Friday, September 29, 2017

Flowers and Not Stinkbugs

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. We have a very busy day to tell you about.

It seems Fall weather has finally crash landed on us! It was 90º Tuesday, and now it's 50º!
Typical here in WNY! So now we'd better show you the flowers before they get a frost.

And now I have something amazing to show you! 

What's on this pear leaf?

Here's a closer look:

Dad put it under his microscope:

Ghostwriter said these are probably stinkbug eggs! Yipes! Who needs more stink bugs??? Oh, but look what came out of them the next morning:

A whole army of tiny inchworm caterpillars! Ghostwriter scooped them all into a jar, and then let them go in the compost pile where they would have a lot to eat. 

Yup!  Lots of good stuff in there! 

Here's what they might look like when they grow up: 

We can't let you go without looking at at least one magnificent spider! Can you see her?

The rest of the day was devoted to watching the weather.

Sunny and bright.

Rain clouds.


All clear again!

The moon is up early.

Spectacular sunset.

Sleepy time. 

I hope my dearest Princess Leah saw the moon too.


  1. I'm glad you have Princess Leah as a friend. We don't have stink bugs but the raccoons tried to get into the "Raccoon Bento Boxes" (the trash cans) last night. They weren't successful but there were paw prints everywhere and they knocked over both water dishes we leave out for the birds and the bunnies.

    Abby Lab

  2. BOL, Chester, mommy was, um...surprised by the buggies in your blog! But we do love the sky photos! Pawlease tell Ghostwriter we'll be pawraying about her noonie. I hope you can show Xerxes the Cat who's boss!

  3. Love the eggs on the leaf. So brilliant to find them! I would never have. We have had some decent weather until yesterday afternoon and now it's just bucketing down. Grey skies!

    Mara from Norway

  4. The flowers are so much prettier than the bugs☺ We love the Morning Glory shot!

  5. Those little dots sure changed over night. Our mom would have been screaming to get those creepy crawlers out ASAP. We don't mind them outside though.

  6. We love how your parents embrace critters. They probably don't even get the heebie-jeebies at all. And they probably don't even own one single can of Raid.

    Love and licks,

    1. Nope! No pesticides allowed in our yard. We love the bugs.

  7. Beautiful flowers, love those zinnias. That leaf looked like it was wearing a burlap coat:) Glad it wasn't a haven for those stinkbugs.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Those tiny eggs - holy cow! so many of them! We did not see the spider but that is OK - we would rather not BOL!
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. There was a stink bug in Lady's office this week and someone stepped on it. Yuck!

  10. WOW! That was a very quick hatching. I sure hope they make butterflies or moths and not stink bugs! LOL!

  11. So much natural beauty!! We love your flowers, sunsets...and even the buggles!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  12. The flowers are gorgeous absolutely!! OMCs as if stinkbugs aren't bad enough they lay 87 million eggs too. Jumpin' catfish.
    My uncle lived in Syracuse for 5 years a very long time ago. Mom said she had never heard or seen stinkbugs until they visited him. And his kitties like to chase them too.
    Hugs madi your bfff

    1. Stinkbugs are not native to America. They come from Asia. But they're thriving here and can be quite a pest to fruit crops.

  13. Those inchworms kinda go crazy around these parts every few years. And we are sure that Princess Leah saw the moon and barked out to you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Dear Chester,

    There is so much happening in your Yard, as always! Bringing bug eggs inside is something one of my people would do as well. Sigh. I hope you stay warm on your couch! That's a big temperature drop! Happy Fall!


  15. OMD we hate stinkbugs! We have had such a time with them the last 3 years. This summer was actually better cuz we had a tough winter. Hope winter zaps them down again this year! We are going to go out and look for those eggs now!

  16. We too have oodles of stinkbugs, and elderbugs...all in the yuck well as those huge green tomato worms.UGH! Petcretary pulls those off and sets them near the bird feeders...then the jays or woodpeckers gobble them up! BOL!

    Such pretty blooms as yet! We have some nice late dahlias now:)

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