Sunday, September 29, 2019

Look Up, Look Down

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

You may wonder how I keep finding interesting and amazing things to show you on The Daily Bone. It's very simple, really: look up, look down. Things are changing all the time, especially now that Autumn is here.

Thursday, we had a big storm in the middle of the day.

We looked up, and saw gray clouds moving quickly from the west. Within minutes, we heard a mighty roaring sound, and suddenly it looked like this:

Looking down, we saw hailstones the size of peas.

After about ten minutes, it was all over and the sky cleared up.

 The next day while ghostwriter was working in the garden and looking down, she found a wooley bear caterpillar!

Looking up at the dining room window in the sunshine we saw Lady Octavia's elaborate web. (Don't worry. She hides in the end of her funnel during the day.)

Look down and see a fly sitting on top of Garden Buddha's head!

Look down again  and see a little mushroom.

Look up, wow that cloud looks as big as a mountain!

Look down and …

It's an evil stinkbug of doom!!!  (Another sign of Autumn.)

So I tapped it with my paw a couple times, and gave it a good barking at. (After many years of epic battles with stinkbugs, I have finally learned that they're called that for a reason.)

Yeah, ghostwriter, if you go ahead and just toss that stinkbug out the door, that would be good.


  1. Oh Chester what a fun X 1,000,000 post. Mother Nature is all over the place.
    The very first time I ever heard of stink bugs was in the mid 1980's when we went to visit my brother in law in Syracuse, NY. I think a few hitched a ride with us to NC 'cause we have them here now.
    You are surrounded by fun
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. We got the rain during that storm you mentioned but we didn't get any hail. Those evil stinkbugs are around everywhere here too.

  3. Hope the storms stay away this week. That is a very impressive spider web!

  4. We hope the storm did not scare you too much. It would have scared us a lot.

  5. There are a lot of exciting changes in your world and you know where to find them.

  6. Hi Chester! So true! Look up and down.... so much to see, so much going on..... Hoomans just forget a simple thing to find out amazing stuff!!

    Pinot xo

  7. We are seeing lots of those wooley bear caterpillars and stinkbugs too! Wow - that was quite the storm, Chester!

  8. Stinky stinky, hope it didn't get any stinky on you!

  9. Our local butterfly garden is about to hold a monarch butterfly class. We are going to stop by. Stinkbugs are so yucky.

  10. Wowsa! Chester, you sure have lots goin' on at your crib!!! That down pour was incredible! We don't gots the stinkbugs here....I thinks I am super glad! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Looking up, looking down... Thanks, Chester!