Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We've been having some cooler weather around here lately, and the days are getting shorter. It's dark by 8pm. In Western NY, cooler weather brings to mind this:
I wouldn't worry about snow and ice yet, but ghostwriter and Dad had their annual discussion about snow tires. Ghostwriter says, "Well you don't have to drive ten miles through a blizzard on unplowed country roads at twelve o'clock at night to get home after work!" Dad says the tires on her car are still all right. Ghostwriter then points out that we had such a mild winter last year that this year is sure to be a bad one. They both agreed to postpone their snow tire decision until they get a better idea about what this winter actually shapes up to be.
I happen to look forward to some nice deep snow to romp around in! But in the meantime, I suggest we take a look at what's going on now, despite the cooling temperatures.
Ghostwriter found this little birdie egg on the grass. She wondered which birdie is laying eggs this time of year. She picked it up and it had a hole in it, and a little lump of something inside. She rinsed it out in the sink. It turned out the little lump was a slug who was using the egg shell as his house.
Here's a beautiful preying mantis ghostwriter found in the parking lot at the nursing home. She picked it up and put it on the bushes so it wouldn't get flattened by cars as everyone fled for home at the end of their shifts.
There are two milkweed bugs hiding among the milkweed fuzz. Can you see them?
The clemitis vine is sending out its feathery seeds.
Garden Buddha is waiting for some of those yummy tomatoes.
There aren't many spiders this year, and the ones we have are small ones, but this one is doing an excellent job of camouflage in the compost pile. Do you see him? He just caught an ant.
This little spider has her web full of dew drops.
The trees haven't changed colors yet, but the fields look beautiful.
There was a red dragon fly resting on the rock in our front yard.
Our favorite miniature human, Ryan, got a new intergalactic transportation vehicle. Look at him go!
We've had brilliant blue skies, and white clouds!
Beautiful sunsets too!