Route 69

When we’re not on SL, M and I often watch horror shows together on Netflix (screen share in Discord for the win!). Her passion for the genre has opened my eyes to Norwegian horror as we’ve watched Cave and are now enjoying the Bloodride short stories. Villmark and Cold Prey are definitely also now on the ‘to watch’ list! This scene I’ve created doesn’t look anything like Norwegian horror though; no dark forest, no looming mountains or cracking glacier… but would you stay at the Wander Inn?

  • Tuesdays Old Fence @ Bloom (until April 4)
  • LB_WildEucalyptusTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}*Animated
  • Refuge – Aftermath Gacha
    • Refuge – Wander Inn Sign RARE
    • Refuge – Pool Sign
    • Refuge – Route 69 Sign
    • Refuge – Car Wash Sign
    • Refuge – Game Room Sign
  • Never Totally Dead… The Rat Hole
  • “Killer’s”Old Grunge House
  • DERELICT Filthy Motel
  • AS Parked Car+
  • (Fundati) Rocks
  • (Fundati) Cholla Cactus
  • (Fundati) Joshua Trees

Wade Into Life

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

Christopher Reeve

Before you courageously go wading into deep waters though, take a little time to beautify your pond with this lovely new Water Scene with Heron, plants and rocks, from EED Home&Garden. You’ll find a resizer menu upon Touch. Available now at the EED mainstore and marketplace.

  • EED‘s WATER SCENE w HERON resizer c
  • Enchanted Pond by Studio Skye (modified)

Spring Ready

The puppies and I were walking in slush this morning as the snow from last week is now thawing. I’m so ready for Spring, especially when looking at the Summertime Cottage from DaD, with curtains blowing in the ocean breeze, flowers in bloom all around and the log planter from EED looks exactly like the ones my dad made at the cabin. Happy Sunday everyone!

  • DaD -The Gardener car- Lemon c/m @ The Arcade (until March 31)
  • DaD – “Summertime Cottage” c/m
  • DaD – Blowing Curtains – m/c –
  • EED‘s SPRING LOG PLANTER resizer c
  • HJM Designs Elegance Lacquer Planters
  • LB_AmericanChestnut{Animated}*4Seasons @ Man Cave (until March 11)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}*Seasons*Soft
  • Enchanted Pond from Studio Skye
  • Skye Stone Path
  • Heart – Wild Summer Meadow With Poppies

The Path

Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.

Ellen Degeneres

Yeah, I’m not big on inspirational quotes but give me love songs, poems or some wise words and I’m listening… Especially if the wise words are coming from Ellen Degeneres. It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday. I might celebrate almost Friday by posting two blog posts today! This first post is featuring the majestic looking American Chestnut tree from The Little Branch which is available at the Man Cave event. And the flickering Mystic Lantern by Refuge you can find at the Refuge mainstore. All items used are listed in the credits below.

  • LB_AmericanChestnut{Animated}*4Seasons @ Man Cave (until March 11)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_OakGrass_Fall*Summer{Mesh}2Li
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • Refuge – Mystic Lantern
  • LOVE – SWAMP BUSH CLUSTER 2
  • (fundati) – Rocks and Boulders
  • Skye Stone Path

The Princess Chambers

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

William Goldman – The Princess Bride

Going with a romantic fantasy/fairytale setting today as I feature two new beautiful creations; the Moonflower Tree from The Little Branch and the Florin Daybed from Barley Home & Decor.

Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grow in a garden. The gorgeous, trumpet-shape flowers unfurl in the evening and stay open until the sun rises. With the tree from The Little Branch you get the choice of Moonflower colour upon Touch. I chose the yellow flowers for my picture. The tree is also lightly animated, like it’s swaying to a gentle breeze. Available right now at the Equal10 event!

The also very romantic Florin Daybed by Barley Home & Decor is available at the Enchantment event. It comes with single and couples animations in PG or Adult/Threesome – including MMF & FFM. Available in colours Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow. The canopy is detachable.

  • Barley – Florin Daybed Yellow @ Enchantment (until March 2)
  • LB_MoonFlowerTree{Animated}MultiFlowers @ Equal10 (until March 5)
  • LB_BirdFlower{Limited}
  • LB_CrotonPlant.v1{Mesh}
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Byron Ruined Tower”
  • DaD – Climbing Ivy

The Bayou

New release by La Petite Vie is out now at SaNaRae. The Cabane Des Marais is a fantastic looking marshland log cabin; worn down, broken window… Access ramp included if you need one. At least the lights work when you hit the switch! The cabin is 100% Original Mesh, 55LI, Copy/Modify and has a footprint of 10.5 x 12.5 x 9. Make sure you grab it at 20% off during the event!

If you need some marshland decor, La Petite Vie has an extensive selection available for you at SaNaRae in the Decor Marais pack. 12 items in total and you can see some of them in my picture.

  • La Petite Vie – Cabane Des Marais @ SaNaRae (until Feb 17)
  • La Petite Vie – Decor Marais @ SaNaRae (until Feb 17)
    • La Petite Vie – Roseaux
    • La Petite Vie – Tronc Bois Mort
    • La Petite Vie – Grand Tronc Bois Swamp
    • La Petite Vie – Vase (Style01)
    • La Petite Vie – Nenufars (Petit)
  • LOVE – OLD BUOY
  • LOVE – FOG LAYER
  • LOVE – ANIMATED BOBBING GATOR
  • LOVE – DEAD TREE TRUNK
  • LOVE – BOAT WRECK
  • LOVE – SWAMP TREES
  • .:Tm:.Creation [The Abandoned] Old Scene

Hillside

The DaD HILLSIDE HOUSE is a modern home with two levels.
The first level is split leaving an open outdoor area that would be ideal for an outdoor dining area or even seating space for casual relaxation.
The room on the left side could be used for a kitchen/family room with the room on the right side as a living room. The choice in how to use each room is really up to you.
The wide staircase accessed from the outside leads to the second floor level where you will find three rooms. The smaller of the three can be used as a second bedroom with the middle space earmarked for the bathroom and the larger room as the master bedroom.
High windows surround the home and open floor space on the outside that welcomes more seating areas to catch the spectacular views. More pictures below the credits.

The Hillside House has a footprint of 28.5×21,5 (resizable) and Land Impact is 68. 100% Original Mesh, Materials enabled, Copy/Modify (scripts are no modify). No Transfer.

The Little Branch‘s newest release are the Juniper Trees V.1 and V.2. The Juniper Tree is a gorgeous evergreen with soft needles instead of leaves. The needles are rather short and grow in clusters close to the branches. The Juniper tree is believed to possess the ability to cleanse and make us pure and true to ourselves. The branches and berries have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times.

  • DaD “Hillside House”w mat. v.1.0 c/m @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_JuniperTree.v1{Animated}Seasons @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_JuniperTree.v2{Animated}Seasons @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_GrafittiBanyanTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons
    • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • BILLIONAIRE MOTORS MULLTAYGA (BAKED BLACK)BW2
  • (Fundati) Rocks
  • Skye Stone Path Large Square
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye Driftwood

Courage

Develop enough courage
so that you can stand up
for yourself
and then stand up
for somebody else.

Maya Angelou

Good morning!

The Zelkova Serrata V.2 Tree by The Little Branch is a new release that is available at Cosmopolitan. A tall widely spreading Japanese tree of the elm family that is often grown as an ornamental and and used in bonsai. The tree is a symbol of a number of Japanese cities and prefectures. These 100% original mesh, highly detailed with realistic textures and animated foliage. A choice of four seasons are readily available upon Touch. Owner permissions allow Copy & Modify to ensure that each item can be adapted to suit your unique needs. The Zelkova Serrata v.2 has a low Land Impact rating of 3 to 7, which grows as item is modified to a larger size.

We’re entering the last day of this round of Cosmopolitan, after the event ends this item will be made available at The Little Branch mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_ZelkovaSerrata.V2{Animated}*4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
    • LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated

A Long Winter

We’re not even half way through January and I’m already waiting for Spring. It’s a while still, until April, which is when we can maybe start seeing any signs of Spring here. We might even get a couple of feet of snow in April so the patience game is real now!

The Young Ginkgo Tree by The Little Branch is lightly animated and comes with a season changer menu. You can just touch it and the menu pops up and you can change from Winter to Spring in just a couple of seconds. It’s Land Impact is 7 out of the box but as it’s Copy/Modify you can resize it to fit your needs. The Young Ginkgo Tree is available at the January round of Equal10 which opens today!

Want a small, open plan house with panorama view? The DaD Glass House is small, only 18.2x 11.2 and 37 Li (resizable, Copy/Mod). It even has a round window in the ceiling so when it’s not covered with snow you can watch the stars from the comfort of your living room. Touch any of the switches inside the house to turn on or off the snowy windows. The snow roof add on is sold separately. You can find the house and the snow add on in the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10 (Jan 10 – Feb 9)
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m
    • DaD “Snow add on Glass House” c/m
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks
  • NOMAD // Snow Landscaping Set

January

It’s not exactly looking like winter outside my house right now, but this is how January usually looks where I’m from and if you’re wondering, yes it usually takes a while for the plow trucks to clear all the roads after the nightly snowfall. The rainstorm I’m experiencing right now is a blizzard just a little further north. I talked to my mum on New Year’s Eve and she’d given up shovelling snow for the day; she lit the fireplace and settled down indoors for the rest of the evening.

At Uber you can find a new release by The Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. While it is the perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards, it is also found in open woodlands, thickets, woodland margins, limestone glades and along rocky streams and bluffs. The tree is lightly animated, 6 Li out of the box but it’s Copy/Modify so you can scale it down, or up, to fit your needs. Touch it for a season changer menu.