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“Don’t let your character change color with your environment.  Find out who you are and let it stay it’s true color.”  Rachel Scott

Ok, Ok . . . yes – I color my hair!!!   Not drastically, but to add some of the vibrance back.   I have always loved my red hair, and I haven’t enjoyed seeing it lose the lustre.  It’s just turning kind of a blah brownish color – I guess in preparation for the grey hair that must be ready to pop out any time!  I shall do what I can to delay the inevitable however.  

Even if it means that I look like an alien while doing it . . . 



“The Peace Arch is a monument situated on the Canad-United States border between the communities of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The Peace Arch, which stands 20.5 metres (67 ft) tall, was built by Sam Hill and dedicated in September 1921, and commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Gent in 1814. The monument is built on the exact United States-Canada boundary, between Interstate 5 and Highway 99,  in the grass median between the northbound and southbound lanes. The Peace Arch has the flags of the U.S. and Canada mounted on its crown, and two incriptions on both sides of its frieze. The inscription on the U.S. side of the Peace Arch reads “Children of a common mother”, and the words on the Canadian side read “Brethren dwelling together in unity”. Within the arch, each side has an iron gate hinged on either side of the border with an inscription above reading “May these gates never be closed.  Peace Arch Park consists of Peace Arch Provincial Park on the Canadian side and Peace Arch State Park on the American side of the border. Within the park is a major border crossing (between Interstate 5 on the U.S. side and British Columbia Highway 99 on the Canadian side) which has never closed, symbolizing a long history of peace between the two nations. In Canada, the crossing is officially named Douglas in honour of Sir James Douglas, the first governor of the Colony of British Columbia. Because of the Peace Arch monument, however, the border crossing between Surrey and Blaine is popularly known as the “Peace Arch Border Crossing”, one of the busiest border crossings between Canada and the United States. It is the busiest such crossing west of Detroit.”  Wikipedia

I took my Grandson to see the border crossing . . . and get a few pics.  We found the actual border marker, so he stood on the US side trying to look really cool, while I stood on the Canadian side.  I poked him trying to get him to smile . . . but cool guys don’t smile!  



“I believe things happen that can’t be explained, but so many people seem intent on explaining them. Everyone has an answer for them. Either aliens or things from the spirit world.”  Harold Ramis

I shot my reflection in the window glass of my husbands truck canopy.  I had my 50mm 1.8 lens mounted with a 12mm macro extension tube – hence the very fuzzy shadowy outline.  I played with all the sliders in Lightroom to really bring out the lights and darks, then added a few textures and effects in Lightroom.  It looks very “otherworldly” . . . 




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