Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dinosaurs

It finally got cool enough for Mr. Dragon and yours truly to make a quick trip to the zoo to see the dinosaurs.
"Dinosaurs?", you say?!!!

Yep. 
It was a great idea. 
Bring the dinosaurs to the zoo during the summer when folks are looking for something to do with the kids.
Hopefully, there will be a few visitors who haven't been to the zoo before,
will enjoy the dinosaurs and find out that the Houston Zoo is a great place to visit.
It was such a good idea, that the dinosaurs were held over through Halloween.



Stegosaurus

I loved the setting.
Lots of foliage, trees, flowers
for the dinosaurs to play in.
It was all well thought out.


Dimetrodon, Euoplocephalus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops

We had a great time watching the kids.
They were running and loud and then they entered the dinosaur exhibit
and suddenly, when they come on the first dinosaur ... quiet!
BIG critters and they make LOUD noise. 



At the  every end there was a cemetery.
A cemetery for just a few of the animals that once roamed the earth
on land and in the seas. 

We really don't have a very good record being stewards of the earth and its creatures.

It was a lovely, cool (mid 70's instead of low 90's) way to spend the afternoon.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by the lovely Mary.
Each mosaic is different. Each has its own story to tell.



36 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, on Samhain/Halloween we should remember the species that have become extinct too, in addition to our ancestors.

Crafty Christina said...

Wow, what a neat exhibit!

LDH said...

Well, I enjoyed the dinosaurs at the zoo too. Thanks for taking me along :)

Sharon said...

Could I send you a few ^ 0r 7 bears ranging in size from cub status to elephant status. We have a really bad situation here this Fall. We truly are being overrun by very hungry bears. Add a cougar to the mix and I have my own zoo so to speak. Glad it has cooled down for you. Happy Halloween! Sharon

Pondside said...

My grandsons are at the dinosaur-mad stage so they'd love this place.

Pat - Arkansas said...

If I'm to see dinosaurs in the woods, these are the sort I'd like to see. My 3 yr old great grandson would be in kiddy heaven to see these; he's dinosaur crazy at present.

eileeninmd said...

I'll bet the kids love this part of the zoo with the dinosaurs.

Ebie said...

How neat! Kids would love these!

I just came from the LA Zoo today and we do not have these dinosaurs! And most of the park was under constructions.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wish I could bring my grandson to this exhibit -- he'd love looking at all the dinosaurs!

It's very sad about all the different animals that became extinct. Hopefully more is being done these days to help prevent that from happening.

Barb said...

Gosh, Snap - these dino's have been roaming. They were here in Denver a bit ago. My Grands did love them!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How cool and how amazing! I really enjoyed your mosaic.

Dishesdone said...

The Dinosaur Zoo looks like a fun place to visit! The Cemetery looks interesting!

Lavender Cottage said...

Looks like a great place to visit for kids and adults alike!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Plenty of food for thought here. I think I am glad I wasn't roaming the earth at the time of the dinosaurs, though. Our halloween was cold, cold, cold. I am still defrosting after trick or treating!

Rettabug said...

How fun! My grandkidlets would love something like this! The 6 yr. old has been asking to go to a cemetary to do grave stone rubbings. ??? Where on earth she got that idea, I'll never know.

I hope our Zoo gets something similar to this.

EG Wow said...

Sounds like a GREAT exhibit!

podso said...

Fun exhibit and great way to tell the story with the mosaics!

Mary said...

I have to say I'm not sorry to see the dinosaur extinct, but it is sad about the other species...

Vee said...

Sometimes I think Someone might have a plan...dinosaurs on earth now could get very scary, but what fun to see them featured this way.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a great mosaic. My daughter loved dinosaurs when she was little.
Karen

GrandmaK said...

Really grand mosaics. You're right, we haven't been very good stewards of this land!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Pat said...

Wonderful post and mosaics.

La said...

Very cool exhibit. La

Lorrie said...

Fun dinosaurs. My son loved them when he was younger.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to the zoo. I'm sure the children were fascinated with them.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a neat exhibit for Kids of All Ages! Well done on the mosaics and tour! Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gals Goodies and Gals post today!

Erika B said...

Oh, my girls love dinosaurs and are totally fascinated by them. We had to buy a big book so we could see how the names was supposed to be pronounced. Not too easy! We saw the spectacular show "Walking with dinosaurs" last year and the girls still talk about it.

Erika B

Self Sagacity said...

These dinosaurs would be great in our happy hollow park, why didnt they think of these...:-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a wonderful exhibit!!! I wish I could have seen it and the kids...Have a wonderful week and I loved this post!!!

Anja said...

Dear Snap,

Your sentences under your mosaic are really true and not only with animals and earth, especially not with ourselves, bitter truth. I am also very fond of Buddism however I am no Buddist, it's probably a good way to become friendly with oneself.

Have a good week!

Anja

Diana said...

Wow, what a great zoo...enjoyed the dinosaurs and info...great mosaic and post! ~Diana

Lori E said...

A cemetery for the species that are no longer? What an interesting idea. It really makes it real doesn't it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very creative idea for this Zoo, I love the collages and pictures!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How fun!!

Suzy said...

What a neat place. The graveyard of animals of the past was very touching! Amazing how we let animals simply be no more.

Mary said...

Now that is the way that kids learn the best -- having fun, and exploring freely! What a great exhibit. Thanks for sharing at MM> :)