Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shed Some Light

Hello everybody! I am your enthusiastic doggie explorer and commentator
Chester L. W. Stephens and you've tuned into The Daily Bone! 


It's a beautiful Spring day here and we opened the shed for the first time since last Fall. Wow! There were a lot of things to explore in there! It still has a bit of a foul stench from a few years ago when the Evil Squirrel Cartel set up their winter command post in there. That might never go away completely, at least to our doggie noses. Of course Dad fixed it so they will never be able to get in there again! Stinking squirrels! Grrrrrrrrr! 

Look at all this stuff!

Old bikes, chair cushions, a folded up doggie crate, and golf clubs.

There's a bunch of old lumber. Oh, and an old door left over from the Great Door Debacle.

Garden hoses and pitch forks.

Creepy old cob webs!  Do you see the spider's eyes shining? 

Wow! 


Meanwhile, my savvy associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens watched Dad cook some hot dogs.

Hot-diggity-dog! Race ya back inside! 

Oh, I almost forget. Ghostwriter wanted to share some pictures she took today that 
have absolutely nothing to do with our headline story. 






Doesn't it look like there are tennis balls growing on this tree?

The moon was up early.

There was a spectacular sunset! 

What a great day it was! 


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Orion Setting

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your perspicacious doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens. 


I only have time for a quick note, and so tried to find the most important thing I learned today. 
On earthsky.org there was this picture:


Notice the constellation Orion is setting. Hooray! Ghostwriter says that is the surest sign the weather will warm up and stay that way. She's usually sad when Orion appears in the Autumn sky. 

We'll be watching for this tonight. In the meantime, we got some good photos of the moon last night before it clouded up. 



Time's up! Ghostwriter has to go to work now. We're going to catch up on our sleep. 


See you tomorrow! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Fine Sunny Day

Hello everybody! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens along with my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens. 


It was sunny and warm out today! 




The maple trees are blossoming. 




Bumble bee and grape hyacinth. 


Daffodils. 


Jets were flying over all day!


The moon was out early. 


Can we just stay outside all day? 



Monday, April 27, 2015

Creepy Crawly Monday

Hi everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your scientific doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens. 

As you can see, I'm busy sniffing out a story for today.

The weather in Western New York has been cool and damp. Ghostwriter has been getting impatient about not being able to get much gardening done because of it. She dug up a few weeds only to find the soil is like heavy, cold, wet clay! But all was not lost. We moved a few rocks and found them teeming with life underneath! 

There was a gigantic ant colony under a whole row of rocks on the south side of the yard. 

There were lots of worms and millipedes. 

Countless  pill bugs and a slug.


A dummy squirrel stole a moldy orange from the compost pile. I bet he was disappointed to discover it was a seedless orange! 


Poopsy McStagger and her entourage arrived and tried in vain to get seeds out of the empty feeder. Later, I saw two squirrels running around a few yards over, and the grackles were dive bombing them! Bwahahahahaha! I wish we could have gotten a photo of that! 

I went out and barked them all away! 

Getting back on subject now. 

There were little brown ants under this rock. 

I dug around and found out they tasted pretty good. 

Last, here's a quick little spider! Hooray!

Time to head back inside. 

It's clouding up! 

I thought it was a successful morning. Time for a nap! 

Meanwhile, here's an entertaining video to watch! 





Sunday, April 26, 2015

Squirrely Sunday

Hello everybody! this is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Stephens. 


The Evil Squirrel Cartel has been hanging around our yard all morning. There is nothing for them to steal right now. We've let the bird feeders run low to keep those greedy grackles away. 

This one is finding slim pickings under the window feeder. 




Hasta la Vista! 

This guy—probably alias Twinkle Toes—climbs up to check out the hanging feeders before discovering there are no goodies. 




Curses! 

Yet another does the same thing, only to be disappointed. 

Phooey! The service here stinks! 

Ghostwriter didn't even wake up my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and me up to chase these losers. But I finally spotted one, and decided it was time to at least get a bit of sport out of their dismal efforts. 








Time for a nap. 


Hey, there's another one. Knock yourself out squirrel!