Thursday, June 4, 2020

Flowers and Crazy Weather

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

We thought it would never warm up around here in WNY. The first weeks of May were cool and rainy. We even had snow falling as late as May 12! However, on Memorial Day weekend, summer arrived! Suddenly it was 80Âș and more! Now everybody was complaining about being too hot! This warm spell was punctuated by thunderstorms, and cooler temperatures finally prevailed again. 

Despite the bipolar weather, the flowers in our yard have exploded into bloom! 




Sweet woodruff

The bumble bees were bumbling all over the flowers

The dandelions have gone to seed.

A lovely tiger swallow tail butterfly.

Tiny mushrooms

Last Tuesday night there was a big storm to the west of us. My ghostwriter went outside to try to catch a picture of some lightning. She wasn't too lucky, but did get some pretty color flashes.

Yesterday, right around sunset, there was another thunder storm. It moved in really fast, and was over within ten minutes!

But the show was not over yet! When we looked to the east after the storm we saw the moon rise.

Sleepy time!

Good night.


  1. There were storms just north of here Wednesday night...we could have touched them, but we had no rain here...our grass is brown now...and in May we about needed an ark!

    We saw a rainbow here, last week, but yours is a lot brighter than ours was.

    Pretty blooms!

  2. Your flowers are just gorgeous! We don't see many butterflies here and they are so beautiful. Love your rainbow!

  3. Happy Nature Friday dear handsome Chester and GW
    OMDs WNY is blooming like with such gorgeous colors and GW took some wonderful photos. I love the little bee selfie on the posies and the rainbow. This has been one spring with crazy weather all over. I hope you have some nice warm pleasant weather this weekend to survey your garden
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Hi, my friend Chester! I have missed you and am sorry I've been AWOL (my angel kitties kind of took over blogging for awhile, wouldn't let me do a thing ...) Anyway, I am happy to see you doing so well and you garden is boo-ti-full as always and I'm glad you and your family are well and good.
    Woof, woof from Dougie Dog.

  5. We sure have been on a roller coaster ride of temps lately. Your flowers are all so pretty and that rainbow is spectacular. We love the night sky pictures too. Stay cool today Chester. Tomorrow will bring nicer weather for sure.

  6. You have so many beeYOUtiful flowers right now!

  7. Gorgeous sights and stuff in your neighborhood, C. Plus lilies of the valley are one of our favorite smells! Yum! You are lucky to have them growing right there.

    Love and licks,

  8. What a great report! You have so much going on in your corner of the world, and it's all so beautiful from start to finish! I'm told and I hope it only gets better from here!

    Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

  9. We had the same thing happen with our weather. It went from winter to summer in a heart beat. Love all your Irises.

  10. It got warm very quickly here too, and then we had lots of cloudy and wet weather. Now all of a sudden it is so HOT!!! No fun for us thickcoated furries. All your flowers are beautiful.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  11. Oh my goodness, your corner of Blogville has exploded in color, Chester! So very beautiful!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. Thank you for sharing your pretty flowers with us. We have our pictures on the phone We got to get them on here. Maybe next week. Have a great weekend

  13. OMD! Your flowers are beautiful. I really need to plant some bulbs this fall. Your storm pics are great.