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chinese language

Howdy gang, me again, I hope everyone is feeling good today, not sick or tired or feeling depressed.  today I am writting to you about learning a new language.

I have been meandering and playing around with learning chinese.  I have several apps on my android and a few books helping to do this. what is interesting about this language is how the word structures are just so different.

example, You and I would say, I went to the library yesterday at something o clock, they say it I, yesterday, to the library, at o clock went,  something like this, or it is I yesterday, at o clock to the library went, not sure,  I am finding it hard to learn. it is a slow process for me. after a year and a half trying to learn it I still cant speak hardly any of it.

I am curious have any of you tried to learn chinese, or  korean or some language that is quite different from english or your native language? What helped you to learn it andwhat problems have you had?  what is really neat is if you google translate english into chinese it comes up and all you have to do is type your sentence into the box andit translates it into tradition or simplifed characters and I  use my pleco camara to translate to pinyin. really cool.

today it is so cold out and light dusting of snow I am like stuck in the house, not feeling well either, kind of feel like I am getting a sinus infection, hopfully just my normal allergies bothering me.  So I am looking at my grammar and reading and writting chinese text books I just got a couple of days ago.

anyway here aer some more pictures for you to enjoy.

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outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

the bog again

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dont know the name of this floewr pretty no?

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black eye susan?

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wider view

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those are milkweed and thistle growing to gether it was actually prettier in person.

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some kind of jimsome weed maybe wild morning glories.

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some kind of white oak possibly?

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this is all for now hope you enjoy (springfield bog in akron ohio)

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

dinosaurs

hi gang did not go to the outer banks this time but did get to the cleveland musuem first time ever there. they had the saropods and other dinos there. here are a few pictures I got.

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saropod leg. wow what a big crittor they were.

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terrorbird said to run down animals bigger than themselves, sorry guys I find this hard to believe, in fact I am more inclined to believe they ate fruit and small animals that could swallow whole. mans imagineation is wonderful and all but it should never replace logic and evidence.

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now I ask you what possible use could thos long canines serve? they would get in the way of biting and tearing and eating.

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get bit by him, OUCH!

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terrifying angle aint it? lol, looks like the alligator in the backround is yelling LOOK OUT!

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well that is it for now.  enjoy.

outer banks spring 2015 continued

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where are all the waves? here I sit and contemplate what would happen if while I wait for a wave a great white shark bites me, ouch!!!!! lol

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hahahahahahahahahha gulls.

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trees trees beautiful to see for you and me.

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hubby hubby and I fishing, well him anyway, wondering when the ice cicles will form on our faces as the wind off the ocean is cold enough to sink titanic 2, yikes!!!

cape hattaras light house

never get tired of lighthouses, just something about them i cant explain.

Hope your enjoying my brief trip to the outer banks in april, if you hate the cold wait until middle of may to risk going there.

still here

floweringtrees2 007for those who follow me I am still reading posts and stuff just have had nothing interesting to share. today I might have something of note, I was watching the video documentary four horseman about economics, dont know full title, anyway it was interesting and seem to know what they were talking about. they spoke about the greed of those at the top those who give loans to third world nations where the masses of poor get to pay for the loans while the corporations get to keep the profits from the infrastructure that loans built for them to extract resources without having to pay the loans back, they basically are just holding nations hostage.

The masses of people seldom benefit very much from the infrastruture like electricty and roads because they cannot afford the price of using such things. they dont get the benefit from the sewer systems or water systems or medical facilities or stores that are built for the benefit of the workers who will be working the factories and living in the company houses etc.

Sad really, they gave different reasons  this this economic misery is happening claiming they are not trying to blame anyone, not polticians or corporations or whomever, I say why not? it is people who make the decisions who bribe the poltiicians and the politicians who accept these bribes and do the bidding of these corporations who themselves are probably major shareholders of said companies, it is people who make decisions on how to fund these things how to shift the burdens of liability while keeping profits onto others, is it not?

you cannot blame a system or a way of doing business you blame immoral and selfish people who are not concerned how their actions harm others for the sake of power and wealth accumulation. IN fact they claim that resources are finite, this is not true, resources are not resources until you make it, or find a use for it, resources are unlimited. wealth is unlimited if allowed, you cannot redistribute wealth you can only make it, there is no finite pie, but there is controlled markets by those who want the wealth and power for themselves alone and want the majority of humans to be slaves to them or dead and out of the way. Bad management of resources are one of the reasons for the problems too, gaining control of resources after they have been made valuable and controlling how much gets to be sold keeping prices high.

For example, diamonds can be sold alot cheaper then they are (but still would be profitable) but they control the market by allowing only so much out they hoard the rest. it works like that with food it could be cheaper and healtier if it were not for inflation, high taxes on commodties, and less hoarding supplies to keep prices up. someone comes in buys up a whole supply dumps it on the thrid world nations as ‘fake charity’ and that sold to us is higher priced then necessary. The charity dumping undermines the farmers there who are undercut by the dumping and lose their farms due to unreasonable and unjust debts putting millions onto the streets. this world is full of parasites and predators. this is the problem not the system.

Here is an example, if we print money up out of thin air we go to jail for counterfieting, counterfieting robs people of their hard earned fruits, and destroys confidence in the markets and undermines savings and the like. but the gov allows banks to do this all the time, and people wonder why we are having problems? why people are being robbed left and right by regulations, unjust taxation and higher costs of doing business? Gambling is something that is heavily regulated or banned in many countries, yet gov allows corporations and banks (a public utility by the way) to gamble, they call it put options or deriviatives or high risk loans or speculation.

And here is the kicker they are guaranteed to win if they lose they win because the gov pays them their losses, so if the banks win they get to keep all the profits no taxes given, if they lose we the taxpayers get the bill to pay them their losses, now I dont know about you but you cannot get peace security and prosperity if your cheating, robbing people and murdering people in the name of profit or empire building and expect things to go well. you cannot expect to be blessed by God or gain wealth and power without being destroyed yourself. You destroy your own spirituality intellect and happiness by doing this. YOu cannot expect your world to all of a sudden become a paradise.

What you really gain is fear, fear of losing it all, fear of being found out, fear of someone fighting back, fear of another in your class stealing it from you or killing to get your accumulated wealth. Fear of being imprisoned by your fellow aristicrates who dislike you for whatever reason or even murdered by them if they find something in you they dont like or they covet your wealth. Then there is the ultimate fear despite all attempts to stamp it out, that fear of accountability by the almighty himself. no matter how hard they try sooner or later they will face death and everyone is afraid of that reckoning because of knowing deep down thier reasons for not believing in a God is not sound.

But so people do not misunderstand me, there is no after death accountability. the bible indicates at death you  have been acquitted from your sins.  romans 6:7 also the danger for them is if in fact they were aware of the preaching and teaching of Gods kingdom and decided against learning about it or heeding the warnings there is a real danger of losing out on a resurrection. We dont want that, wealth and power now is not worth losing out of everlasing life on a paradise earth. it is not worth it. satan will convince you otherwise if you let him, he wants you to suffer the second death where he is going, but dont believe his lies that you can commit gross wickedness be wealthy and powerful, enjoy it, repent at the last minute and be absolved it doesnt work that way.

God holds us accountable how we use knowledge and power we have. if we are aware of his warnings and his kingdom due to the preaching and teaching of Jehovahs Witnesses and refuse to heed it they put themselves in a very bad position. God only wants peaceful loving people in his new world not greedy, selfish, arrogant prideful people who enslave others for thier own enrichment. he wont allow this. try it and you wont last long. he wants us to treat others the way we want to be treated, give others the same peace, love, compassion, freedom we want for ourselves. He wants peaceful and humble people in his new world.  dont let satan convince you we evolved from animals or life evolved from nothing.

remember one princple all scientists agree on, life can only come from prexisting life. you cannot get life from nothing. and you cannot get life from non living elements. there has to be a designer, a grand mathmatician, chemist, biologist, engineer etc to do this. If not then let me see scienctists create life from non liiving matter, let them try to shake it rattle it and manipulate it, if they manage to get that spark of life they still would have to believe in a creator because they themselves are creators alive and intelligent who directed the interactions that created life. no matter how you try you cannot with soundness of mind deny without being a liar and a cheat, there was a intelligent creator. And no his/her name is not nature. Nature is a vague concept, that they try to use to replace Jehovah. In fact if nature is real, then she/he is a cruel mean selfish entity that deserves to be destroyed for all the horrible things she/he made happen to people and animals in the name of evolution and survival of the fittest in the  name of balance of nature.

animals are straved to death, or eaten alive, they have to run for their lives all the time, cannot rest properly, the predators have to work hard to get a meal and eat it raw and bloody, and when they get old sick or injuried cannot eat and starve to death. the waters are polluted and animals and people get sick, the snakes and other poisonous animals kill very cruely, the weather creates landslides and tornados and hurricanes and floods that kill destroy and maim and make everyone miserable which promotes disease. this is not the God I worship. This is nature, that doesnt deserve worshippers.

My God is one of mercy love kindness and justice. the only reason the wealthy and selfish people of the world including poor people they can be selfish and greedy too, are still around and allowed to temporarily continue it because Our god is merciful and takes a long range view of things, nature on the other hand would just destroy you outright without any mercy or chance to change. Jehovah has a purpose ot make this planet a beautiful paradise and in order for that to happen he has to allow people time to decide what they want, by allowing humans to go all out in their wickedness he is showing people the real affects of indepedence from  him, letting people feel the full brunt of the winds so to speak. He is seeing who really wants to be a rightous loving just person who really hates badness and who cry out to him for justice, and those who wish it to continue because they are able to fulfill thier selfish sinful desires without restraint.

One way he tells is by who cries out to him, and how people response to his messengers. those who bring good news of something better. you would be very surprised on how much people do not want to make the changes necessary to see this new world and you would be surprised at how they do not want the solutions to these problems conveyed to them, as they want to see an end to injustice wars and violence but on thier own terms. They do not want to do it Jehovahs way, they see that as too slow and to much work for them to change themselves. but it can be done. Jehovah knows what we need to be a happy servant of his despite the problems and sinful tendencies we have and we can over come them if we want he helps us.

I am reminded by a brother that the people in noahs day were not all violent bullies themselves. but they were victims of the brutality they lived in fear but yet wanted nothing to do with the salvation Jehovah was offering to end the wickedness and free them from the bullies among them. they figured in their hearts that since they were victims not the instigators of violence God would somehow make an exception to the rule, no they were not where God wanted them, they were not doing what he wanted, they ignored his requirements.

Remember God is a god of justice and love and wisdom, he knows how to achieve his purpose while still honoring justice, love and wisdom, hence we have to work with him, since he knows more than we do and knows how to work things out that will honor justice and love. so if we do not understand a requirement remembering God is so much more massive then us and that his motives are pure we can trust his requirements nad we can meet them he never asks what we cannot do. so when we see wickedness getting progressivly worse and the lack of punishment by governments for said violence/lawlessness then know that time is running out. For more informaiton on how do we know we are in the last days, of this world check out jw.org wonderful site.

 

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This is my theropod, carnivorus, height about 10-20ft at shoulder, length average about 20 feet to 30 feet or so, biped, diet is of carrion, top speed probably based on way of movement, weight which is about 20,000 lbs give or take,, and  height I say 10 mph. Type, reptile, habitat tropical to subtropical,  teeth types, crushing, breaking, tearing. profile, surfboard straight, on two very enormous legs muscular and strong, bulky,  Since these guys are so heavy per foot and on two legs I think of them like humans very careful and slow moving, after all that head is about 20 ft off the ground and they cannot afford to fall or trip or get knocked over. their weight would shatter their bones even in a minor fall. Even a minor injury can be fatal, skin type, smooth, probably very colorful and why not, todays reptiles (especially lizards can be very colorful)have lots of color and textures and skin surface types from smooth to rough to horned etc.

my guy here is about full grown, and loves water and wet places especially when it is hot. possibly cold blooded with 3 chambered enormous heart, smallish brain with average size cortex, possibly binocular vision,  good sense of smell, possibly gave some parental care and protection, most likely as guard while baby eats what it can catch. It not known for sure whether they cared as birds do bringing food to their young, some evidence suggests some types of dinosaurs did drag food to them but that is not confirmed. The evidence is there but is open to interpretation as there are a lot of possible explanations for many of the physical evidences found, what ideas do you have as to how they looked, how they lived, how they moved and how they died?.

What killed off the prehistoric animals including the dinos? massive asteroid? there is evidence for such enormous objects hitting the earth and shattering and burning damage, some say volcanos, evidence of that exists especially in Siberia for extreme volcanic activity large enough to kill off most life, was it disease? Some are still trying to figure it out, but no one knows for sure, all we know is these asteroids and eruptions did happen but could it had happened before the earth even had life on it yet? could it have happened shortly after a atomosphere was being formed? could it have happened before land ever appeared, or since there was a time during noahs day that all land was underwater almost a year, and the upheavals moved whole mountains, shake rattle and roll mixing up everything disguising real time frames here? all the evidence could of got mixed up in the layers and conveying the idea that they volcanos and asteroid were during the same period as dinos since they appear in same layers.

And scientists agree that continents  move and change and push against each other and push some up while others go down, could this not change the layering system hiding the real time line? When volcanos erupt, earthquakes happen or massive landslides and such could that not also mess up the layering effect of time conveying wrong time sequences? More questions then answers don’t you think.  I do hope you like my dinosaur, I tried to draw and color from memory as I said I am still learning and practicing.

Good bye all, thanks for visiting.

prehistoric disasters documentary

I just finished watching this documentary on Netflix, I want to give a review, I give it a 3 stars, *** this is why.  the data they gave for their proof of what they think happened seemed sound enough, the charcoal layers in the earth that were found all over the earth indicating some kind of earth wide fire or burning of some kind of plants and animals,  the large crators found indicating very large meterorites or asteroids hitting some time in the past,  some feel it was a massive volcano eruption since they have found a large volcanic field the size of Alaska in Siberia, which if it occurred when life was existing, then it would block out the sun, cause massive die off of plants and then the animals, causing massive darkness for months, global cooling, stuff like that.

The believe based on the size of the crators, and the evidence of how far the debris field was that the massive asteroid that they think wiped out 95 percent of the crittors, was traveling about 45000 mile per hour, they indicated that where it hit could not have been the worst place to hit,  with all the chances of hitting somewhere else being high, why did it hit that spot in the yucatan where there is high sulfer deposits, causing massive spewing of sulfer dioxide and burning particles and co2 rise blocking out the sun, cooling the planet, etc you get the picture.

the first episode spoke about a collision of the earth and another body that became the moon, and the moon was much closer, causing massive tidal waves, the earth was moving faster too, causing severe weather, there was a 21 day cycle, some even think the earth had a 6 hour day, I wonder if we were alive then if we could feel the effects of an earth going that fast?  now these believed facts seem okay to me, after all the bible does not tell us how the planets were formed, how the earth was prepare for our future arrival nor how long a day is when dealing with millions of years,  he doesn’t tell us, being a forever living person he wasn’t in no hurry. time for him is meaningless unless he is dealing with his servants who are aware of time and base our lives on it. This includes the angels by the way.

the second episode I watched spoke about how meteorites carry water hitting the earth and making water accumulate on earth, I heard this idea before called the star water theory, anyway it spoke about how enough water accumulated allowing for the soup for the mixing of chemicals including amino acids,  creating life,  when they said this their logic and understanding of how life works fell flat?

when they start speaking about something that contradicts their own understanding of laws of physics, chemistry, life, then they enter the realm of self worship and blind faith. They are essentially trying to get around divine intervention and purpose. For some reason or another the belief in a divine being as creator and ruler over his own creation just bugs the heck out of them and they have to get rid of him at all costs. I don’t know why anyone  would want to remove a person who went through the massive trouble of billions of years to create the universe then the earth and then eventually life in the forms of simple things scientists call them, to the sea creatures to the dinosaurs and the time period required to prepare the earth for our arrival, who created us so beautifully, and this planet being so beautiful and so comfortable (except for winters but that is another story) who gave us color and beautiful creatures and a mind that can go beyond just existing and survival for a few years then dying off, ability to build on previous knowledge to ask questions, to appreciate things like a beautiful bird or rainbow, ot have friendships that are strong and enjoyable, I mean I want to know who this person is and why he did this and what his purpose for us is in the future? wouldn’t you ?

Since the bible does not tell us how long a day is we can only guess and scientists do have a lot of data indicating that the earth is billions of years old, I can accept that, that life on it has been here for millions or even a billion years starting with sea life (which the bible indicates he created life in the seas first and the flying creatures (the Hebrew word used means winged creatures),  then the larger animals came on the scene gradually,  the atmosphere  gradual clearing before creating the sea creatures, allowing for water plants to create oxygen, for the sun to shine through, the clearing of the gases such as co2 falling due to the plants (before he created the land animals by the way) the dry land gets plants and as these develop over time the animals being created to eat those plants down to prepare the earth soil with organic material (the dinosaurs were perfect for the job being such large plant eaters) I can imagine if no animals ate the plants down for thousands of years then they would be overgrown and large, so the earth was gradually being prepared for us, by the way I am wondering, if the asteroid was so large fast and managed to get through the atmosphere and was devastating enough to destroy all the plants and animals causing global cooling for so long, I am wondering if possible Jehovah removed the animals first, (or the volcano idea) since their purpose was no longer needed, or maybe the volcano or asteroid hit before  the animals on land were created? maybe to burn down the vegetation to add nutrients to the soil? I cannot imagine him using cruel methods to destroy animals,

I mean in the garden of eden animals were at peace with each other, (they would still die of old age) and the predators job was to eat them after they died naturally. animals did not start killing each other until after adam and eve sinned and satan rulership began. they did not become a danger till then too, and man a danger to them, till after the sinning occurred. Also man did not become a danger to their fellow man either till after the couple sinned. So Jehovah is a God of peace and kindness and love and justice, so naturally he would not be cruel to man or animals. including prehistoric earth animals.

So my guess is either the animals were not there during those catastrophes or they occurred before life began at all and man has misread the timetable of the earth. It is possible only plants burned and sea creatures were the only ones around yet, don’t know, even with all the data they have when something occurred and how its effected life on it is still subject to wide speculation. They do not know the effects after all there are multiple factors involved for example while methane is a greenhouse gas, co2 is too, co2 also acts like a coolant under certain circumstance,  the suns changes affect the climate too, while the sun was temporarily blocked out, and the plants died, this released a lot of co2 which would warm things up or cool things down more, no one knows for sure. the blocking of the sun by volcano ash or asteroid hit may have lasted only a short time, while the sparks from the asteroid may have caused massive fires to break out over the world the massive heat would of caused rain to fall in the clouds that evaporation and spewing of all that water into the air would of caused, right? does this make logical sense?

there are just to many factors that they missed or are ignoring to know for sure what happened, I think the humble and modest thing to do is just to say we don’t know for sure. we must always remember human wisdom is very limited our ability to read the earth and it’s signs is in it’s infancy,  trying to read the earth and predict what the future may hold (some volcano in the middle of the usa  may erupt causing devastation all over the northern hemisphere which due ot happen due to it heating up, or we are due for another asteroid hit or global warming is going to kill us all or predicting what the future will hold with regard to how hot the planet will get etc) all these things reminds me of people who used to look to the sun, stars and looked into the liver of animals or for other signs of predicting the future, (astrology, numerology, palm reading, taro cards, etc)

we have to be careful to separate the data found in the earth from the superstitious idea of predicting the future long in advance based on those findings. and we have to be careful to separate these facts from treating speculation as fact too. Basically what I am saying is we need to be totally honest when evaluating data and studies of the earth and life on it now and in the past.

Good day fellow people, hope you enjoyed this, I am still working on my dinos for part two, I want to do a good job, something pleasant look at.EPSON MFP image

one drawing I did looks like a cross between a lizard, cat, lol

 

my dinos part one

Just so you know I used some artistic license on some of these, just for fun, since no one really knows what they looked like as far as colors and patterns are concerned.

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my spinosarus, they say he was a fisherbeast, based on the skull shape I tend to agree looks like dolphins beaks, long narrow with pointed teeth for grabbing fish. they probably ate other things like small mammals or reptiles  if they could get them, like great blue herons do today.

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I forget what dino this guy is, but aint he pretty? looks almost like he has a hat on.

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This guy has been drawn in many ways some were very rhino like with plates and heaviness all around some drew him more lightly with smooth skin, hence more horse like. this guy was said to be able to gallop also.

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I used artistic license on this one because this animal just so reminds me of a very large horse rhino cross. so I made him to be such. lol

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don’t know what to make of this guy, gorgonops, he just to strange for words. almost like a cat crossed with a reptile.

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I like this guy because he is just so decorated with horns.

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this guy is called a prosaurapod  he is a bit embellished here, just for fun.

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protosuchus or something like that, ran on all fours was said to be one of the first large predators before the tyrannoasaurs came on the scene, I think, not sure, just was cool looking.

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hadrosarus  they got pretty large something like 7 tons or something like that, just a big herbivore all around. they think the horn on it’s head was for making calling sounds for communication and possibly self defense.

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was going for a scutesuckus, really bony plated and bumped, semi erect legs, out to the side, forgot what that is called,

so these are just some of my dinos/prehistoric crittors. I have more and will do more just for fun, as long as it is cold out will be spending time drawing otherwise will postpone them for later when the weather is really bad.