Random Muertos Images

Colored sand or sawdust is spread on the ground, with flower petals, beans, seeds, rice, etc. added to make a picture.  As with Day of the Dead’s theory of impermanence, these are displayed for only a few days.

Marigolds are the flowers of choice and people are seen carrying huge bundles down the street at the cost of only $5!

Masks and sugar skulls pop up everywhere!

Graves are cleaned and elaborately decorated with flowers and candles by family members, in preparation for the visit of their loved ones’ spirits.

A Caterina can be sighted from time to time…

and sugar candy, in all its glorious forms, abounds.

 To share more Dia de los Muertos traditions, visit Rebecca each Sunday in October @ http://corazon.typepad.com/.

~ by Dawn Elliott on October 15, 2011.

9 Responses to “Random Muertos Images”

  1. truly momentum is growing!!! just the colour orange is enough to sweep me away with anticipation. thanks for sharing these photos, and all our years together for dia de los muertos in mexico! truly, we are blessed!

  2. I love seeing all these photos. Someday I must get to Mexico for the celebration. I just can’t find enough marigolds around here. Maybe I should grow them, duh! Love the Catarinas! Nice post. I feel the spirit and can hardly wait until November 1st!


  3. Since orange is my favourite colour, this is another excuse to add its liveliness to my interior decor by setting up my own offrenda. I love all your pictures. I am excited to visit Mexico someday.

  4. I too cannot find enough marigolds. Your post is wonderful Dawn and also inspires to get things goings. The spirit is moving us all! Thank you.

  5. Lovely photos! I wish we could grow those wonderful huge marigolds here in Texas, we only have small blooming ones. The candy makes me smile as I remember my childhood. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  6. Fabulous, glorious wonderful photos!!!!!!!!!!
    It was like I was there!
    Thank you!!!

  7. Just today I learned about the theory of impermanence. It makes so much sense, adding another layer to the beauty of this celebration.

  8. Spectacular, one and all. I especially like the real live Caterina.

  9. Great images Dawn to help us get inspired! Next year I’m going to make a flower/seed painting at my community altar!

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