7   78
3   51
3   68
7   76
26   97
8   90
14   75
23   70

Chocolate Citrus Sunshine and Sand.

waves crashing onto the beach at Indiana dunes state park as my boys look on.
Oranges, kumquats, chocolate, candy, any food that comes in it's own wrapper is perfect for picnicking. Especially when the wind is whipping beach sand everywhere.
We couldn't have been more content to indulge in creamy chocolates and bubbly drinks. You'd be surprised how satisfying a candy picnic can be.
Sand began to build up in the bottom of our glasses. but what do we care? That light and reflections are so beautiful.
Citrus, sunshine, high light, deep shadows, sparkly reflections. this day was a photographers dream.

When Chocolate Makes a Picnic (and a lake makes an ocean)

We hiked. So many miles. On trails poorly marked. There was sun. It was hot. There was wind. It was cold. But never at the same time and neither felt a reprieve one from the other. Antagonizing. He was on a work trip. We had two days. It was hard to be okay. It was hard not to yell. Impossible to not complain. Breath mints in my pocket. I had forgotten. They were cool and wet. We laughed. Ate our lunch in the van and started over. Feeling refreshed we got a little cheeky and had our picnic after all.
Chocolate citrus sunshine and sand.

my boys walked the husky up and down the sandy beach at Indiana Dunes Sate Park
Chocolate citrus sunshine and sand. An Indiana dunes state park picnic. 
Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
Sunshine and sand. A chocolate picnic Indiana dunes state park.
Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
A chocolate and citrus picnic at  Indiana dunes state park. 
 bright and light Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
Indiana Dunes State Park
Photography as the art of painting with light. Anything can be beautiful and interesting in the right light.
a butterfly at Indiana Dunes State Park
The beach at Indiana Dunes State Park
A cheeky citrus and chocolate 
 beach picnic at Indiana dunes state park . 
Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
A cheeky citrus and chocolate picnic at the Indiana dunes state park beach. 
Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
A cheeky and crazy simple citrus and chocolate picnic at Indiana dunes state park. 
Photography and styling by Mandy of A Messy Bun Kitchen.
Glass reflections in photography will get my heat going every time.

Want more easy picnic ideas? Click here for one of my favorites! These photos were taken on the most beautiful beach at Indiana Dunes State Park.

xo Mandy

p.s. I will be purposely planning chocolate picnics from now on.

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