Saturday, March 30, 2019

Signs of Spring

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

Here in Western NY spring weather seems to be very elusive to say the least. The month of March doesn't want to let go of it's icy grip! While it was a bit warmer today, the weather man says it's supposed to snow tomorrow. But we can still be hopeful because of other signs of spring. For example, Thursday evening, my ghostwriter went out the front door, hoping there might be a nice sunset. To her great surprise, an entire flock of turkey vultures drifted by!

My ghostwriter remembers a time when a big turkey vulture, or any type of large hawk or eagle was an extremely rare sight. Seeing a lot of them gliding effortlessly in the air was amazing! 

The grackles were not very happy about them, though. They flew to the treetops screeching like idiots! But those vultures couldn't be bothered with a bunch of silly grackles. They eat road kill, and stuff like that. They are the clean-up crew of nature.

Hey! It's starting to rain!

And the wind is blowing like crazy.

Over the sinister whirring of the wind through the still bare trees, I hear another sound that means spring is arriving: frogs singing! Well, I hope those little spring peepers don't get their buns frozen off tomorrow if it snows!  


  1. The peepers are such a wonderful sign of spring. Their chorus always makes mom smile!

  2. Other then the return of the deer and the fox activity we still feel like we are in the depths of winter.

  3. SO happy you're looking HARD for the signs of spring, C. Around here, there are way more signs of winter. Lucky I have enough sweaters to carry me through till it gets warm enough for a nakey walk and a street nap.

    Love and licks,

  4. We saw something unusual in our back yard a pheasant. When the vultures return to Hinckley, Ohio they always fly over our home and our back yard can be full of them. They return to Hinckley every year because of the dead animals that were killed in the Great Hunt of 1888.
    Mr Chester L. W. Spaniel my lipoma was deep and grew quickly and my liver values went up that is why the decision was made to remove. It was benign. Lee's first Scot Wee Robbie died from a liposarcoma which had been diagnosed as a lipoma.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. We've been hearing the peepers around here too. It sure does mean that spring can't be too far away.

  6. Well Chester we can thank our lucky stars SOME Bird makes the grackle unhappy...just a wee pay back for the grief grackles give us.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Ooh, I don't like frogs or toads. At least not when they get caught by one of my cats: they screech worse than nails on a blackboard! But their sound is okay I guess.

    Klem, Mara

  8. We hate to tell you but we think we may have sent that rain and wind your way. But take heart, today is a beautiful sunny day.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber