Thursday, August 31, 2017

Last Day of August

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

Yet another month has flown by. We saw a lot of things today. We're going to start off today's report with an array of arthropods. 

Great big bee.


Tussock moth caterpillar on a milkweed leaf.

We found this poor old bumble bee on the ground. She must have worked herself to death. Her wings are all worn at the edges. 

Since the weather has turned so cool, it's a good time to look for fallen cicadas. But ghostwriter usually doesn't get up early enough in the morning to find them before the ants eat them. However, today we were lucky and finally found almost a whole one! What a strange and interesting creature! 

We also did some looking up today.

The sky was bright with only a few clouds. Here's what we saw: 





I wonder if my dearest Princess Leah saw the moon too.

Here are some summer flowers a day early for Flower Friday:


Perennial bachelor's button (I think.)

The hydrangeas are turning pink now.

The milkweed pods are opening.

Don't worry. We didn't get any good spider pictures today, although there is a big one in a web behind the bushes. 

Finally, here's the beautiful purple sunset on the last day of August.

It's going to be a good night for sleeping! 


  1. Wow Chester, so much beauty!! We love the bee pictures, and your flowers are beautimous!
    Jakey & Arty

  2. Poor dead bee...and no more noise from that cicada!

    Lots of interesting things going on in the natural world at your den!

    One of petcretary's residents had some pink and white hydrangeas in a vase, and she thought they were white ones that someone had spray painted pink...OMD!!! BOL!

  3. Your flowers are always so beautiful, Chester, and so is that sunset! Happy September!

  4. Hey Chester...ohhh what purrty things and flowers you had for us today. Love that sunset
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. We saw balloons and hang-gliders the other day (we had pancakes outside, yum), which is really special for me, since I never see hot air balloons in Norway: too many hills and mountains.

    Love the flowers.

    Mara from Norway

  6. Wonderful pictures today Chester!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. Dear Chester,

    Up is pretty, but Down smells the best. You found some interesting things! Anything for snacking on? Such as bunny poops?


  8. A beautiful end to what felt like the shortest summer ever!

  9. I know, Chester! It's hard to believe it is.... oh wait.... yesterday was the last day of August!! The purple sunset looks amazing!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  10. You are very observant, C. You sure covered the ups and downs of your neighbodhood today!

    Love and licks,

  11. You sure have a lot of interesting things to look at around your house Chester. We sure have been liking this cooler weather we've been having.

  12. Hi Chester, please thank Ghost Writer for her wonderful note about our Max. We miss him greatly. As much as you miss Joey dog. You have an interesting yard. So much is happening. Both in your yard and above it.

  13. Love your pics today. Great way to sum up August!

  14. Chester, sometimes your blogs are so educational I'm afraid my brain will 'splode! My mommy can only name about five kinds of flowers, BOL!!