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snowy marina

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Winter seems to finally have really hit in Cleveland. We held out a while but finally started getting snow. These last two weeks or so have been pretty brutal; below freezing temperatures, and some decent accumulation. My first thought every first big snow is "it's time to go to the beach!"

I knew the beach I usually go to to do outfit photos, and collect trash from probably wouldn't be too great, at least not this early in the winter so I ventured out of my side of town and over to the east side.  I wasn't a hundred percent sure where to go but I knew there were marinas over there. Long story short I pulled into a park to turn around, and got my car stuck. My poor little VW Golf is pretty horrible in the snow, combine that with tires that are basically just for show, being downhill, and a warmish day where spinning my tires just turned the snow into ice. I wasn't stuck for long before I realized I had no chance of getting out on my own and called Jason . We spent over an hour trying to work my car out before crossing our fingers, and just gunning it through the grass toward the sidewalk. It was kind of a fun little adventure. Things like that are way easier to look at from the bright side when you have friends who are always willing to come rescue you from stupid situations.

Anyway, I fiiinally made my way to the marina. It was just as beautiful and other worldly as I'd hoped. I don't think I'll ever get sick of visiting the lake in the winter. I feel lucky to live so incredibly close to the water. You guys, my new apartment is a quick bike ride from my favorite beach. I cannot wait til it's warmer out.
Like I mentioned, these were taken on a warmer day so a lot of the ice had already begun to melt. Since I've never actually been to this marina when there wasn't snow it was kind of hard to traverse. With everything covered in snow I had to be extra careful to not take a wrong step.  I'm looking forward to going back when the temperatures drop real low again and I can climb around a little bit more confidently.
xoxo

You can other frozen Lake Erie posts from previous years here, here + here.

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  1. Craziness! I'm on the coast so we've got lots of beaches, but ocean beaches aren't quite the same during the winter as lake beaches!

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  2. It's so beautiful! Omg, I'm obsessed. You're so lucky living at such a beautiful place.

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  4. what magnificent images you captured! thanks for sharing.

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  5. Gorgeous. I never thought I'd miss snow as much as I do but living in a place with no snow after growing up in Utah has me missing it so much!
    The Nerdy Fox

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    1. Dumb question - Utah gets a lot of snow? Guess I just never thought of it being a very snowy place.

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  6. These pictures are so beautiful! It must be so incredible to experience something like this!

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  7. These are so pretty!! I sometimes really miss getting snow like this, but then I remember the cold and then I don't mind so much!

    You should keep some kitty litter in your trunk, works like a charm to get unstuck in snowy/icy conditions!

    <3
    margot

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    1. Haha, right?! Things like this make the cold bearable to me.

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  8. These are out of control. They look like they were taken on a set!

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  9. I love how the ice and snow can transform a place and make it almost unrecognizable! I really want to visit a snow covered beach now, after seeing all of your amazing posts.

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  10. Wow! Beautiful photos. I can only imagine how lovely it looked in person. This makes me jealous that we don't get any (significant) snow in Portland!

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  11. Wow, I had no idea tree branches could bear so much weight and looked like that with all the snow!

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    1. Isn't that really crazy?! That has to be HEAVY!

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  12. Wow, great photos. That is PROPER snow not the light kind we get in England.

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  13. Awesome! That table looks like a monster with big, sharp teeth! I've only had the most pitiful sprinkling of snow where I live in England. I hope I get a proper snowfall soon! xoxo P.S. I totally feel you on the car struggle in bad weather - mine is basically a go-kart!
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    1. Hehe, I can see that!


      YES. Exactly. That's what my car feels like in the snow. I need some proper snow tires.

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  15. WOW this looks so beautiful! Seriously, I'm picking up my jaw from the floor O_o

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  16. So gorgeous! You should totally add some of these to Society6! Makes me glad for my 70 degree temps here in SoCal though. ;)

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  17. Did you shoot these with that 10mm wide angle you recently mentioned? The picnic table shot caught my eye with its straight lines!

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    1. A few were shot with my 40mm, but yeah, for the most part they were shot with the 10-22. Love that lens SOOOO much!

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  18. Are you sure this is for real? It definitely seems magical to me haha. I live by a marina but I don't think it would get cold enough here for it to be like this. Snow is really something else :)

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  19. Wow wow wow! This is crazy! Coming from Australia where we rarely see snow unless we travel to the mountains during winter, this looks surreal!

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  20. These pictures don't even look real! They look like they're from a diorama or something. Thanks for reminding me that winter isn't completely soul sucking. :)

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