Fleur de Lis' Letterboxing Journal

My thoughts on my new favorite hobby.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Got out today for a little bit and found a nice local box - first one since August! Eeek. Life has gotten in the way, and my 'boxing partner can't do the longer walks anymore, so I'm somewhat limited as of late.

Still working on a big project behind the scenes, though. Shaping up rather nicely. I hope others think so too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We're in Rhode Island for the week, visiting my parents. We headed out to find a mystery box today that I occasionally work on (when I'm up in this neck of the woods). Found the starting point, started out, and then the sky opened up and it started pouring. Went back to the car, regrouped, got an umbrella, and tried again. Found most of the clue points, but didn't actually find the box. The skeeters were in full force and the thunder was rumbling overhead. I was convinced that we'd get stuck in a bad situation (especially since the weather forecast called for 60 mph winds and hail during this storm) so we left. Perhaps another day.

We did see this, though:

I don't know much about turtles, but I'm pretty sure they like to be near water. There was no water anywhere around, so I wonder if he took a wrong turn somewhere...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Someone found Metamorphosis the day after I planted it. That's fast! And they found it on a day when tornadoes were predicted in Philly (but didn't happen, thank goodness).

Now if I can just get lb.org to accept my clue...apparently there's another box out there with the same name and it won't let me post. I can't be the first person to have come across this problem...?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Planted a letterbox today. I've had the stamp carved for a good six months but never planted it. My first plant in a long, long time.

Friday, April 25, 2008

There's a place we like to go to walk and find boxes, but goodness it always kicks our butts with the terrain. Went there today, and it was definitely a beautiful day for a hike! Unfortunately, allergies got the best of me later in the morning and I'm a sniveling mess. Waiting for the allergy meds to kick in.

On a planting note, I have so many ideas floating in my head - I just need to find the time to get them on paper. I think the challenge with planting for me has always been finding the final place to put a box. With my first few boxes, I picked a general location and then found a suitable place for the box, but I've never been happy with those final locations. Now, I'd rather wait and find a place that would be perfect for a box, and then go carve, write clues, etc.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm working on a letterboxing project with a muggle/noxer/whatever you want to call him. I'm really excited, and it's just getting started. Hopefully it will turn out as well as I hope...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I am on a mystery box CRAZE lately. If it has clear directions, I don't want it! I've been making myself crazy with some of them, but also I'm really having a blast using the ol' grey matter to the fullest. I need to get this all in now anyway, because once spring really comes, I'll be out in the garden and away from the computer until autumn!