Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Day

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your optimistic doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

It was a lovely 60º out today, with a light breeze, and some hazy clouds. The grass is greening up and plants are starting to come up in the garden.

Some big trucks were in the neighborhood picking up piles of branches and logs from the trees that were knocked down in that big wind storm we had a few weeks ago. Crews were also going around repairing lawn damage caused by the snow plows in winter.

In case you're wondering why there's a snow plow here today, they're often used off season as dump trucks. This one was loaded up with debris.

It probably still has the side plow attached because it can snow in WNY in April and even May! 

I kid you not! In fact, here's a picture from 2009 when it snowed on Mother's Day in May!

You can also check out our post from this date one year ago:

Yeah, winter doesn't want to leave too quickly from around here. That's a good thing actually for growing fruit. It keeps the trees from blooming too soon and then getting a frost. All along the southern shore of Lake Ontario are miles and miles of orchards and vineyards! 

Anyway, you may have noticed, there's a down spout right behind me that comes off the roof of the house. The ground I'm standing on is completely soggy and mushy. I've been trying to be good and not get too muddy. But with so many things going on in the neighborhood, I could hardly keep from trampling through all of it while I ran around and barked. I had to go directly to the bath tub after that. Fortunately, I like the bath tub, and jump right in!

Later in the evening, we heard robins singing all around the neighborhood and spring peepers too. 

Ghostwriter says spring peepers are a sure sign of spring. We'll just see how it goes. 


  1. Spring is really starting to spring up in your area, Chester! We are really amazed that your city/town actually repairs lawn damage caused by the plows - that is pretty impressive!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  2. Oh dude, your garden is gonna be beautifuls!!! Butts, man, you LOVES the TUB??!!! Okays, I thinks you gots a screw loose dude! ☺
    Anyhu, you look FABulous with your new Spring FurCut!
    Sweet dreams....
    Ruby ♥

  3. I know that you are anxious for spring to bloom! We have had muddy paws all weekend too.

  4. Yay for Spring...boy those peepers sure can raise a ruckus!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. Spring is in full swing it seems. We have peepers in the pond down the road from my den.
    We have driven along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and seen lots of those fruit orchards. Miles of them. And grape growers too....wait I think those are vineyards:) Petcretary has to get herself to bed, can you tell? BOL!

  6. it is just a teast - just when you think spring is here - it will snow again and then the next day it will be straight into summer

  7. I can't wait fur SPRING to sprung!!!!!
    Oh and Chester you just look soooooooooo HANDSOME in you Spring furcut!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Spring is really springing at your house, Chester! Love, love, love the peepers!

  9. It sure was a nice day yesterday but we wish it would stop raining for a while so our yard isn't so muddy too.

  10. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Chester what a newsy and fun and beautiful post. WE love seeing the little posie peeping at us. MOLMOL muddy puppy feets. I hope you didn't have to get a full bath.
    Fingers crossed that the snow has headed far away
    HUGS madi your bfff

  11. It's so nice seeing the plants starting to sprout. Wonder what else the snowplow can do
    Lily & Edward

  12. Spring is coming slowly here in Idaho - it snowed a little and got down to 21 degrees last night
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. We got outside for a nice day yesterday too. It was like spring. And then it was back to cold rain today. Oh well, spring was nice.

  14. Looking pretty springy around there!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We've had some nice weather lately, but everybody has horror stories on how it snowed on May 17th (national holiday here) in 1985!

    Mara from Norway

  16. This is a furrific post, Chester! OMD, spring is noisy at your house!!