Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Terabithia

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When my cousins, sisters, and I were younger, we had all read the book Bridge to Terabithia and were influenced enough to name a certain part of the woods after the imaginary place. We had a certain entrance between two stones that served as the portal into the'magical area' and we decided to built a fort there to be our castle, cabin, teepee, and whatever sort of shelter suited our purposes.

I think it took us about two or three days to haul and stag sticks and logs until we had something that resembled a fortress of sorts. I think I was around 9 or 10 when we built it, so it has stayed standing through 14 heavy Monroe winters, and we've only had to really repair it in certain areas a few times. Not bad! I'm really hoping it will be around for my kids to play in too. It has certainly served many a picnic, nap, story time, and play time so far. It's one of my very favourite places to visit in the world.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, these photos are breathtaking!

    -Lindsey

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  2. Oh my gosh this is amazing! How special that you guys built that when you were kids and it's still around. At first I thought it was a massive bonfire....but I certainly hope that this never ever burns down. What a lovely story!

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  3. What a dreamy dress. I love the woodland backdrop, it makes me miss Canada.

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  4. I love how you're always going on adventures and taking these beautiful pictures. They always look so romantic and exciting.

    Rachel

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  5. You have got to be kidding me. You MADE THIS1?!!? Holy crapola. This is insane. This really one of the coolest blog posts I have ever seen. Everything about this is magical and mystical, and it's such a perfect way to showcase style.

    I love how pretty and simple your outfit is, and how it doesn't look like you're trying too hard. The florals fit in so well beneath the wooden arches, and I just can't say enough how obsessed I am with this. It is really really beautiful. It looks like it belongs in a magazine as an editorial, or in a catalogue liek ANthropologie or Free People.

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

    -Gabrielle

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  6. great look! your dress is adorable and looks great on you! where did you find such an amazing location!!

    if you want you can visit me :)


    vintage-addicted.blogspot.com

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  7. That is a beautiful dress. I love the spot you chose to take those pictures. Beautiful pictures--as always. I honestly can't get enough of your blog :)

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  8. It's one of my favorite books! You do it justice :)

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  9. I never read the book but I have seen the movie. Are they similar at all? Anyway, this is a beautiful place and I love how the sticks are all up like that. How interesting. Your dress is gorgeous.

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  10. I cannot believe you guys made this when you were younger, that is SO cool! These pictures are beautiful, you've had the BEST locations and pictures lately!
    x Hannah

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures. I LOVE everything about this post. The outfit, the place, the fort. Amazing!

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  12. I am loving these photos!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  13. Pretty dess! So whimsical! I am your newest follower! Yay! I have a fun giveaway on my blog that I think you will like! Check it out: bridgettenicole.blogspot.com
    -Bridgette

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  14. these pictures are really lovely and it's a million times more lovely that you and your cousins made this so long ago.

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  15. Where have you been all my life? Seriously, I think I'm in love. Love these photos. xD xo. Deanna

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  16. That is truly magical :) I read that book too, in third grade! Much better than the movie.... what was up with that movie?? Anyways, you have the true Terabithia.

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  17. that is so awesome that it has stayed for so long! i did this as a kid too, but we built it too close to a storm drain or something in the woods and some guy came and yelled at us and started taking it down. it scared me, i still remember it. this does have a very magical terabithia feel to it that i love. and your dress in these is just downright gorgeous. this reminds me of moonrise kingdom also. and i want binoculars. i dunno what'd i do with them really, but i like the idea of them

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  18. May I ask where you bought your dress? If it's a pattern, which one did you use? It's beautiful!

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