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!|