Hello there. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your affable doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We are certified home-bodies! Ghostwriter, Dad, and I hardly ever go anywhere, yet we find wonderful things all around us in our own yard. For example, look at this iris:
It's a pretty blue iris standing all by itself in the middle of the garden. But look closer. Do you see the little katydid inside of it?
Look closer. What a beautiful little room the katydid found for itself!
Now I'll tell you about another amazing thing.
By the front door are some yew bushes. Every year ghostwriter says we should cut them down and put something nicer there.
Lately she noticed that a little chipping sparrow would fly out of those bushes whenever anyone went out the front door. Then she heard the faintest little peeping sound. Look what she found:
This nest was only three inches wide, and the babies only the size of ghostwriter's thumb! I wonder where they got the blue thread for their nest? Mama birdie wasn't very happy about ghostwriter taking pictures of her babies, so we try not to bother them much.
This is how the little birdies look today. They've gotten a lot bigger and they're growing feathers. Their eyes are opening now, and they make a lot more noise. I'm sure Mama birdie is working very hard to keep them fed.
For my third story I'll tell you about our peonies.
We've been watching and waiting for the big pink peonies to bloom.
One of the peony plants is very old. Ghostwriter took it from Grandma Elsie's yard in 1995 after she and Grampa Bill had both passed away. It's been in our yard for over twenty years now, after being at it's previous location for who knows how many years. It's probably as old as ghostwriter, and comes up every year without fail and blooms gigantic pink flowers.
These are some more of our flowers that are blooming right now.
For my final story, I have an update on our Oma.
Our Oma has been doing much better. She's still at the nursing home where she goes to physical therapy every day and gets some delicious meals. She can walk short distances with help, and has been in good spirits.