Monday, July 13, 2015

A Year with "Dino", the Vernal, Utah Dinosaur

         What fun to have a dinosaur to dress for different seasons and holidays!

         Tim and I drive through the town of Vernal every month, and each month we look forward to viewing "Dino" in his seasonal attire and adornments.

          Last week I introduced readers to "Dino", the unofficial mascot of Vernal.  In this post I present a photo essay of "Dino" as he is displayed throughout the year.  Enjoy!

January-February
Dino plays cupid for love-struck passers-by.


March
Dino honors the legendary Dr. Suess's birthday
on March 2nd, with this tribute to his books.


March-April
Happy Easter!

May
Dino holds a sign with a photo of himself as a hatchling,
and a touching shout-out to Mom which reads:
"Mommy You're The Best!".


June
Here's to the class of 2015!


July
Happy Birthday, America!

July-August
The fishing is good at nearby Jones Hole Creek,
part of Dinosaur National Monument.


August-September
The top photo shows Dino enjoying a cookout,
along with the garden's late-summer bounty of watermelon
and pumpkin.
In the bottom photo Dino is all aglow for nighttime.

October.
A large and furry spider spins its web around Dino,
and he doesn't even seem to care!


November
Dino is ready to take the turkey out of the oven.

December
Merry Christmas from Santa Dino!







8 comments:

  1. A fun posting, Rita!

    My favorite photos of Dina are: the one taken in May where he's holding an image of himself as a hatchling along with a Happy Mother's Day greeting; the photo taken when he's all aglow at nighttime.

    John

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    1. I really like the Mother's Day "Dino", too. But I like them all!
      I wonder who comes up with the costumes and accessories for the dinosaur—looks like it would be a fun job.

      Glad you enjoyed the post, John!

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  2. Love these! The summer dinos are all so inventive, but nothing beats a dinosaur with bunny ears! Ha!

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  3. This is so good, like time lapse photography!
    Liked Santino best, the Santa Dino :)

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    1. I especially like Santa Dino covered in snow. That picture was taken six years ago - we haven't had much snow for the past several years.
      Thanks for traveling through the year with Dino!

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  4. How delightful, Rita. I had no idea how well accessorized Dino is.

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    1. While Dino has been dressed for the seasons ever since Tim and I first traveled to Vernal—18 years ago this September—the extra accessories and props are a recent addition to the Dino display.
      We really enjoy this roadside attraction while on our way to Craig every month.

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