Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Standing By the Ocean's Roar

A casual summertime outfit for a casual summertime day.

(photos by e.hunt)

The Enduring Organization of Stuff

Here's a little summertime organizational inspiration, starting with a waste installation piece on a beach in Hong Kong.  Although it made for a great photograph, it's kindof sad there's enough trash laying around to fill that much space.  The others aren't quite so dire; natural items found on a beach walk, barbeque supplies, a fleet of trucks, and nautical knots.

(photos collected from thingsorganizedneatly, flickr, and imrevolting)

Monday, July 21, 2014

How'd You Make That?!!

As mentioned in the previous post, many sandcastles were constructed during our week in Destin.  The first couple days, I was all by my lonesome, with one bucket, one mini shovel, and one solo cup.  I warmed up the old standbys; forms, stairs, drizzle castles, and the like.

And on Day Four, the boys arrived, and brought with them our backlog of buckets, carving tools, and large shovels.  The scale increased immensely, starting with a free-form castle featuring a wrap-around snake, a three-way tunnel, forms on a curved surface, and some very precise organic line cuts.

The next day we got a bit more daring, trying the Washington monument technique, or cutting stacked circular forms into straight-sided towers.  We only had one casualty in the late afternoon due to a sneaky injection hole left un-filled.  More stairs, half-cup forms, and flags were also used.

And the final day, we went all out, accomplishing a new sandcastle feat, and raising the standards forevermore.  It started off as a massive pile of sand.

After much deliberation on the overall scope, carving and form work began, with the detail crew following immediately.  I think we attracted the biggest crowd of spectators out of all our years of sandcastles, starting with an awestruck kid asking "How'd you make that?!" when it was still just the large pile, and ending with passersby of all ages stopping for a photo, almost always followed with "How long have you all been working on that?"

(photos by e.hunt, and r.hunt)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Still On Beach Time

Well, we left the beautiful Florida coastline early yesterday morning and I woke up today feeling a little displaced.  I got pretty severely sunburned, ate enough seafood to last a year or two, came up with some fairly innovative sandcastle techniques, got crashed by a few waves, and had lots of family time.  I wouldn't have it any other way, and am already wishing we could go back.  Wearing my new Destin t-shirt today in an effort to continue the happy beach vibes.

(photos by e.hunt)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Best Place in the World

After a four year hiatus, the Hunt family is back!  Back to Destin, that is.  Back to the sunny Florida coastline, with crystal clear water and beautiful white sand to welcome us.  The grounds haven't changed much, and neither has the neighboring pink building.  It's great to return to familiar territory, and with great weather at that!

Oh, and today I found my cocktail of choice, Capri Sun Pacific Cooler (the best kind).  Now the real beach fun can begin!

(photos by r.hunt, and e.hunt)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We Come From the Water

Blue is the only color where I like every shade and tint, especially when they are all put together.  I tend towards deeper pinks and purples, golden yellows, and lighter, more minty greens, but blue is great on either side of the spectrum.

(photos collected from houseandgarden, gq, pinterest, flikr, and indulgy)