Tag Archive: Trees


SL Destinations: Forest in Spring

Hello All
It is near Spring, and daydreams are looking forward to change of scenery, change of clothes, change of how and where we
spend our leisure. I know most will agree, After the long Winter months we are ready for said change.

Most may be thinking ahead to Summer and a nice hot beach somewhere, Or perhaps like me… a happy medium, cool but not
COLD.
…Maybe a place where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
The comfortable mist and fresh smells ..of Earth, of Trees…of Grass.
Until the last of the snow melts or the freezing rain ceases, We can immerse ourselves in Second Life and get a sample of
whats to come while waiting for Mother Nature to gracefully move on to the next season in RL.

There are many Forest and Parks in Second Life, Choosing just one to blog about was a challenge,
So We will just list some of  the photogenic places for you to check out.
Since Nature inspired this post, We Transformed our avatars into Dryad Tree Spirits and set the pics to words.
We hope you Enjoy ♥

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Affinity in Abundance, Mind & Soul may Radiate…
In the strength of Plural, unions we can create.

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Together, Spiritual growth gives insight to inner Evolution
A foundation of deep roots, nourished by virtue & altruism.

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Let Uplifting praise always fall like heavy rain…
Speak love into life, life into love, & never pain.

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Kindred Hearts, Filled with hope & promise…
Sharing a journey brings such sweet calmness.

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To care, and be cared for, makes you feel richer than a King.
Basking in its warmth like the sun in the purest of spring.

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Forest/Fantasy/Woods to check out:
Lennon Park on the Rock
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LennonParkOnTheRock/184/51/29
Fruit Islands Tropical Rain Forest
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Appleberry/229/201/22
The Haven
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20of%20Beckoning/143/190/33
Sergalatopia II
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sonic%20Island/234/139/22
Quiet Wilderness
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Almourol/136/179/28
Butterfly Lake (Can Rez)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fifth%20Avenue/180/202/22

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WHAT WE ARE WEARING:
On us Both: Head/Branch claws taken from
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mesh-Dryad-Avatar/5189230

The Roots at our feet is a branch skirt from: Boudoir
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Forest-Goddess/3477698

The set was pieced together with items from:
T-Spot Design, by: Teresa Matfield
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/46024
T-Spot Single Light Ray (No. 6)
T-Spot Large Rocks – Full perm Kit
T-Spot Sculpted Bare Tree Model D- FULL PERM
T-Spot Mesh Tree Stump- Full Perm- LI = 0.5

Butterfly grass- by Vitabela Dubrovna of Boudoir
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Butterfly-grass/1385838

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SL Destinations: New Toulouse Bayou

Bonjou! Konmen to yê? (Hello!, How are you?)

Today we bring you a bit of early 20th Century Americana.

A wee bit of Louisiana flava called New Toulouse. This region contains 2 sims, One is Urban and the other is Rural.

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The city is modeled after New Orleans, and is bustling with Voudoun shops, Jazz clubs, Processions, Art & Cuisine, just
like the real thing.
The country or Bayou is where We settled, located on the 2nd sim, and we literally haunted it for days lol.

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We really did enjoy the feel of this Swamp settlement.

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Natural beauty filled this entire sim., From the birds & fauna native to this landscape, to the reptilian mascots that
occupied the waters.

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The time period they emulate here is b’twix 1920-1925’s rural, When it was pure and simple country living.
Although Louisiana is very diverse, southern LA had 2 larger groups, Cajun & Creole.
Cajuns are French colonists who developed their own distinct lifestyle in the swamps and surrounding areas of South
Louisiana. Intermixed in these colonies were the Creole. Creole can mean anything from individuals born in New Orleans with
French and Spanish ancestry to those who descended from African/Caribbean/French/Spanish heritage.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see them keep it authentic to the way folks would’ve Built Homes & Businesses, or decorated
their yards and houses.

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We recognized African influences in the decor, no doubt brought by the freedom folks as they settled in communities.
I was tickled over The bottle tree that I have known through my own Geechi/Gullah heritage.

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This custom originated in Africa., People believed that bad spirits could be captured in a bottle.
Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside, but near, the home could capture roving (usually evil) spirits at
night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine. One could then cork the bottles and throw them into
the river to wash away the evil spirits.

Of course as time goes on meanings fade.
Not all Folk still believe in such things but the gesture of displaying old customs reminds us of whence we came.

Alot of  decor also showed signs of Christianity or Voudoun beliefs

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This sim is very fascinating, do check out the library and other informative areas to learn more.

We wish you a great time in Bayou country,
This sim is great for RP or to relax in the pretty sights & sounds.

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Adyeu, Wa pli tar, Swinn-twa! ❤
(a Good-Bye, See you later,Take care!)

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PICS SNAPPED @ NEW TOULOUSE BAYOU
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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: L&H Nywele Head wrap :: NIGERIA
HAIR::::::: -dDx(DISCORD)- Anansi (Raven Black)
NECKLACE::: B&B Papa Legba Necklace (Marketplace)
EARRING:::: chantkare tassel earrings (Past gift)
DRESS:::::: ~Cellar Door~ Torah Dress & Necklace (Marketplace)

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WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: RONSEM + BM Straw Hat and hair Black2
GLASSES:::: S O R G O glasses – STEAM Black GOLD
SHIRT:::::: [Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)
PANTS:::::: [Deadwool] Jeans + belt (blue)
FEET::::::: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance)

 

SL Destinations: Notre Dame Cathedral

Welcome Explorers & Photog Enthusiasts!,

In today’s post we head off to a very tranquil location, Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Notre Dame Cathedral is a quiet and peaceful area to sit, relax or meditate.

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Bold architecture, statues and candle lit pools make this a perfect spot to snap pictures.

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Take in the beautiful surroundings while exploring the gardens, woodland and smaller buildings.

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Although Roman Catholic in nature, the Sim is presented as a retreat for everyone on the grid and should be viewed as an artistic representation as much as a spiritual venue.

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We hope you enjoy Your time at this peaceful spot.
‘Til next time

Pics snapped @ Notre Dame Cathedral -The Oasis

SL Destinations: Pangloss, Banana Island

Greetings Explorers,

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In today’s post we take you to the colorful and surreal Banana island nicknamed Pangloss.

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This Pink world is inspired by infra-red military photography and the dreams of Bowie Lana Zeplin the Sim creator.

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Climb ladders into the sky and take in the view on the backs of giant flying turtles.

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Winding tunnels lead to hidden caves where gold plants and flowers make a stark contrast to the pink world outside.

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Flying fish, brightly colored birds and butterflies will stir your imagination.

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Pangloss Opens officially this weekend and we hope you will enjoy relaxing in the pergola or at the piano as much as we did.

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Thanks for following our blog.
Take care till the next time 🙂

Pictures snapped @ PANGLOSS, Banana Island

WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: [Iruco]hair25(black)
GLASSES:::: [Steinwerk] – Shiny MeshNerd glasses
EARS::::::: [MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver3
PJS:::::::: !gO! Male toy car Overall
SLIPPERS::: -Entente- Journalier Shoes
WHAT CHIOMA IS WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: “”D!va”” Hair “Lana” (Onyx)
PJS:::::::: !TEASE! By Isis Coy PINK KITTY PJs w/ Slippers (Marketplace)
ACCESSORIES:*Boof. Butterflies
SKIN::::::: DEESSES: Kylie – group gift

SL Destinations: Autumn Equinox

Solstice Tidings One & All!,

This post is about one of our mutually favorite times of the year, Fall.

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September 22-23, marks the Autumn Solstice., It’s the closure of summer, The reap of harvests, Enjoyment of colors on
changing leaves, And preparation of oneself both physically and mentally for the colder months ahead.

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This change is celebrated by many different cultures all over the world in several ways.
In the U.K. for example where Revan is from, People visit the World Famous site called Stonehedge.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.
It is generally accepted that Stonehenge was an ancient spiritual centre, and many people congregate to welcome the sun and
the new seasons.

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Revan and I dressed in manner and explored SL in search for nostalgic & picturesque Fall sims.

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The photo’s in this post came from 4 of the sims we enjoyed.LM’s are included below.
**SL’s Stonehedge, A cute little village on a sim called Fable, A gorgeous sim called the Kingdom of Alurel, and We had
a ball dancing to Medieval Flutes at The Renaissance Faire Isle.**

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I also wrote a small poem about the Event. 🙂

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A Season of Mellow has been ushered in.
Like an orchestra, Autumn’s song begins.

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Nature’s Crescendo starts to build
Welcoming her song are those of guild.

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Woodsman, Farmers, Gatherers of like.
Meeting on Meadow, travel by Pike.

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Some may view this all as a Pagan’s delight,
But it is just respect of impending dark while giving thanks to sunlight.

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Celebratory Feasts, Dancing in Cheer.
It is Autumnal Equinox and finally here.

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Pictures snapped @:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alurel/122/177/23 (Kingdom of Alurel)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CSW%20Island/74/130/22 (Stonehedge)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Seduccion/122/124/22 (Fable)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Renaissance%20Faire%20Isle/145/172/23

We hope you enjoy your Fall celebration as we did!
Thank You for stopping by, Take Care until We read again ❤

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

HEAD::::::: Branwen Hair Wreath – Autumn
HAIR::::::: “”D!va”” Hair “Mana” (Type A)(Citrine)
MAKEUP::::: *{KIko Life}* Remix: Wild Cocoa – Lips – Venchi
JEWELS::::: #3 Leaf Necklace ~Gold {Bonita’s}/EarthStones Falling Leaves set- Autumn
NAILS:::::: **NOYA** ECLIPSE- Golden Set 5 rings
SKIN::::::: Deesses Skins: Nadine – red eyebrows – caramel mocha

WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

HEAD::::::: Ceren Antlers by Material Squirrel, ~ Mystic Sky ~ Autumn Wreath
HAIR::::::: booN – LUV205 hair chocolate
EARS::::::: [MANDALA] – STEKING_ears_ver3, Shi : Journey Earring group gift
CLOTHES:::: Kahli Designs – Peasent Tunic – green clean (Marketplace)
BOOTS:::::: LightStar-FantasyBoots

SL Destinations: Mainland Mayhem Part 1 of 3

Attention Travel Troopers!

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This Top Ranking Document contains coordinates mapped on SL’s Mainland Grid.
Check out the provisions (LM’s) provided for Mandatory fun!

The Mainland consists of hundreds of regions connected to one another with roads, railroads and open oceans.
All Which make the Linden Designed “Continents”. Here you will find diversity at its finest.

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So much to do, So much to marvel at!
Creativity has flourished here for years dating back to the beginning of SL’s existence.
Read along as we set out 12 interesting spots in a series of 3 posts.

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Starting in the region of Luskwood, Which is One of SL’s oldest Furry Shop & Hang Outs,
Is a colorful Mayan Temple Floating high above the forest.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Perry/173/165/270

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We send kudos to builder by Sox Flasheart on a job well done.
The textures are crisp and perfect for photo’s or RP.

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Moving along, We had fun posing on an interactive set which was a 3d copy of the painting,
“The Persistence of Memory”, by Salvador Dalí.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Da%20Boom/30/101/25

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This Dali set was adjacent to The HMS Center-Art Gallery.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immaculate/36/233/39

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The HMS Center Art Gallery currently hosts a rotating basis art- that explores complexity, human dynamics, and/or views of reality, All to further our understanding of individual and group dynamics.

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Fantastic Eyecandy!
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Exploring & crossing over the borders, We come to The Region of Minna,  where unusual Foliage catch our attention…

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Paula’s Paradise Color Garden is one of the original Second Life sims.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minna/32/19/26

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This Garden is an exciting array of brightly colored trees, plants and strangely shaped fauna.
(The trees and plants are by SL artists Soror Nishi and Sabrinaa Nightfire)

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The designer of this psychedelic Oasis invites all to spend time here.
There are loungers set around a campfire, rope swings and spots for couples.
Very Whimsy and Eclectic, This destination is sure to keep you in wonderment.

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Stay tuned for Part 2, & Happy Exploring!

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Welcome Explorers,

In our latest adventure we find ourselves at the beautiful sim of Seven Veils.

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Seven Veils is an immersive fantasy environment, set in lush vegetation,

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Here the Woodlands flourish with Secret Coves, Castles and Vaulted Caverns.

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Eire Statues and Guardians line the many flower laden glades and walkways.

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While this is a superb spot for picture taking and relaxing,  There is also a puzzle game to play around the sim.

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The Garden Game is a clue-based puzzle that incorporates gathering and logic.

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Your goal is to seek the seven Guardians and their Artifacts to collect clues and solve the current puzzle round.

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The objective is discovering which Guardian committed which sin and what penance they suffered for their actions.

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A Romanesque plaza with fountains, pool and performance area makes a perfect place to sit and take in the colourful surroundings.

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I hope you enjoy this Garden Masterpiece as we have, Be well until we read again!

PICS SNAPPED @ Seven Veils

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: booN GAS760 hair black
HAIRBASE::: AITUI – Etched Hair Base – A star
SHADES::::: Glasses* S O R G O – ClubMaster Diams/B
JEWELS::::: S O R G O – SkullBracelet WOOD/GOLD,.Pekka. Razor cross necklace Black silver, HOC Industries- Watch01 Black
SHIRT:::::: GizzA – Long Sleeve Shirt [Blue]
PANTS:::::: GizzA – Cotton Pants [White] Black Belt
SHOES:::::: GizzA – Loafer Shoes [BlueBrown]

WHAT Chioma IS WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: Magika Mint
GLASSES:::: [Z O O M] Intelectus Eyeglass
EYES::::::: MONS / DualColor eyes – red
LASHES::::: blackLiquid MAKEUP – lashy
MAKEUP::::: [PF] Glossy Pout Lipstick <Bright> – Navy Blue
NAILS:::::: Nails Formanails- Design MONJA
JEWELS::::: *N@N@*Elvas set
DRESS:::::: <*>Bombshie<*> High School Dress in Blue *!*NEW*!*
SHOES:::::: {T a r a} GLAMOROUS Shoes Blue
BAG:::::::: {U.R.Fashion} Lira Classic Handbag – Cream *~*NEW*~* Check the store for more colors!
SKIN::::::: *{KIko Life}* MM – August – UNI CITY – Cocoa

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