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Autumn 2012

Two things are apparent if you look at this blog’s archive: Firstly, that I must be living somewhere beyond Mars’ orbit, and secondly that I go into “mute” mode by this time every year; at least I show some consistency, give me some credit for that. There’s a completely earthly reason to explain both phenomena: RL work overload. That’s why my last “serious” posts in October date from 2009.

This year I tried to beat the clock and do something fall-colorful. The results are in, and though there’s plenty of yellow and orange, I wouldn’t precisely call it autumnal.

What I’ve come to realize, after so “many” years (though truth be told: I knew it long ago), is that living in a waffle sim is quite boring and pointless. Well, let’s say that it has little sense, to not be so rude. But it’s true. In SL, a parcel is not only a place to define a vision for oneself; it’s more like a shop window, even if you don’t sell anything, because you actually work that plot not only to please yourself, but to share the way you see this virtual world with others. A waffle sim, one which parcels are divided by ground or prim walls to hide what lies within from your neighbors, or waffle regions, those composed of disconnected sims only accessible by TP, are established to foster privacy, a concept that defiles the nature and purpose of SL, which is (or is supposed to be) to be social and share.

Items: Yellow and orange trees, grass, leaves, and fallen tree: Happy Mood. Butterflies, wildgrass and purple rabbit grass: alirium. Dry tree: 3D Trees. Bare trees and fence: Botanical. Lodge: Zacca. Chairs and candelabra: what next. Chouzu-bachi: nonino. Autumn birch: Garden World. Wood rail: MMGraffiti’s. Paperbag lantern: hate this.

Water lilies and a beach

Out of Botanical today, we got this wonderful set of Waterlily clusters. As is usual for Kriss Lehmann’s products, these beautiful water plants are richly textured and full of detail. Each mesh cluster is just 1 prim (that’s all, believe it or not; go see for yourself), and between 1 and 2 land impact only. They come in blue, yellow, white and pink flowers. Can’t get better than this… except if adding a few water droplets, but they are amazing anyway. To buy or enjoy these waterlilies inworld, visit Botanical {slurl}.

 

And right after I finished working on the Japanese and Western-harmonized Style house, Studio Skye released the Driftwood Beach Den  interactive scene. Because I had already taken the pictures for the blog, the small mesh islet of white sands didn’t show up in the post. But here it is. Since my sim’s ground texture is all green and woodsy, a coastal beachy corner never looked the part. Thanks to this 14-prim scenery, I –a natural-born seatizen– can have my small tropical spot without the hassle of an all-sand seamless sim.  To visit the Driftwood Beach Den inworld, follow this {slurl}.

Backyard

Last weekend I decided to cut my land in half. I wasn’t seeing any use in having a large plot (I may have been in an out-of-my-mind mental lapse), not even a precious waterfront corner lot. And so I proceeded to empty Nowhere,  and to move to Next to Nowhere that little decaying scene I appreciated the most. Hence, I transformed my backyard into what you see in these pictures.

It isn’t exactly what it was in Nowhere, but I do like the end result. Plants and other items from: Alirium Gardens, New Trails, Organica,  Garden of Dreams, KIDD Creation, Tobias Novi, Ferox Faber, Forest Feast, Artic Greenhouse, Heart, Botanical, Wretched Dollies, Rustica, Virtual Nature, Napoliy, and Forest Floor.