green sea anemone

There’s a whole world to discover in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary tidepools! 

These are giant green anemones, which can often be spotted in the rocky tidepools lining the sanctuary. Their brilliant green color comes from symbiotic algae that live within their tissues! 

(Photo: Shawn Sheltren/NPS)

Anthopleura elegantissima (aggregating anemone) and Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone) are done! I need to do an outdoor photoshoot and put them in my etsy shop

At home with Phryne Fisher: now you see it, now you see it again Pt 13

Marion had the silk cardigan fabric and when she started designing for Phryne this was the first time she wanted to cut it up.” 

(MFMM Costume Exhibition catalogue, 2014)  

Phryne’s beautiful, soft silk knit long line cardigan is for ‘at home’. She wears it over cream silk faille pants or raw silk skirt together with cream silk blouses of various necklines and collars -  tie, mandarin, v-neck, round, roll, cowl and boat necks. She accessorises it with a long scarf with gold thread that follows the line of the cardigan, or a green silk chiffon brooch. Phryne looks relaxed and casual but elegant and stylish to entertain, and interrogate!

Right from the first episode, home sitting rooms double as investigation rooms. In Series 1 Episode 1 Cocaine Blues, headache powders are suspected of being laced with cocaine  - Phryne confirms the doctor’s opinion.

Phryne: Definitely cocaine.

Mac: I’m the doctor.

Phryne: Just to make sure.

Jack learns early on that he needs to find a place in the St Kilda incident rooms if his cases are to run smoothly. In Murder on the Ballarat Train an offer of tea precedes an offer of evidence.  This time a green ‘sea anemone’ silk chiffon brooch augments the outfit.

Phryne: Morning, Inspector. I was just on my way to see you. 

Jack: To explain yourself, I hope. 

Phryne: Tea? 

Jack: I can’t believe your hide. Appropriating a child who should have been in the care of the state. 

Phryne: State care? You know what those places are like. And if that woman was Jane’s aunt, I’ll eat my cloche. The poor child clearly loathed her. 

Jack: None of this explains how that ‘poor child’ came to be in possession of Mrs Henderson’s jewels, or what she had to do with the murder. 

Phryne: It’s lucky for you I convinced Jane she should speak with you. Come in, Jane!

And from her own home to another’s in The Green Mill Murder, the cream and gold accessories blend seamlessly with the Freeman’s decor.  The Freemans are a family in crisis - societal prejudice and family secrets lead to confrontation and tension as Phryne finds ways to solve and absolve.

Death By Miss Adventure supports a similar theme of bigotry as the episode reopens wounds for Phryne with the reappearance of Murdoch Foyle, and Mac hides her own wounds  - ironic for a doctor.  Mac finds it difficult to open up to her closest friend, even in the comfort of her parlour.

Aunt P voices society’s intolerance of difference in a visit to Phryne’s home to warn her of the hospital board’s view of Dr Mac’s ‘unconventional activities’. The setting and Phryne’s outfit are in parallel for both conversations.

Narrow views of women’s place in society, with car racing as a metaphor, provoke reactions from Phryne in Blood at the Wheel. Her parlour and the cream outfit with green sea anemone silk chiffon brooch, play host to meetings with two men, one immediately after the other, Lachlan Pepper from the VAA and Jack.

Pepper comes to Phryne’s home to ensure she cannot race in place of Gerty Haynes. He dismisses suggestions of race fixing, is offhand at the mention of past attachments and perfunctory in his manner.

Pepper: You women are all the same. 

Phryne: I’m quite sure we aren’t. 

Pepper: Ah, no, your threats are wasted on me, Miss Fisher. Your driving offences are on the record. My hands are tied… Good evening to you too, Miss Fisher.

Wheels within wheels as the confrontation with Pepper is immediately followed by a quieter dissonance between Phryne and Jack.   At this point Jack is unable to express the depth of his feelings for her, and she is so distracted by the case that she misreads the reasons for his dark mood and disquiet. 

Phryne: Did you follow up on Antony’s story? 

Jack: The girl can’t be found, but the manager of the York Street Hotel thinks Mr Rose checked in. 

Phryne: Hardly watertight. 

Jack: No, but I can’t question him again without further evidence. 

Phryne: But you could question our friend Pepper. See what comes to light. 

Jack: I intend to. I’ll see myself out. 

And so ends one of the most devastating scenes in the show (IMHO).

Thank goodness the cardigan makes another appearance and I don’t have to end the post at this point.  Dead Air has the cardigan and cream accessories playing host in Phryne’s parlour to interviews and evidence sharing again. 

First to the all-too-helpful Jimmy Creswick:

Phryne: While you’re here, I would like a quiet word about Louisa. 

Creswick: Of course.

And then to Jack/Archie.  Here again we have mirroring of setting and outfits as in Miss Adventure and Wheel, but on this occasion the chord struck between Phryne and 'Archie’ is anything but dissonant.

Jack: Who told Hazel Creswick I should diversify into singing? 

Phryne: I’m not sure, but it certainly is a wonderful suggestion. 

Jack: I’m glad my feeble undercover attempt provides you with amusement. 

Phryne: I look for joy in all the dark places, Archie. 

I think Archie quite likes the thought of the dark places.  

Don’t we all!

“Giant Green Anemone” (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Also known as the Green Surf Anemone, Green Anemone, Solitary Anemone, Rough Anemone, and the Giant Tidepool Anemone, Anthopleura xanthogrammica is a species of Actiniid sea anemone that inhabits low to mid intertidal zones in the Pacific Ocean, ranging from Alaska to Southern California and rarely down to Panama. Like other sea anemones A. xanthogrammica sports several nemoatocyst lined tentacles which are used to paralyze and capture prey that wanders too close. Phoyosynthetic algae of the genus Zoochlorella and dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium live in the tissue and gut of A. xanthogrammica, in this symbiotic relationship they will provide nutrients to the anemone via photosynthesis (partly giving the anemone its green coloration) and in turn they get a safe place to reside. 


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Image: Stan Shebs


People take hundreds of pictures of your man every day, not including the many official photoshoots he does for his music, acting promos, and magazine spreads, plus the selcas he posts for the fans. And yet, he’d rather take photos of you all day long. Taking advantage of the last remnants of summer warmth, Joonmyun and you took a day at the shore, investigating the tiny animals in the tidal pools and giggling as green sea anemones retract suddenly at the lightest brush of a finger. He enjoys his time, barefooted in the wet sand, but even more, he loves capturing the delight on your face as you play chase with the foamy surf.

- Admin J

Miss Fisher’s Fabulous Frocks Outfit Recap - Season 1, Episode 2 - “Murder on the Ballarat Train”

Phryne is a little more restrained in this episode, with only eight total costume changes, as opposed to the 13 different ensembles in episode one (Season 1, Episode 1 Outfit Recap here).

Outfit #1 - Gray jacket with floral skirt and shirt and red camisole

Outfit #2 - Navy floral shirt with white pants and linen jacket and hat

Outfit #3 - Gold velvet shirt with white pants and feather boa

Outfit #4 - Brown and pink kimono

Outfit #5 - Cream assuit, white shirt and pants, green sea anemone brooch

Outfit #6 - Purple wrap dress with silver damask

Outfit #7 - Gray asymmetrical flowing shirt, linen jacket and hat

Outfit #8 - Black bolero with gold designs over green silk undershirt and black pants


Karasuno, Fukurodani and Nekoma decide to do something casual together since they made so many new friends during the camps. The most popular choice is going to the beach for a day. It’s summer and everyone’s trying not to melt into the floorboards, so what’s more perfect that cooling off at the beach?

Shibayama and Yamaguchi are pretty excited about it. Because it means they get to catch more magikarp. Before, they started catching some together on Shibayama’s phone. Shibayama promised Yamaguchi he wouldn’t evolve their magikarp without him. They shook hands on it so it’s definitely a promise he can’t go back on. They’re both on their separate buses making each other’s phones explode with messages and all the fun things they’re going to do on the beach.

When they finally get there Shibayama and Yamaguchi are immediately on Shibayama’s phone on their mission to catch ALL the magikarp.

Kuroo immediately begins judging the shit out of them and ranting about it to Daichi, who is pretending to listen out of politeness. Kuroo absolutely hates Pokemon Go with a passion. He thinks it’s a stupid idea and grown men shouldn’t be playing with imaginary animals while getting hit by buses, “It doesn’t even have cats in it.”

Daichi makes an offhand comment while taking out some drinks, “Well, meowth is a cat?”

As soon as Kuroo hears that he immediately holds Daichi’s phone hostage.

“Kuroo, what are you doing?”

“We’re downloading Pokemon Go. Bo, you wanna come catch a meowth? Maybe there’s an owl pokemon too.”

They haven’t even been there for ten minutes and Daichi is already suffering.

“An owl pokemon? LET’S GO!”

Daichi didn’t have the heart to tell Bokuto there isn’t an owl pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Meanwhile, Shibayama shows Yamaguchi all these cool animals living in the rock pools on their beach side magikarp walk. He points out all the different colours of seaweed growing nearby, there’s black, red and green. All sorts of sea anemones waving their tentacles around in the water. Yamaguchi poked one and it got stuck on his finger. He freaked out and waved his hand frantically to fling it off. Shibayama laughs, “You probably shouldn’t poke them, Yamaguchi.”

After that little mishap Yamaguchi agrees that he shouldn’t go around poking things. **But it’s very hard for him because he learns with touch and movement. If he’s curious about something the first thing he does is poke it.

“Shibayama, you really like the sea don’t you?” Yamaguchi notices that Shibayama seems to like water pokemon the best and he seems to know a lot about the ocean.

“Yea. It’s interesting and there’s so much to see.”

“…was that pun intentional?”

“I am disappointed in myself.”

At that Yamaguchi chuckles.

They’re resting on the sand when they’ve finally caught enough magikarp!!! OAO Together they watch their flailing magikarp evolve into a big, bold and beautiful gyarados.

It’s just a game but they feel so proud of it.

“What should we name him?” Yamaguchi asks.

“We both raised him, it should be a combination of our names.”

“Yamaguchi. Wait. Shibayama? That doesn’t work either.”

“Shibaguchi?” Shibayama suggests.

“It’s not cute enough for our gyarados.”


“Yes! That is cute enough for our son.”

Shibayama has no idea how to react to that.

Yamaguchi slowly gets redder and redder, curling up into a small embarrassed ball facing away from Shibayama. He wants to melt into the sand, “Our gyarados, I mean.”

Unexpectedly I’m falling really hard for YamaYama OAO Would people like some YamaYama headcanons outside of Pokemon Go?