Friday, June 9, 2017

Flower Friday

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

We are certified home-bodies! Ghostwriter, Dad, and I hardly ever go anywhere, yet we find wonderful things all around us in our own yard. For example, look at this iris: 

It's a pretty blue iris standing all by itself in the middle of the garden. But look closer. Do you see the little katydid inside of it?

Look closer. What a beautiful little room the katydid found for itself! 

Now I'll tell you about another amazing thing.

By the front door are some yew bushes. Every year ghostwriter says we should cut them down and put something nicer there. 

Lately she noticed that a little chipping sparrow would fly out of those bushes whenever anyone went out the front door. Then she heard the faintest little peeping sound. Look what she found: 

This nest was only three inches wide, and the babies only the size of ghostwriter's thumb! I wonder where they got the blue thread for their nest? Mama birdie wasn't very happy about ghostwriter taking pictures of her babies, so we try not to bother them much.

This is how the little birdies look today. They've gotten a lot bigger and they're growing feathers. Their eyes are opening now, and they make a lot more noise. I'm sure Mama birdie is working very hard to keep them fed.

For my third story I'll tell you about our peonies. 

We've been watching and waiting for the big pink peonies to bloom. 

One of the peony plants is very old. Ghostwriter took it from Grandma Elsie's yard in 1995 after she and Grampa Bill had both passed away. It's been in our yard for over twenty years now, after being at it's previous location for who knows how many years. It's probably as old as ghostwriter, and comes up every year without fail and blooms gigantic pink flowers.

These are some more of our flowers that are blooming right now. 

For my final story, I have an update on our Oma.

Our Oma has been doing much better. She's still at the nursing home where she goes to physical therapy every day and gets some delicious meals. She can walk short distances with help, and has been in good spirits. 


  1. Crikey Chester .... it sure is good to see your handsome face, mate. I've really missed you ..... heaps! And it looks as if I've missed out on a bit of bad news, aye?? Your Oma has been sick by the sounds of things. I'll check out earlier posts to find out more but it's good to hear she's on the improve. Crikey .... there's a lot going on in your corner of the world, aye?? You've got babies and so many flowers and things. It's sure good to catch up with you again.

  2. You always have the most beautiful flowers, Chester! Mom misses her garden in Northford. Her poppies must be blooming now too.
    What great news about Oma!

  3. Ooooooooh Chester what a glorious post and OMCS you are surrounded by plenty of beauty. The peony is an heirloom for sure. Bravo to you all for being such good guardians. Ask GW to Give Oma an extra hug next time she visits.
    Hugs Madi your bffff

  4. All your flowers are so pretty. We have chipping sparrows in our yard too but have no idea where their nest is. How fun that you get to peak at them once in a while. Before you know it they will fledge. We're glad to hear your Oma is doing better.

  5. A sparrow made her nest in our porch planter a few years ago, and it was a lot of fun for the grands to carefully peek and see how the babies grew and changed from day to day. WE LOVE your peonies - and how nice that they are family peonies!!! Good to hear the upbeat news on Oma.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  6. lot of good stuff in your post Chester! love the delicate iris with it occupant! We had baby robins in our tree! Glad that Oma is doing better
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. We are glad your Oma is getting better. Our peonies bloomed too!
    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Good news about Oma. I think that bouquet of gorgeous flowers will cheer her up a lot. The katydid is a smart cookie finding such a super cute little hiding place. Ditto the mama bird.

    Love and licks,

  9. OMD, Chester, you gots lots of thingies growin' in your yardie! Burdies (soooo adorables! we gots a nest in our burdie house, butts it's so small, we can't gets any pics...sigh), blooms of all kinds! Ma has never tried Peonies, they are so beautifuls! And Ma loves Iris' too! She would like to come sit in your yardie....she says she will bring yum yums ☺
    Oh, your Oma is so purty! Tell her that I am sendin' lots and lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens her way!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Such beautimous flowers Chester...and those birdies are too cute!!

  11. Chester thank you and GW and Dad for looking out for vanity plates. WE love having guests spotters
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  12. You have the most beautiful flowers in your yard Chester!! And we have little baby birds like that in our bush in the front yard too...they are SO cute! We are happy to hear that your Oma is doing better!
    xo Chloe

  13. There are so many lovely things in our yard and garden. Thank you for sharing yours. We are going to look and see what is hiding in ours

  14. This really was a good news day for you! Lovely flowers, cute birdies (four in the first and three in the second photo though?), a beautiful peony and to top it all off: Oma doing great!

    Mara from Norway

  15. Your flowers are gorgeous but I have to say that your Oma's flowers are incredible! ♥

  16. One day you may see the birdies at your feeders! The mommy bird will teach them about it:)

    Lovely blooms, and we saw a peony in your Oma's boquet?!

    Gad she s doing so much better. We'll keep on with our purring and pawyering!

  17. Chester, if we had a yard of our own and all that life bursting out in it, we'd be homebodies, too! Thanks fur the good news about your Oma!!