The seasons are changing here in the Texas hill country.
The nights are cooler, the leaves on the pecans and sycamores are falling, yellow wildflowers like broomweed and ragweed are abuzz with busy bees and huge monarch butterflies, and everywhere you go the world is aglow with the golden hue sunlight seems to get at this time of year.
It’s my favorite time of year, and everyone is getting excited for the coming holidays.
Halloween is just around the corner, and we like getting all dressed up for the spooky holiday, even the dinos and other paleo-critters at Pete’s shop. Which one is your favorite? 😀
Count Fragilis! This fearsome master of the night is a rare coloring for Allosaurus called Axanthic, which means there is no yellow in the skin. Someone has painted the tiny horns above her eyebrows a deep red to match her costume. In the wild, this color variant is extremely rare because the yellow to red coloring on their heads is reduced to silver or black, which is not very attractive for most Allosaurus. It is a little more common for pet Allosaurus, since a lot of people think it looks pretty awesome bro.
Who’s that Pokemon? A Camarasaurus (I’m thinking his name should be Snickerdoodle) enjoys a sporty green jacket for the cooler weather. He doesn’t mind the flappy things at all, though he has tried eating them off his back once or twice already. He quickly discovered they are not tasty. Do you know which grass Pokemon he is?
Steggy Princess Ballerina! Steggy loves dressing up and having kids paint on her plates. Well, at least as much as a tortoise can “love” anything, which means standing there and letting you do it. 😀 Give her a ballerina tutu and some ribbons, though, and she’ll show off her Stegosaurus pirouette. It’s not very likely that Stegosaurus could stand on its hind legs for long, but they are masters of quick, graceful turns!
These critters were drawn for fun with no references, so inaccuracies abound. But they make up for it with cute! My personal favorite is Steggy of course. 😀
Thank you so much for stopping by! See you on October 15th for a new Fossil Friday critter! 😀