Sunday, April 8, 2018

And For Our Next Act …

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

As you can see, we have another day with snow on the ground that fell overnight. Ghostwriter said it wasn't snowing when she drove home from work at 11:30pm last night, so it must have done it after she got home. 

First shot of the morning.

So by now you're probably thinking, so what else is new? 

But at exactly 10:30am it started snowing really hard. Ghostwriter took one look outside and put on her coat and boots and told me to come along for a photo session. 

Here's what we saw:

If you take a close look at this snow, you'll see that it's not really snowflakes, but little round balls. This is a special kind of snow called graupel.

If you've never heard of graupel, here's a picture with a good explanation:

It didn't stick around very long. The sun came out and started melting it about ten minutes after it fell. And then, five minutes later, it clouded up again and started to snow regular snowflakes.

I guess this is getting a bit redundant now. So I'll move onto my next story. Ghostwriter said that at the nursing home, Saturday night most of the little old people sit down in the living room to watch the Lawrence Welk* show. It's the big event of the week there! Since it's April, all the music on the show had to do with April showers and raindrops falling and singing in the rain.

Bwahahahahaha! No April showers for us here in Western New York! For us, it's April snow!

It is now 1:30pm here. The sun melted most of the snow again, except in the shady spots, and more clouds rolled in. Ghostwriter has to go to work in an  hour. Hopefully my next report won't have anything to do with our fickled crazy insane ridiculous crummy rotten weather!

*If you never heard of Lawrence Welk, just go to youtube and put in that name into the search bar. You'll come up with dozens of their hour-long shows from the 60s. It features singing and dancing and big band music and little skits with people wearing colorful clothes and big poofy hair-dos. It brings back a lot of memories to the nursing home folks who watched it every week 50 years ago.


  1. OMCs Chester Mom says she'd love to live up your way in the Summer but the winter would send her way down south. My mom was raised on Lawrence fact...sit used to play the accordion all because of Myron.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. When we first got a 1968...Lawrence Welk was something that we too, watched each Saturday evening. And some of the residents at petcretary;s work watch the reruns too.

    Graupel sure is neato stuff...sometimes we see that here too. At least there was no snow today...we did get a fair bit on Friday which melted quickly. Eddie's Mom...our Aunt, came back from a visit to the Caribbean today. What a shock to come home to this cold stuff...Brrr!

  3. Mom said she didn't know those kind of pellets had a name. Cool! We're supposed to get snow in Chicagoland by morning. I love rolling in it so I hope we do.

    Abby Lab

  4. Mom remembers watching Lawrence Welk with her great aunt while her grandparents and another great aunt and uncle played Pinochle in the kitchen.
    I sure hope you see spring soon, Chester!

  5. Mom remembers The Lawrence Welk Show from when she was a little girl - a Saturday night MUST. She loved those Lennon Sisters.

    We have seen snow falling most of the day here but we only see it flying around. We don't know where it goes, but there is no snow on the ground. As for that graupel, that is exactly what we got Easter Sunday - dipping dots for dessert:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. BOL Chester. Our mom says she thinks the only place where Lawrence Welk is playing on any Saturday is in a nursing home. We are tired of all this snow too.

  7. mom remembers Lawrence Welk! WE have just rain and wind
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. Okay, now you made my mommy feel really old. "If you never heard of Lawrence Welk--"!! ::thud!: See? There she goes! BOL!!!

  9. My Ma watched Laurence Welk with her grandma many years ago.
    We had some sun shine on Friday but it went away now back to rain.
    We hope Spring will be here soon,
    xo Astro

  10. It made me smile that they watch Lawrence Welk and his bubbles! I hope spring will spring up for you soon.

  11. Yo are getting special snow now? What? The old snow wasn't good enough for us. What a crazy winter.

  12. Yeah, what the heck! You need some sunshine over there. We got some of that grapple too....did you send us some of your extra? BOL
    Wyatt and Tegan