Monday, June 27, 2011

Photo: I Can See the United States From My House

And yet it took me nine months to realize that. I mean, it's not as if the mountain wasn't there before, and I've seen it from the SkyTrain on clear days plenty of times. Here, then, is a view of Mount Baker in Whatcom County, Washington State, towering over the trees and towers of Surrey. As for that small object a little to the right of the main peak, I prefer to think it is obviously a UFO built and flown by aliens; it does look vaguely reminiscent of the crescent-shaped flying saucers Kenneth Arnold allegedly saw in 1947 near Mount Rainier, and that's not too far from here at all.

I mean, what else could it be? A distant bird caught in mid-flap? Come on, what sounds more likely - an alien spaceship come from god knows where, invisible to radar but not the camera's eye, zipping around over the Lower Mainland for some damn reason... or a bird?

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