Thursday, June 6, 2019

Birds and Blooms

Greetings to one and all! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Take a good look at my overgrown fluffy shaggy coat! Obviously, I was overdue for a visit with my groomer, Miss Jacquie. Here I am with my new look for the warm summer days ahead.

It's been a very busy week, and I have lots of news! For our first story, my NC associate Angus B. Terrier saw an amazing sight. 

A great, big turkey vulture landed on his porch railing and showed off his magnificent feathers!

Wow! I sure hope that big buzzard didn't leave any "presents" for Angus and his humans to clean up.

Moving on to our next subject, look at all the flowers blooming!

We've had a lot of rainy days lately. But today the sun came out and it was snowing! Look closely at the picture below, and you will see hundreds of tiny white specks lit up by the sun!

Don't see them? Here's another look with the camera filter on dark:

Actually, this is a blizzard of feathery cottonwood seeds floating through the air. The local kids were riding their bikes around enjoying this yearly spectacle of snow in June!

My next report is an update on the Stodgy Robin Society.

Yesterday morning we saw two robin families catching big juicy grubs in the front yard, and feeding them to their babies. Last week we met one of their debutantes, Miss Dorothy Hoppington-Pinfeathers. Now here are her two cousins Edmund and Everett Chirpson-Wormsworth. 

Gee, I'd hate to be an announcer at the Stodgy Robin Society Commencement Ceremony with all those complicated names! 

Needless to say, I'd be rather tongue-tied! 

And now I have an exclusive report from my kitty cat cousins. 

Tiberius and Hannibal spotted two members of the Evil Squirrel Cartel lounging around on the roof of the house next door.

"This is outrageous!" said Maddie. "We'll be sure to keep a close watch on these miscreants and report on any illegal activity!"

For my last story, I found a teeny tiny eggshell. We've been seeing lots of chipping sparrows around lately, and hear them singing all day long. We think this little eggshell is small enough for one of their itty-bitty babies.

Chipping Sparrow Song

Good night everyone!


  1. Chester, you're nekkid!! Do you need a coat? Mommy brushed enough off of me today to make you one, BOL!
    The flowers in your yard are bootifur! And mommy loved the birdsong. You have a lot oing on at your house!

  2. You will be so much cooler now with your haircut, Chester! Love the Bachelor Buttons and Irises and the magnificent Poppy! We've been seeing broken egg shells outside too.

  3. Chester what a wonderful post full of all kinds of stories and gorgeous posies and OMDs
    that turkey vulture has a face only a mother could love right? I hope he didn't try to stick his
    beak into the feeder. Fingers crossed the didn't leave any deposits.
    Your last photo is breathtaking. I'm loving your summer cut!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Nice summer "do" you gots at the puppy spa! As usual, we got giggles this morning from the GW's commentary ... thanks! Good way to start the weekend ... and hey! We've seen those turkey vultures out on nature walks ... but on the deck: OMD ... what a sight!

  5. There sure is a lot going on around your house Chester. We just love your iris pictures. They are so beautiful. We have lots of birds delivering food to their babies now too. Those robins sure do have long names. BOL!

  6. Thank you for the most informative spring report. The flowers are sensational and the vulture is scary. But your summer "do" is quite gorgeous. Keep an eye on the evil Squirrels.

  7. OMD, that turkey vulture is ginormous! All the birdies I try to play with fly off when I come running over. I bet he'd stick around and play with me!

  8. HOLY BURDIE POOPS! That Turkey vulture is HUUUUUUUGE! I bets his poopies would cover a car! BOL
    I loves your new furcut Chester! I bets it's LOTS cooler too! AND, you gots a pawfessional cutter, which is SO much better than what I have to endure....just sayin'
    Your Irises are so purty! I likes the yellow one, I haven't seen many yellow ones!
    Ruby ♥

  9. OMD...What a busy Spring you are having Chester...your flowers are soooooo pretty!!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. YOur flowers are all so beautiful Chester! But we don't think we would like that big bird! He might think that Hilda is lunch or something
    Mabel & Hilda

  11. That is a lot of news! Your flowers are amazing. Pierre spotted a huge turkey vulture sitting on our electric pole the other day. I was afraid it'd try to grab him so I made him come inside.

  12. Great report Chester!!! A lot going on at your place, your friends' place and the universe!! Love the pictures of the sky!!!

    Enjoy weekend, friend!

    Pinot xo

  13. I think you look very "street" with your shaggy furs, C. Like a tough guy... Mom and I are both scared by the turkey vulture. It looks hungry. Even a little hangry! *gulp*

    Love and licks,

  14. That turkey vulture was scary! Thank you for another beautiful tour of your garden.

  15. Wow! Lots of news for sure! We had that snowstorm here too, those things stick onto everything!

    We hear the chipping sparrows around here too,
    I hope that turkey vulture didn't try to get any seeds out of that bird feeder, it looks to be one that might spin him right off, BOL!

    Beautiful flowers! Way more than we have:)