Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soggy Leaf Time

Hello friends and fans, doggies and kitties. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your waterproof doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel, along with my associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

It was raining today and the wind was all done blowing. The previously crunchy leaves were now wet and limp. They muffled our footsteps and made the still air smell like moss and mushrooms and earth. Our ghostwriter says she still hasn't found the right words to describe that special damp Autumn leaves on the ground smell. 

Do you remember those artistic photos of leaves from yesterday? Well today, our ghostwriter couldn’t decide which leaf was the prettiest, so she started raking them all up and putting them into the wheel barrow. That’s the big, black plastic thing that kind of looks like a garbage can with wheels and a handle that’s usually parked by the shed in disuse all summer. 

When the wheel barrow was full, she dumped it out next to the compost pile. I guess that’s a good idea. All those leaves will decompose into some nice rich dirt. I like dirt! Wow! There will be mountains of great dirt to dig by next Spring! She thinks those leaves will keep me from getting my feet so muddy. (We'll just see about that!) 

So I ran around and found even more pretty leaves to rake up. 

Here's one! 

And then it started raining hard. 

It's just a little rain.

We went inside and had dinner and then tried to think of a good punchline for this post. To our surprise, this happened:

My ghostwriter thinks she is the only crazy person on the street who takes pictures of the sky and the ground and bugs and stuff. But across the street, the neighbors were standing out on their front step looking east. Here's what they saw:


A spectacular tangerine sunset and a rainbow at the same time! 
So I guess you could call it a good day! 


  1. I never get to see autumn leaves here in Florida. That last pic looks just like what I do around the house all day!


    1. Our Jessy, who moved to Florida a couple years ago, misses Fall too. But she doesn't miss the snow and ice of winter!

  2. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! We have soggy leafs too! Can I come snooze with you on the couch??

  3. What a great day, with a lovely ending!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Crikey ...... that sky sure is pretty. It would be a full time job raking up all those leaves, aye??

    1. Once all the leaves have fallen, Dad will run the mower over them and pick them up in the mower bag. Then he dumps them in the compost. Much easier than raking!

  5. Nature is often full of such beauty, if we but take the time to see it.
    Thanks fur sharing your rainbow and bright sky!

    Growlmy saw a rainbow about 2 weeks ago. So stunning to see them!

    ....our leaves are all soggy too.....

  6. What beautiful photos boys.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Peeps says clearing up leaves is the down side of Autumn. Love the sunset. Hope you have sunny days back soon. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. We love the smell of fallen Autumn leaves on our hill also... THAT is a beautiful Rainbow. Love those too.

  9. Your gonna have to get a fitted pair of boots to keep those adorable paws clean :-) x

  10. oooooooooooh - your rainbow is just beautiful, Chester! We have your rain and soggy leaves today and we had to miss our morning walkies. boooooooooooooo

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Next time she dumps the leaves, run through the pile real fast, BOL
    Lily & Edward