Knee deep in the swamp

One of the things that I miss since moving further up the state here in Florida is seeing the gators off a back road that I used to travel when I was going into the next town.  During certain parts of the year they would line the other side of the canal that bordered the road by the dozens.  It was always a fascinating sight!

If you look closely you’ll see my gators.

Credits:
*Waterside Shack w/ Dock by Hive @ Uber

Trawler Boat Wrecked by Hive
Gone Fishin Clutter by Hive
Wasteland Hobo – Shopping Cart by DRD
Wasteland Hobo – Folding Chair by  DRD
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Missing Sign
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Toilet
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – 24 Beers Sign
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Wash Bucket
Swamp Cypress – Mature by 3D Trees
Swamp Cypress Roots by  3D Trees
Forest Brushwood by  3D Trees
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees
Mangrove by  3D Trees
OPP Palmetto by JubJubs Stuff {old item}
Tropical Mangrove Tree-Young3 1 by Heart Garden
Reed Flexi by Gardenia
Dwarf Palmetto by IO plants {old item}
Alligator – In Water {old item}

Gone fishing

One of my fondest memories of ever going fishing was as a child when dad took several of us kids with him.  I don’t recall where it was, though what I do remember was that they made all of us kids makeshift fishing poles out of a can of soda.  We didn’t know better and it was just fun to be outdoors and trying to catch fish.

I hope that you enjoy my scene as much as I enjoyed putting it together. As always all the information is below.

Have a great day!

Credits:
*Row Boats & Anchor by Apple Fall @ FaMESHed Go! 
Apple Fall Row Boat – Red & Cream
Apple Fall Row Boat – Blue & Cream
Apple Fall Row Boat – Cream
Apple Fall Row Boat – Wood
Apple Fall Anchor

*Gone Fishin Clutter by Hive

*Maine Glass Float (Pair) by ~isil~
*Maine Lobster Crate (Blue) by ~isil~

Large Ocean Pier by Apple Fall
Small Dock by Apple Fall
Grandpa’s Tackle Box – The Artist Shed
Old Folding Chair by Nomad
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees
Forest Brushwood by 3D Trees
Grass Patch by [TUFF]
Reed Flexi by Gardenia
Wild Flowers by [we’re CLOSED]
Wild Grasses -Khaki- by Happy Mood

Painting is silent poetry…

..and poetry is painting that speaks ~ Plutarch

Morning! Not much time today to spare and my system has gone crazy on me this morning and I fear rebooting and then not being able to post before I take off.  So wishing you all a fantastic day!

Credits:
*Hair Isla Bento Fitted by Sintiklia @ Blush
*Lula Dress (Maitreya) by Tres Blah @ FaMESHed

Scene:
*Backyard Art Studio by DRD @ FaMESHed 
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Studio
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Workspace
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Resting Place – ADULT
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Drying Rack
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Paint Can Lamp – Purple
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Paint Can Lamp – White
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Paint Can Lamp – Blue
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Paint Can Lamp – Yellow
DRD – Backyard Art Studio – Paint Can Lamp – Red

Golden Shower Tree by 3D Trees
Sweet Garden Grass 06 – White by Happy Mood

Swept away

A couple of days ago I logged into my SL Facebook to see I had been tagged by a creator and a fellow blogger congratulating me for my blog being selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 25 Second Life Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2018.” That was a completely nice surprise and even more so when I went down the list of the other blogs, and my fantasy blog, Alexa’s Fantasy Wardrobe, was also selected.  Thanks to all of you who follow and continue to support my blog and a big welcome to some fairly new followers.

Today I’m showcasing this awesome beach hut and rowboat set by Trompe Loeil, currently at Uber.  The hut can be used by itself without the island, making it 57 land impact instead of 101 with the island. The rowboat is 20 land impact. You have until April 23rd to visit.

Credits:
*Oria Beach Hut + Island by Trompe LoeilUber
*Oria Rowboat by Trompe LoeilUber

Giant Forest Oak Trees by Heart
Windswept Tree by Studio Skye
Shrub Large Bare by [we’re CLOSED]
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees

Tranquility

Happy weekend!! I’m totally being lazy today.  I have no real plans, other than to catch up with a few friends and do nothing.

Today’s picture is a sneak peek at one of the items from Deco(c)rate.  The rainy day cabin is by [Schultz Bros.] and its fantastic.  It’s got a few features like the chimney smoke that you get by clicking on it.  You can also click and hold for a couple seconds the front or back exterior of the cabin to get the texture menu, which gives you six colors to choose from. It’s only 37 land impact, so great if you’re watching prims.  There is still time to pre-order as the crate comes out tomorrow; check out the details below and the Deco(c)rate link for more information.

I didn’t take any pictures of the interior, but it’s super cozy and I’ll probably use it in a coming soon post.

Credits:
*Rainy Day Cabin by [Schultz Bros.] – April Deco(c)rate

Shrub Large Bare by [we’re CLOSED]
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Gravel Ground by Happy Mood
Heron by TLC
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees
Seraphim 2nd BDTree B by [we’re CLOSED]
Giant Forest Oak Trees by Heart

You’re cordially invited…

Credits:
*Home: Galveston by Galland Homes – Builder’s Box 

*Vintage Garden Mini Wedding by {YD} – Feb. 2018 Deco(c)rate 
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Table
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Pink Flower Crate 14
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Yellow Flower Crate 9
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Chair 3
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Candle 5
{YD} Vintage Garden Mini Wedding – Candle 6

*Wildflowers – Morning Glory – White by Heart @ FaMESHed 
*Virginia Creeper by Heart @ FaMESHed 
*Wildflowers – Daffodils – White by Heart @ FaMESHed 

*AF* Wedding Chapel 4 – Bench by Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Wedding Chapel 5 – Milk Can Flowers by Artisan Fantasy
Golden Shower Tree by 3D Trees
Downy Grass [Green] by *alirium*

I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldn’t know..

Hello everyone!! I hope you’re off enjoying the weekend… as for me I tried to sleep in late. It didn’t work.  Those days are past when I can stay in bed beyond a certain hour.  Though its a long weekend for me since Monday is a holiday, even if it’s more than likely I will go into the office for a few hours just to catch up on some work between now and Tuesday.

Country scenes are one of my favorites to do and so I really enjoyed putting these pictures together using items from all the creators/designers listed below. You have to love SecondLife for this very reason. The ability to create the kind of life you might like for yourself even if its for a day, week, month or however long you like. My scenes go up and down within hours, but every minute of creating them and immersing myself within these scenes gives me a lot of joy and sparks my creative juices even more.

Have a great Saturday!!

Credits:
*Salinger Barn by Trompe LoeilCollabor88
*Salinger Woodstove Red by Trompe LoeilCollabor88
*Highland Cattle Shed by JIAN @ Uber
*Highland Farm Fence by JIAN @ Uber
*Highland Cattle Collection by by JIAN @ Uber 

*Medieval Rustic Bathtub by {YD} @ We ❤ Role-Play
{YD}Medieval Rustic bathtub – bathtub
{YD}Medieval Rustic bathtub – Bench
{YD}Medieval Rustic bathtub – Jug of Roses
{YD}Medieval Rustic bathtub – Water Jug

*Misty London Morning (Bike) {M46BI-182GA}  by Anhelo 

Tulip Rainboots Planter by {what next} @ Collabor88
Chicken Collection by JIAN
Golden Shower Tree by 3D Trees
Wild Spring Treed by 3D Trees
Wild Grass by Studio Skye
Itchy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Dirt Road by Happy Mood

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers…

Credits:
*Christmas Village Build by [Schultz Bros.] @ Builder’s Box
*Victorian Village Shop White w/ Snow Topper by unKindness @ Builder’s Box
*Victorian Village Shop Red w/ Snow Topper by unKindness @ Builder’s Box
*Ice Ring by Lagom @ Builder’s Box

Rockwell 1.9 Truck by Action
Twisted Tree by Studio Skye
Snowdrifts Building Set by  by Studio Skye
Winter Larch Trees by 3D Trees
Garden Tree 08 With Lights – Snowy by Happy Mood
Winter Birch by Tobias Novi
8 Conifers *Winter* by Tobias Novi
Winter Dog Rose by 3D Trees
Frosty Heliotrope Bush by Heart Gardens

The Laurel Ridge

Today I am featuring the Laurel Ridge home, a 100% mesh original design by Galland Homes available at FaMESHed.  The home is 31. m x 25 m. with a land impact of 232 and is copy and mod. The following description is from the creator itself.

“This luxury home is composed of timber frame with stone accents and vertical board and batten siding. The home is materials ready and best viewed with advanced graphics enabled*.

You will find warm tones throughout and architectural elements consistent with modern luxury log home construction.

The home included a large great room with working fireplace, open bay windows to overlook your vista, space for a kitchen, dining area, powder room, and master suite. The second floor includes two other large bedroom or office spaces.”

I’m also featuring the newest collection by JIAN, which is the bucks and does roaming the land. You can find these delightful animals at FaMESHed as well.

Have a great one!

Credits:
*Home: Laurel Ridge by Galland Homes @ FaMESHed 
*Buck & Doe Collection by JIANFaMESHed
Milton Curtains by Apple Fall
Porch Welcome Sign – Dark by Shutter Field & Decor Junction
Cliff Hills by Happy Mood
Stone Path Wiggle by {LORE}
Giant Cedar{Animated}*Seasons by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative
Twisted Tree by Studio Skye
Spruces by 3D Trees
Grass Field Green 01 by [we’re CLOSED]
Shrub Large Green by [we’re CLOSED]
Border Rocks by Felix Landscapings
Reed Flexi by Gardenia Garden

Subdued

It’s that time of year for sure where you see pumpkins galore in real and virtually here in Second Life.  If you missed out on this past week’s Fifty Linden Friday, then you missed these great baskets of pumpkin by Hive. Though you’ll be able to find them at the main store and really make for some nice decor for this season.

I’m also showcasing items from the month’s subscription box to Deco(c)rate. If you’re not familiar with this decor subscription, then I invite you to visit their website for more information and also how to find out where to purchase the mystery box. I” give you the short version that it’s a monthly mystery box filled with original mesh home and garden decor.  You get a about 15 different items from some of the best known designers.

This month’s theme is Harvest Moon and Convair is participating with the Berkshire Barn. The barn has weathered and worn wood detail with tall rafters. It’s original design and mesh, with scripted doors and access control. It has a land impact of 136, and is scaleable, but you run the risk of a higher impact.

Serenity Style is another participant this month with the Raven Dream in the Porch Bench with pumpkin decor box and flying leaves. The land impact is 1 for the leaves – 5 for pumpkin decor and 7 for bench.

I wasn’t anticipating being in the picture, but when I had my camera set and I was standing just in the middle I sat down on the bench and I ended up changing the angle slightly.  This also allowed me to feature the boots by Mosquito’s Way, which are available at The Liaison Collaborative.

All pretty stuff to have.

Credits:
*Boots: Angie for Maitreya by Mosquito’s Way @ The Liaison Collaborative
Hair: Secret – {Medium Roots} by pr!tty
Off-shoulder Top (solid) – Maitreya by Tetra
Jeans: Tink / Knee High Sizes – Maitreya by Blueberry

Scene:
*Berkshire Barn by Convair – Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate

*Raven Dream in the Porch- Bench & Flying Leaves by Serenity Style –  Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate
*Raven Dream in the Porch- Box by Serenity Style –  Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate

*Basket of Pumpkins Set by Hive
-hive // Basket of Mini Pumpkins
-hive // Basket of Mini Pumpkins . Spilled
-hive // Fall Bin
-hive // Mini Pumpkin

Timid Flowers by Serious Business
WW – Hores Chestnut Trees by Heart Gardens
Populus Tremula – Poplar Aspen (Autumn) by 3D Trees