Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blooms and Bug Beasties

Greetings friends and fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel.

I couldn't wait until Flower Friday, so I decided to do my own post on the flora and fauna in my yard today. We don't have much blooming because of the hot dry weather this summer. There haven't been  many bugs and spiders lately either. Usually this time of year we have big giant garden spiders. So without any more ado, here's the tour: 

Yellow snapdragons.

Hosta flowers with yellowjacket wasp.

The solitary slug.

Milkweed bug on milkweed pod.

The hydrangeas are turning colors.

Newly planted mums.

The big spider that lives by the front door. She's a beauty!

An ant mimic spider.


More mums.

Garden Buddha is waiting for the stonecrop to bloom.

I hope that first spider didn't scare you! It was super fast and ghostwriter has been trying to photograph it for days. The other spider is actually very small—the size of an ant. In fact, if you didn't stop and count the legs, you'd think it was an ant!

The big surprise I have is next. FINALLY! Ghostwriter saw, and was able to take a picture of a monarch butterfly! 

Now, who does that make me think of? 

Here's a hint: 

I wonder if Princess Leah looking at the moon tonight? 

And  now, here's our random Angel Joey dog picture. This one's from earlier this summer.


  1. Joey looks so cute there! Also those are beautiful flowers...but those creepy crawlies aren't my favorite!

  2. OMD, I thinks Ma spit her rootbeers out her nose when she saw that pic of that spider!!!!! She don't likes them! I thinks they are delish. And crunchy. shhhh..don't tell Ma I eats them, or she won't lets me lick her anymores....nothin' worse than slobbers with spider bits in em'!! BOL
    Anyhu, that buttie piller is just BEAUTIFULS!!!!! I thinks PL is gonna be just over the MOOON!!!! ☺
    Awwwwe, lovely pic of Joey Dog....♥
    Ruby ♥

  3. Those are beautiful photos and I am sure that Princess Leah will be soooo impressed with your Monarch. ♥

  4. The flowers and butterflies are so beautiful! We miss you, Joey♥

  5. those are some wonderful flowers - love that expression in the photo

  6. We love looking at your flowers they all are so pretty.
    The spiders not so much they scary the mommy. ha ha

    xo Astro

  7. Beautiful flowers and butterfly
    Lily & Edward

  8. My mommy works very hard in her gardens. She says you have very beautiful flowers. And do you know that butterflies are angels coming back to see you. It's true. You can look it up

  9. Chester,
    Jumpin' catfish you garden is about to burst with beauty!!
    We loved you captions too.
    What a beautiful buttie pillar.
    Hugs to you, GW, dad and angel Joey
    Madi your bfff

  10. What beautiful flowers this week, Chester!! We love your spiders! Ours are getting pretty big here too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. OUr mom gets the creeps when she sees spiders but the Monarch Butterfly was beautiful!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. Did you hear screams from Piper our grandpeep she is scared of spidars big time. stella rose

  13. We are looking and waving at angel Joey dog. Mom doesn't like spiders at all - we're glad it is ant sized.

    Abby Lab

  14. OMD! A Monarch butterfly! So beautifur! Mimi does not want slugs in her vegetables, but spiders are all welcome. That is some grrreat phodography! And we are so sorry about Joey Dog.
    Your Furend in Vancouver,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  15. Your flowers are beautiful. We haven't seen any big garden spiders this year either and that monarch is wonderful.

  16. Such a wonder it is to see all your lovely garden blooms. Pass on the bugs, esp that the spidey...shudder!
    What a beauty that monarch butterfly is!