Magenta, museums & magical places

You have no idea how excited I was to finally get to go see the mini Stonehenge out in the Gorge. As we drove over the bridge at Biggs Junction, you could see it as you got closer to the Washington side of the Columbia river. I may have been exclaiming excitedly: ‘I see it! There it is. There it is!’ – I have been wanting to go see this for years now.

It is actually a war memorial commissioned by Sam Hill started on July 4th 1918 as a memorial to the people who died in World War I and completed in 1929. It was listed on the National Register of Historical places in 2021.

It was so windy when we got out there, I soon had to head back to the car to get a ponytail holder as the wind was whipping my hair into little miniature dreadlocks. It was a warm but powerful breeze. It did not deter my happiness.

Magenta floral smocked top, Nordstrom Rack; bling flip flops, Marshall’s; black sunglasses, Rue 21; Faux denim capris, Marshalls, old.

 

From there it was on to the Maryville Museum, just up the road 4 miles or so. We didn’t have time to go inside, as they were just about to close by the time we made our way around the building looking at the sculptures. There’s a lot to see just walking around the grounds, though.

We had a bit of fun playing with the tumbleweed, both at the mini Stonehenge and at the Maryville Museum.

If you are a wine connoisseur, the Maryville Winery was just up the road from the museum. I am not much of a wino, so we just passed that one by on our way back.

Happy travels to anyone trying to get a last summer vacation in!

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Magenta and lace for the win

Fuchsia / magenta is my favorite color in the world. For one thing, it looks good on me. For another I just love it, okay. So when I ran across this magenta tank top, I knew it had to be mine. Paired with my beige lace shorts and black patent leather peep toe flats, it makes a nice understated classy summer look. You could almost wear this to work, depending on how long your shorts have to be at the place you work.

 

Fuchsia top + beige lace shorts

 

What is your favorite color, and what does that say about you? I found this fun little website where I could see what it said about me if my favorite color was magenta. You can check it out hereI’m not sure I believe all that stuff, but it’s fun to see what the so-called ‘color experts’ have to say about who you are based on your favorite color. They talk about all the basic colors and a few others, but if your favorite color is, for example, chartreuse green, you may have to just click on the link for people who like green.

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace, copper earrings + black peep toe flats

 

Fuchsia top, beige lace shorts, opal and druzy necklace + copper earrings

 

This was such a fun place to do photos. We just happened to decide to go to the back side of MHCC to shoot photos on some of the paths in the woods and discovered instead all of the art buildings – actually covered with artwork on the outside. I may have to go back again some time soon because I’m pretty sure I only saw half of it that day.

P.S. It’s my birthday today. Just wanted to throw that out there. Haha.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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