Colonnade

Colonnade

Also known as The Wind Tunnel. It’s not too bad this time of year, but in the dead of winter walking through it can be brutal.

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Tornado Warning

Stormdog #dogs #boxerdogs #storms #notacareintheworld
Stormdog

Basement Dog #dogs #boxerdogs #tornadowarning #basement
Awkward Lying Dog

Basement Dog #tornadowarning #basement #boxerdogs #dogs
Awkward Sitting Dog

It stormed, and Thomas was not impressed. Then the tornado warning sirens began, and we went to the basement, and he still wasn’t impressed.

I know quite a few people with storm-phobic dogs, and it is no picnic, so I’m really thankful that Thomas isn’t bothered.

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Bee and Skipper

Bumblebee and Zinnia
Bumblebee and Zinnia

Hobomok Skipper and Zinnia
Hobomok Skipper

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Fortress of Solitude

Polly in her fortress of solitude  #fortressofsolitude

I had a moment of panic, because I couldn’t find Polly. Apparently she’d been having some personal time in the dog crate. The dog crate that the dog will not enter. At least someone is getting some use out of it.

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Autumn:  The Sneezening

#giantragweed #ragweed #horseweed #pureevil #killitwithfire

Does giant ragweed serve any purpose beyond making people miserable? There’s a huge stand of it behind my building, with some sections over 10 feet tall. It’s evil, evil, evil stuff.

But there are also butterflies, and butterflies make everything better.

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Female Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

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Saturday’s Butterflies

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail #butterfly #butterflies #easterntigerswallowtail #zinnia #zinnias #garden #patiogarden #flowers
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Rain

I usually take Thomas in three thirty-minute walks a day. Not a lot of exercise for a young Boxer mix! It takes the edge off, though. Today, on all three walks, it started pouring rain half-way through. I have wet clothes draped over everything, drying.

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Thomas and Harriet

Thomas
Thomas 2016

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Harriet 2007

Sometimes Thomas reminds me so much of Harriet that I can hardly stand it.

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Three Weeks

Thomas

This is your obligatory three week adoptaversary post. I think I’ll keep him.

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Today’s Butterfly

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

There’s another tattered male Eastern tiger swallowtail flitting around the zinnias today.

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Happy 19th Amendment Day!

On this day in 1920 the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.

Penn[sylvania] on the picket line-- 1917
Penn[sylvania] on the picket line– 1917
Source: Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. [Pennsylvania on the Picket Line– 1917]. 1917. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000212/. (Accessed August 18, 2016.)

Summary: Photograph of fourteen suffragists in overcoats on picket line, holding suffrage banners in front of the White House. One banner reads: “Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty”. White House visible in background.

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