do know is there IS an animal testing site nearby, Plum Island, where they research animal/agricultural diseases. However its been rumoured to also be a facility for germ warfare.
Have you ever heard of the Montauk Project? The hidden bunkers where they supposedly did phycological warfare research. Something to think about… “

(Sara knows this is related to animal research facility nearby)

News Alert!!!!! (8/6/2008, 0700 PDST):

Montauk Sea Creature sans fig leaf~sorry

Montauk Sea Creature sans fig leaf~sorry

Update 3/22/09: “Alexis Rockman, a contemporary New York artist whose grand, mural-like paintings often focus on the natural world, has a new show at Nye Haus, open through April 18. The show includes a ten-foot painting in which the Montauk monster — that hairless, gnarled, toothy creature that washed up on a Montauk beach last summer — lies surrounded by detritus like Pepsi bottles and pieces of plastic.”

The legend of Monty continues…”     Where is Plum Island and What do they do there?
Plum Island Animal Research Center

Plum Island Animal Research Center

Ah, even the evil Bush Admininstration has a hand in Plum Island. Of course, so has every other president for several decades. Maybe Sara Martin at Beastie Weenie was onto something.
(5/16/09) Need more info about Plum Island. Odd no push from msm to overcome the ‘no comment’s….
Representatives from Plum Island could not be reached for comment. But last year, Plum Island Director Larry Barrett denied any link between the first Montauk Monster and the Homeland Security-run facility: “I can state categorically that it is not associated with the work performed at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). PIADC serves as the Nation’s first line of defense against foreign animal diseases of livestock by identifying such diseases through diagnostic testing and by developing vaccines to protect livestock from those diseases.“
So, is Nicky Papers actually sitting on (yuck!) the newest find (nope, guess couple are sitting on this mess)? If true, (remember the Georgia Bigfoot Fiasco), then the photos/video will we interesting….wonder how they loaded and iced that  stinking mass of rot? Much like they do that with a human…been there-done that.
Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Plum Island Animal Disease Center

“We’re proud of our role as America’s first line of defense against foreign animal diseases.

We’re equally proud of our safety record. Not once in our nearly 50 years of operation has an animal pathogen escaped from the island.”

“In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined us on the island, taking responsibility for the safety and security of the facility.”  (That crititcal huh?) Promote your blogs and explore others.

The Panama Creature (if real) appears less given to normal identification or linking to a typical land based animal (Montauk=Racoon; not that I lind Monty to a Racoon). “Zoologists in Panama said they’re not sure what the creature is, but said it resembles a dead fetus.”

“As soon as video of the monstrous creature was released, speculations began swirling. People said it was everything from an alien to a monster and an albino hairless sloth. There has been no word on whether investigators will perform a DNA test on the creature to determine what exactly it is.”

Video in Espanol gives some idea of size and shape of Panama Creature.


Below @ “The Past” you can search back to 2008 month by month

July 2014
« Jun    
Count your blessings, instead of your troubles. You attract more blessings by acknowledging the ones you already have, no matter how small they may seem.

Welcome to SwittersB & Fly Fishing. Please Share, Comment & Like Away!

Please subscribe just below. Use the Search box to search topics.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the SwittersB blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,754 other followers

The Past

Dutch Meyers Said…….

"Fight 'til hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice." Search Box Below


SwittersB Visitors Stopping By

230!!! Countries Visiting SwittersB~Thank You!!!

free counters

Blog Stats: There are lies, damn lies and statistics

  • 3,577,531 Visits/Views (WP Original Stat~Pre Flag Counter Stats)


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,754 other followers