The Fae and the Huntsman Pt. 2

The huntsman dreamed he had a dream,
of endless Summer skies,
of silver wings, and faerie rings,
of a queen with opal eyes.

Stephen Howard

We all know this doesn’t end well for the Huntsman, right? I might do a third picture for the final part of the poem… Maybe. For now, let’s let him dream the most beautiful dream. And yeah, the guy behind his avatar. Me. Is a hopeless romantic.

This dreamy scene we’re in is called ‘Enchanted Glade’ and it is made by DiMi’s in a collaboration with AAP* Angel’s Art Pose. The fawn and the white horse are animated on touch and the brown horse contains 6 couple poses. Available now at La Vie En Pose.

Everything apart from our avatars and the hill in the background is included in the scene and rezzed together; ready for a magical photo shoot in an instant!

Witching Hour

Tis the witching hour of night,
Orbed is the moon and bright. And
the stars they glisten, glisten.
Seeming with bright eyes to listen-
For what listen they?

John Keats

Over at Uber you can find both the Grafitti Banyan Tree by The Little Branch and the Scary House by DaD. The Witches Cauldron scene is available at the HJM Designs mainstore.

You need a spooky house you said? DaD’s Scary House is certainly spooky but it’s also charming! 90 Li and Copy/Mod, it comes with or without chimney smoke and it also has a snow addon.

The detailed textures and carvings on the bark are why the tree from Little Branch was named Graffiti; many visitors who have seen these trees have felt compelled to leave their marks on this majestic old tree. For the tree in my picture, they probably did that mostly during day time… Straight out of the box the tree is 22 Li, but as it’s Copy/Mod you can adapt it to suit your needs.

HJM Designs’ Witches Cauldron Scene is the perfect Halloween decoration for your yard. The witches animate on touch. 18 Li Copy/Mod.

  • LB_GrafittiBanyanTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber
    • LB_BirdFlower{Limited} (complimentary item)
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh} (complimentary item)
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons} (GG)
  • DaD “Scary House” @ Uber
  • DaD “Let’s Party skully Anne” @ Salem
  • HJM Designs Witches Cauldron Scene
  • [MF] Giant full moon
  • (Fundati) Moss covered boulders

Autumn Senescence

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

Elizabeth Lawrence

Featuring the Wild Berry Shrub by The Little Branch today. It’s available exclusively right now at NEO Japan until October 20th. After the event it will be made available at their mainstore and marketplace.

The fruit has a five-pointed crown on the underside of the berry. Wild berries have thin branches and produce petite flowers. The leaves are green and broad, with a defined point, and they turn bright red in the fall. They’re 100% mesh and come with gently animated leaves giving them a very life-like appearance. Detailed, realistic textures and a choice of 4 seasons to choose from via an easy to use pop-up menu make this a perfect choice for all year round landscaping. Land Impact is just 4LI but as permissions are both Copy & Modify can be adapted to suit your landscaping and gardening needs. Complimentary landscaping products are included in the box.

  • LB_WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ NEO Japan
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}
  • [ keke ] short grass . fall .
  • [we’re CLOSED] boulders
  • (Fundati) Boulders
  • Nutmeg. Old Wooden Boat

Imagining Provence

What does summer in Provence look like? In my imagination it looks something like this. I’ve never been there but when I try to imagine what it looks like, I can almost feel the warm Mediterranean air, I can see the lavender fields and blooming flower bushes, stone houses with Roman style tile roofs, walled villages, cobblestone roads and old men playing Bocce.

All the buildings in this picture, including the Bocce game, the makeshift table, the tray with apéro, the urns and the lavender field are part of Never Totally Dead‘s ‘A Walk in Provence’ gacha. You can play this gacha at their mainstore!

The beautiful Vintage Wrought Patio tables and chairs is available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore. The chairs contain single and couple (PG) animations, automatic prop rezzer and texture change options upon touch.

The fantastic looking trees are all from The Little Branch and you can see the Southern Magnolia Shrub and the Tulip Tree in this picture. The trees are extremely life like and animated like a gentle breeze is blowing and upon touch you get a season changer menu so you can easily change from summer to autumn. You know it’s time for that now! The Magnolia Shrub is available at the Ark event (last day today!) and the Tulip Tree is at the Sense event until October 8th.

  • The Little Branch SouthernMagnoliaShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ Ark (last day)
  • The Little Branch LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons @ Sense
  • The Little Branch LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • Vintage Wrought Patio Set * CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… A Walk in Provence Gacha Set
    • Lou Mas (Rare)
    • Lou Caseto
    • Lou Bouvau
    • Lou Gabian
    • Lou Lavadou
    • Lou Bocho
    • Lou Vas
    • Lou Bancihoun
    • wall ciccadas decor
    • Apero Pastis dispenser
    • Lavender field
  • Skye Stone Path
  • GCS Bush roses in pot
  • GOOSE – Willow tree bench
  • Nutmeg. His Bike

Riverside

The gorgeous River Birch Shrub by Little Branch is available now at Equal10. The River birch is a deciduous medium to large-sized native tree, the leaves are alternate, double serrated, wedge-shaped, and sharp-pointed.
I00% mesh with realistic textures, the leaves animated with a very subtle movement giving a life-like appearance. It also comes with a choice of 4 seasons to choose from Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

Land Impact is just 3LI but as permissions are both Copy & Modify you can adapt these to suit your landscaping needs. Complimentary landscaping items are also included in the box.

Also in this picture is the Circular Terrace Bench by EED; with a wooden privacy wall, plants and torches it is a wonderful addition to your property! The bench holds 12 single, 6 friends and 6 couple sits. It is 24LI and Copy.


Creator Credits:

  • EED‘s CIRCULAR TERRACE BENCH
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B (included with the RiverBirchShrub) @ Equal10
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}
  • [we’re CLOSED] boulders
  • [ keke ] short grass
  • ::ATriuM:: Dawn House

A huge THANK YOU to my new Home & Garden sponsor, The Little Branch, for trusting me to show their products in the best possible way. More info about them below.


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With The Little Branch, you don’t need to only imagine any more. Creators of original high quality mesh trees, shrubbery and flowers to adorn and enhance your virtual world.

Whether you are looking for compliments to your home, designing your perfect garden or creating a vast sim landscape, The Little Branch is here to help you shape and forge the world around you to set authentic and magical scenes.

The Little Branch presents items with 4 seasons menu for your convenience and to ensure you’ll be able to find the ideal outdoor decor for your landscaping needs, whether it’s scenic countryside or woodland, tropical or desert landscape.

The Little Branch uses only original high quality and realistic textures in the creation of our products. All content is original 100% mesh, and are copy/mod.

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Fall Celebration

Let’s take a trip to the countryside, breathe the crisp Autumn air, stay at the Stonehill Cottage for the apple harvest and have some home made cider by the firepit. Ahhhh…

The Stonehill Cottage by Galland Homes is a spacious one-bedroom cottage with an open floorplan on both levels. The cottage is original mesh, materials enabled, 88 LI, has windows that open on touch and is copy/mod.

Next to the cottage we have the Freeman Greenhouse, also by Galland Homes. It’s original mesh design, materials enabled and has a LI of 25.

For the celebration part, I’ve included the Riverdale Hay Set and the Cider Bar by CHEZ MOI. The Hay Couch comes packed with single and couple animations (PG or Adult) and the firepit includes options to turn smoke on or off, as well as the fire and sound fx. The Cider Bar dispenses temporary attached cider props to you and your friends!

  • Galland Homes – Stonehill Cottage
  • Galland Homes – Freeman Greenhouse
  • Riverdale Hay Set (Couch and Firepit) CHEZ MOI
  • Cider Bar Set CHEZ MOI
  • AS Bel air 1957 aqua
  • cinphul // animated curtains
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clothesline
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clutter
  • Nutmeg. Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket
  • Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth Decor (Group Gift)
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Cherry Box
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Eggs & Milk
  • MADRAS Apple Basket (Free Gift)
  • [ keke ] garden ladder . white
  • [ keke ] stringed garden lights
  • [ keke ] still falling rowan arch
  • [ keke ] blow me away rowan leaves
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons
  • [ keke ] fall oak leaves . whirling
  • [ keke ] short grass . fall
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v1{Animated}*4Seasons
  • (Fundati) Boulders
  • Skye Stone Path

Le Boudoir – The Little House of the Queen

Le Boudoir by NTD is an incredibly well made replica of the real Le Boudoir at the Hameau de la Reine in Versaille; nicknamed “the little house of the Queen” because Marie Antoinette would retire here by herself or with one or two of her friends. Get your own Le Boudoir for your sim or parcel at this round of Cosmopolitan, starting September 9!

Le Boudoir is 54 Li, copy/mod, and comes with a fence kit, texture changer HUD for the panel walls inside, fireplace and a hanging candle lantern.
  • Never Totally Dead… Le Boudoir @ Cosmopolitan
  • TLG FF2017 – DP Ruined Well
  • Fleuriste*AmphoreVENUS red
  • Nutmeg. His Bike
  • Nutmeg. Backyard Stool
  • Nutmeg. Lovers Bench
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_MysticOak{4Seasons}*Animated
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons}
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_WildOak.v2{4Seasons}*Animated
  • Skye Stone Path
  • .:Tm:.Creation Wild Grass v2
  • (Fundati) Boulders

Hippie Campers

New from CHEZ MOI and available exclusively right now at Cosmopolitan, is the Hippie Mini Trailer. It contains a HUD controlled texture changer with nine different options for the blanket/curtain and you can choose between ten different colours for the trailer. PG or Adult version, filled with adjustable single and couple animations with prop rezzer. You can also touch the attached cooler for a drinks menu that dispenses ‘wearable’ and temp attached drink props, which means no inventory clutter for you or your guests.

At the Never Totally Dead… mainstore and marketplace you can find Madame VavaRoom’s Van. Please observe that the van is an… Adult item. Containing some uhm, adult decor 😉

My campsite wouldn’t be a proper campsite without a campfire. I’ve used the Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI for this and voila, it looks pretty amazing! You can find this item at the CHEZ MOI mainstore and marketplace.

  • Hippie Mini Trailer CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
  • Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… Madame VavaRoom’s Van
  • -Nomi-Dreamland Deco Set- Banner and Dreamcatcher – Light Purple
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_GoldenBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_Hill-v1{Low Li}
  • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • (Fundati) Moss covered boulders
  • AA Country Road

Carroll’s Oysters

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

Jonathan Swift

Yeah, it was most likely a woman… So I’m still down the shore (I recently learned that’s what they say in New Jersey when they’re at the beach). I guess having grown up on a small island in the North Atlantic Ocean has left its mark because I love it here; it’s peaceful and the sound of the ocean and the seagulls soothes the soul. Also, Carroll’s Hot Topless Oysters are simply the best in Second Life, just sayin’.

  • Never Totally Dead… Oyster is Your World Gacha @ Mainstore
    • Old Oyster house Rare
    • Oyster is your World outdoor sign
    • Oyster is Your World stringlight
    • Oyster is your World Table
    • Oyster is Your World Bench
    • Oyster is Your World Pile of boxes
    • Oyster is your World decorative sign
    • Oyster is your World – BAR
    • Oyster is Your World Beer Pack (wear)
  • Other items:
    • [we’re CLOSED] large deck light V2
    • [we’re CLOSED] walkway
    • [we’re CLOSED] light tree
    • BackBone Life’s a Beach – Rope Fence
    • Nutmeg. His Bike Green v2
    • hive // trawler boat at sea
    • HJM Designs – Beach Piling Poles
    • HEART – Wild Grasses
    • AA Country Road

Le Moulin du Hameau

Le Moulin du Hameau – front (click image for HQ version).

This amazing build by Never Totally Dead was inspired by a real world building, Le Moulin du Hameau de la Reine; the watermill cottage on the Queen’s Hamlet – A rustic retreat that was built for Marie Antoinette in the park of Château de Versailles. You can now have your own beautiful watermill house in SL, just head on over to this round of Cosmopolitan!

Le Moulin du Hameau – back.

Creator Credits

  • Never Totally Dead – Le Moulin du Hameau *NEW* @ Cosmopolitan
  • LB_AppleTreev2
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub
  • LB_BlackOliveTree
  • LB_WildGrass
  • Terra d’ombrA WallCornerVine
  • Terra d’ombrA Fleuriste*AmphoreVENUS
  • Ariskea [ Jane ] Tulips In Bloom
  • Thus Magic~Climbing Rose Bush
  • Skye Twisted Tree
  • Skye Riverbank
  • Skye river rocks
  • Fundati’s Great Grass
  • Heart – Mediterranean Grapevine
  • Heart – Wild Summer Meadow
  • l ROOTS l Lavender Field
  • {LORE} Stone Garden Bridge
  • .:Tm:.Creation [The Bridge] Walkway
  • .:Tm:.Creation [The Rock] Nature Scene
  • Bad Katz Mesh Willow Tree
  • !! Follow US !! Lovers dining table and chairs
  • ReKa. Lovers Bench
  • :CC: Callidora Creation’s Country Road
  • LOVE – REAL POND WEED
  • Morgan Garret’s Waterfall Splash Ultimate