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driftwood beach fort

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Trying to get more steps on my Fitbit means a lot more of me getting out and wandering around. It's definitely a win/win situation. I'm getting more exercise, and I'm also out doing more of my favorite activities without feeling guilty that I should be at home working. Last week I hit up the beach. I collected some beach glass, and then noticed some nice looking drift wood that was perfect for building a fort. Forty five minutes later I finished her up and put a bunch of the beach glass I had collected earlier inside. I took a handful of photos but wasn't all that impressed with what I shot. I was still excited to share those photos here because I was proud of my little fort. As I was leaving the desolate beach a woman walked over to a bench to eat her lunch but before sitting snapped a few photos of my fort. I was so excited that I took a crappy photo of her taking a picture of my creation.

The next day it was SUPER foggy. I ran around town taking pictures, and eventually made my way back to the beach. You can see my photos here! I wasn't too confident that my little fort from the previous day would still be standing, people love to knock stuff down and I wasn't sure if the waves might have gotten too close, but to my delight it was still there and HOLY COW, it looked awesome in the fog! I took so many photos and couldn't be happier with how they turned out. The bare trees, the fog, the colors! Everything just came together so wonderfully.

Most importantly though, there were little doggy footprints leading right up to it and the glass had all been taken. Someone else (and their pup!) enjoyed it, and that makes me happy!

driftwood, cleveland, wendy park
Wendy Park, CLE
wendy park, cleveland, foggy
glitter rain boots from Modcloth, no longer available. Found them here though!

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18 thoughts

  1. These photos are super creepy. And I love it!

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  2. I really love this little fort you built! Lydia (my oldest, she's 11 almost 12) loves to build with limbs and sticks. We live in town but she's collecting materials to build a small one just like yours, it's been in the process since winter. Now that it's spring we'll have it done in NO time!

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  3. May I suggest wearing your fitbit on your ankle? I started doing that a few months ago and have noticed an incredible increase in my steps! If you are walking and not moving your arm it's not counting steps and if you are moving your arm and not walking (like blow drying your hair or something) then it's counting steps you are not taking! I just tuck mine into my sock and it makes all the difference! Just a suggestion...

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  4. I can just picture you making some little kid super happy when they come across this awesome fort!! =)

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  5. I'm glad that even good photographers aren't always impressed with their photos! I love these photos. The fog adds to the mood of the photo.

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    1. Oh! All the time! I often reshoot things because I'm not happy with the first round.

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  6. Great fort! You would have made a very sought after Indian princess bride!

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  7. Holy cow! Glitter rain boots! Love it :-)

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  8. Okay, I have to say ... that's a pretty sweet "hut" haha. I would have been happy seeing that as well.

    The fog looks amazing. You did amazing!

    http://jesandbleu.com

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    1. Thanks Jess! You can't beat fog for an awesome photo element.

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  9. Love the photos. Do you wear a particular liner for rain boots?

    best,
    Chrissy of crashbeauty.com

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    1. I don't wear any liner for rain boots ...? Is that something you're supposed to do?

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  10. This looks like something out of a fantasy world, and I'm so jealous. Florida beaches don't ever get foggy.

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