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Sandcastles

August 2, 2012

A funny thing happens when you ask Aunty Cole to help you build a sandcastle. It starts off well enough, a castle, a few outbuildings, a moat, you know the usual.

They are pretty complete, with a forest/zoo:

The forest/zoo expands:

Then suburbs pop up:

And those suburbanites need their pools:

Over-development means some of the shore-side condos are at risk at high tide, so naturally a seawall needs to be installed. The seawall presents its own problems, but a little engineering work and a few aquaducts later the river is flowing again:

And just in case you think this is a two-bit operation, you’ll notice the paved (and curbed) streets, the acorn chimneys on each roof, the landscaping and seashell doors:

And finally, what every good city needs, their own flock of guard mergansers:

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012 1:30 pm

    How cool is that??? Bet V thought it was awesome 🙂

    • August 6, 2012 11:11 pm

      Oh ya, she really, really did not want us to disassemble them.

  2. August 7, 2012 3:14 am

    This is ridiculously cool! I want an aunt like that

  3. August 7, 2012 3:17 am

    Reblogged this on Summer Solstice Musings and commented:
    Now, THAT’s a Sandcastle!!!

  4. August 14, 2012 3:08 am

    So worth the wait to see – awesome, awesome job!

    • August 14, 2012 10:05 am

      Were you able to see them on your machine or did you have to resort to Willy’s? That is so weird.

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