Friday, March 17, 2017

Snow, Birdies, Icicles, and Overtime

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

As you know, we had a huge blizzard this week. The total snow fall was over 26 inches in our area. Yesterday, it was nice and fluffy. 

But then the sun melted the top surface of the snow, which later froze overnight. This morning I found that it was all crusty on top. I tried to run over it, but kept breaking through. 

Not fun!

The birdies, however, had no trouble walking on top of the snow. Look at all of their foot prints! 

They were very busy at the feeders these past couple days!

Dad's been making sure the feeders are full for those hungry birdies.

The big bully grackles are back in town, making a lot of noise and fuss! I've been barking at them!

Look who else I saw today:

Grrrrrr! The sun had softened up the snow by then.

The warm sun also made lots of icicles.

View from our kitchen window.

Wow! It looks like a monster crawling off the roof!

Since this afternoon, most of these icicles have fallen down. The snow is melting quickly too. Oh, and ghostwriter took some pictures of the spectacular icicles on the nursing home where she works.

By the way, she had to work overtime and didn't get home until 5:30AM! This, after she drove through all that terrible blizzard the past couple days because …

Bedtime can't come soon enough tonight! 

Oh, we almost forgot. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 


  1. 26"!!!!! WOW!!! You could probably take our past four or five years and add them up and we still wouldn't make 26 inches!!! That must be tough going with the crust on top. As we always say, wish we could be there with you.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  2. we hate it when the snow gets crusty - it is so hard to walk on.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. Happy St. Paddy's Day, Chester!

  4. Crikey Chester ...... those icicles are Mum's favourites. The ones at the nursing home are really spectacular, aye?? Happy St Paddy's day to you too.

  5. Wow - those are spectacular icicles at your mom's nursing home, Chester! And that's just what happened to me. I could walk on the snow in the morning when it was cold out but in the afternoon, I kept falling through. Nope, it's not fun!

  6. You know we feel your pain here too Chester. Of course now it's snowing again too but it will warm up in a few days and most of our snow will be gone.

  7. I hope Spring comes and all your snow melts.
    It's not fun driving to work or home.
    Sorry we haven't been around mom was sick again.
    xo Astro

  8. Our yards look the same! Hopefully the snow will be gone soon.

  9. OMD..those are some scary icicles!! We hope they melt real soon!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Chester how ever do you all cope with all that snow and cold and driving and OMCs I bet your feets get cold too. Your mom is very dedicated to her profession. I know the patients appreciate her. You must have very good road plowing up your way.

    Hugs and here is a big puff of hot to trot female feline kitty breaths we hope it helps start the melting
    Madi your bfff

  11. That is just crazy! And that icy dagger is huge! Didn't you get snowballs sticking to you?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. That's a lot of snow!! Most of the neighbors have bird feeders so they do pretty well, but mom puts out alfalfa pellets for the little rabbit that lives alone under the shrub in the back yard when it's freezing out. I will chase squirrels but I leave the rabbit alone, if she sees me she just hops back under the bush.

    Abby Lab

  13. OMD, those icicles are KERAZY!!! Don't gets anywhere near those puppies! I hopes your Moms stays safe drivin' in the snows ~ that can be scary fursure! I hope to send you guys our weather from last week...mid 70's! that'll melt the snows and gives you some pawsome mud!! BOL
    I won't send you this weeks weather...rain. yuck.
    Ruby ♥

  14. Lovely icicles. But a good thing it is starting to melt a bit. You don't want to be completely covered by snow, it would be very hard for zoomies!

    Mara from Norway