Five months are long enough for autumn, but it’s still early for full spring (winter was up in a skybox if you’ve been wondering), so I set my plot in transition, to a time (or stage) before the flowers start to bloom. In RL you can’t stop your favorite season from passing by, but that’s one of the best advantages of virtual realms like SL, where there are no rules to taint your desires, even in places as Bay City, where there’s so little (if anything) to control in a rented parcel like mine. Yet, that’s part of the “challenge” at least as I see it, because it can’t be otherwise.
You’re probably tired of seeing the same old abode by now, and I can’t blame you for that, but hey, you don’t change your home every month in RL, do you? That’s why gardens are more appealing to me because they’re easier to fine-tune in both worlds as seasons swap places invariably. You don’t have to pack or unpack, there’s no stress involved. You just trim that shrub that’s gone wild, or replace a fading bush, as simple (and as gratifying) as that. A little change could bring in a different shadow or ray of light, and renew the old panorama. So that’s what I’ve done this time: nothing too remarkable at that. For now, the only visible flowers are the cyclamen of red and pink upswept petals scattered in small clumps around the little pond. Come spring though, that spot in front of the house that looks mostly unkept at present will transform into something else; exactly what, I have no idea yet. But yes, what you see right now is a transitional phase, with a still un-blossomed cherry tree from Organica occupying the center stage. That particular sakura will turn pink in a short while, you’ll see, and then the rest of the garden will change again. Other new items:
The whole place looks different in the (somewhat) soft morning light, n’est-ce pas? Too bad my photography skills are not so well-developed. I should be doing better after five years of taking shots and blogging, but I’m always on the run, and hence short of time to be more thorough. My bad.
The reason behind why I keep retouching my surroundings so frequently, even to change a trivial shrub, a petty pebble or a more obvious rock, is because that’s the only activity capable of stopping the march of boredom from gaining momentum. The day that beast overcomes my daily SL, that will be the time to pack my suitcase and drive my red voiture into the setting sun.