Sunday, September 28, 2014

Summer Redux

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your dignified doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel.

After hearing all sorts of dire omens that cold weather will be creeping into Western NY in September, we’re happy to announce, it’s still quite summer-like. Although the calender says September is almost over, and it’s officially Autumn, my fellow reporter Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I feel like it’s still summer.

There are hardly any leaves on the ground here in the back yard. The weather is fine and hot. The nights are cool and filled with stars. Noisy lawn mowers broke the Sunday morning stillness all around the neighborhood. The kids were running around in their bathing suits and playing in pools and sprinklers. The sky is so clear and blue you can see the jets fly by.

Our humans say it’s Indian Summer, a wonderful phenomenon in this region in which summer seems to return. Don’t be fooled, though. There are still other signs of Autumn. The days are getting shorter. It’s dark by 8PM.

Stinky bugs are sneaking into the house. 

Milkweed pods are popping open.

The birch tree in the front yard has dropped its leaves.

Oh, and there's football on TV. Go Bills! 


  1. While its not quite the right temp here fur bathing suits, it is pleasant and mild. My fave time...not too hot, not too cold.
    Our leaves are still on the trees, though some are starting to turn into pretty colors.

    Yup...icky stinky bugs...we got them too. UGH!

    Even our kitties don't like em! BOL!

  2. Sounds nice at yur place. We got tuns o' rain. There's lots o' wurms an slugs tryin to keep frum drowndin out there!
    Those stink bugs don't taste gud.

  3. It are still summery here - I went swimmin. But it are gettin colder, da high wuz only 88 today.

  4. Lucky for us still sunny here and we are so enjoying it. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly