Friday, February 7, 2020

It's Actually Winter

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

As you can see, I'm standing in actual snow! But this is not just ordinary snow. It's got a layer of ice on top of it, and a layer of ice underneath it. 

When you walk on it, it's very slippery, and then the top crust collapses and it's slippery underneath. It's not good for running. In fact, for the first time ever, I refused to go out any farther than the birdie feeders. Dad had to shovel a path by the back door so that I would even go out at all. 


I'm not running around on this icy crunchy weirdo snow!

Then it snowed some more! It snowed all day, and my ghostwriter said the roads were terrible. They didn't bother to plow our neighborhood until the afternoon. 

Is that the snow plow I hear? It's about time!

There was ice all over the trees and bushes too, and they creaked ominously whenever the breeze hit them. That special kind of creaking noise brings back memories of the Ice Storm of 1991. 

Coneflower seed heads

Pear tree

Arbor vitae bush

It finally stopped snowing around 5pm. Here's a picture of the front of our house with icicles hanging from the roof, and the reflection of the sunset in the windows:

This is the first sunset we've seen in a while!

Then it started to get colder.

Soon the moon started climbing the eastern sky.

I wonder if my dearest Princess Leah can see the moon from where she is across the Pond? 

Good night.


  1. Wow, it certainly looks very cold in your corner of the world. Hope you are keeping warm and dry.

  2. That sure looks like winter, alright. I hope your paws aren't frozey! At my house, we're getting blossoms on the trees...

  3. You can sure never trust a groundhog! Early spring, my paw! Stay warm and safe, Chester.

  4. OH MY WORD Chester...I am shivering in my bedroom shoes after seeing these very cool,yet COLD pictures.
    I hope you were able to warm your feets up quickly.
    The icicle photos are amazing. You WNY folks sure do know how to do WINTER.
    Yep rodents are the least reliable critters I know
    Warm Hugs Cecilia

  5. We sure have gotten a lot of snow lately. As a matter of fact our plow just came and woke us up this morning. Now we have a new layer of fluffy stuff on top of that crusty snow.

  6. We had a crazy week-long ice story at my house, too, C. Your last picture shows the only sensible activity for that weather.

    Love and licks,

  7. Ice snow sucks. We got like 8 inches of white powdery stuff yesterday. Lady tried to make us snowshoe in it. Imagine! Today it was way too cold for being outside. Hope it is warmer where you are.

  8. It may be crunchy and icy and all that ... but, oh my Chester ... it sure is pretty! Day and night pretty and your hu-mom has taken such lovely pictures of it and how sweet of your daddy to shovel a pathway for you. You are one lucky puppy, now rest well.

  9. Chester thank you...we are good. About 2pm Thursday Mother Nature and Old Man Winter collided
    we had heavy rain and wind but most of their fury was about 10 miles north of us. Lots of trees down and many w/o power for several hours. Our lights blinked a few times and after the 'puter shut down on its on 2 times I unplugged the power strip.

  10. Wow Chester! The moon with icicles is so pretty! Stay warm, friend!!

    Pinot xo

  11. Oh my dog! Winter really has arrived!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. Love snow, but icy snow? Not so nice. I totally agree with you: only the necessary and then straight back in to the warmth. Have a good week.

    Klem, Mara

  13. My gosh that is a lot of snow. You were brave to go out as far as you did. We never would have done that. A tip of the tail to you.

  14. Wowza! I've never seen snow like that. I would need not just a path shoveled but a personal heater for necessary visits. Brr!

  15. Wow wee! That is a lot of snow and ice. We don't think we would venture out in it either. It sounds like an ice sandwich! BOL!

  16. Lots of that icy snow here too, and now its only 9F...Brrr!

    Your GW is like ours, she mostly always shovels a little pathway in the grass...then we jump into the snow to do our business anyways, BOL!!