After Sudden Snow

There is something hauntingly beautiful about abandoned ruins that have been left to the natural state of decay. They speak of passage of time, often evoking a connection to history. You can find the DaD Byron Ruined Tower at their mainstore. It comes with single sits and couple animations (PG/Adult) and season changing climbing ivy. It also has a snow add on.

Together with the old ruins I’ve put something new – The Young Tibetan Cherry tree by Little Branch, a new release now available at Santa Inc. until December 20th.

The Young Tibetan Cherry is an ornamental tree with a truly magnificent bark and stem system consisting of a polished mahogany-red color with peeling circles. The pendulous mid-green leaves contrast well against the coppery stems making this tree a spectacular addition to your landscape. These 100% original mesh creations are highly detailed with realistic textures and animated foliage resulting in a true, life-like appearance. A choice of four seasons are readily available via an easy to use pop-up menu to keep your landscaping current. Owner permissions allow Copy & Modify to ensure that each item can be adapted to suit your unique needs. This item has a low Land Impact rating of 3 which grows as item is modified to a larger size.

  • Little Branch Young Tibetan Cherry.V1{Animated}*Blossoms @ Santa Inc.
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}*Seasonal
  • DaD “Byron Ruined Tower” – c/m
    • DaD “Snow Add On Byron Ruined Tower” c/m
  • Skye Land Forms
  • Skye Waterfall
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified, trees removed)
  • Skye Cliffs
  • Fundati Boulders

Freezing Over

As if I don’t have enough snow and cold in real life, I went ahead and made it snow outside The Bar @ HaVen. While I was finishing up the ground cover, Little Branch released a new tree so I figured I’d take a picture of it right here before I clutter up the parcel with all sorts of wintery bushes, trees and decor.

Little Branch is at this round of Uber with another beautiful tree; the Zelkova Serrata. Delicately animated like it’s moving to a light breeze. Touch it to bring up the season changer menu. My picture shows the Winter version. The tree is at 7 Li out of the box, but it’s Copy/Mod and resizing it will change the Land Impact.

I dug up the Tree Sled Rezzer from my inventory. It’s a past release by CHEZ MOI so you can find this in their mainstore and marketplace. You and your friends can have some fun in the snow, just click the sign to rez a sled, choose either male or female animation and off you go! Be careful not to swoosh off world!

  • Little Branch ZelkovaSerrata{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber
  • Tree Sled Rezzer CHEZ MOI
  • (Fundati) Snowy rock
  • Skye Land Forms
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Landscapes Unlimited HEBRIDES 1/4 Sim Corner Environment [6.0]

Unmistakable

Holding hands with you is like a promise that, if even for a brief moment or a few hours, we don’t have to face the world alone.

Holding hands. A simple act with profound impact. Once you took my hand in yours I knew I never wanted to let go.

The Hans outfit is a new mainstore release by Allure Couture. The sweater and the jeans come in 8 different colours which you can buy separate or in a fatpack. A pair of black boots are included. Hans fits: Classic L,M,S, Aestheitc, Belleza Jake, Signature Geralt & Gianni, Slink and TMP. Shoes fit: Classic (Unrigged so can be adjusted) Belleza, Signature and Slink.

The charming bridge is a previous release by CHEZ MOI. It comes with snow (21 Li) and without (18 Li). The industrial lamps are unlinked (5 Li). Bridge dimensions: 3.6 meters wide, 12 meters long and 4 meters tall.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Hans Sweater, Jeans & Shoes
    • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Rings – Silver
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Freya Sweater Mini Dress @ 7Event
    • Voodoo Monkey Jeans (applier)
    • EarthStones Radiance Diamond Necklace, Earrings and Tennis Bracelet
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings – Gold
    • DOUX Vel Hair
  • Scene:
    • Covered Bridge Seasons CHEZ MOI
    • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Pose by Ardent Poses

The Laguna House

At this round of Uber you’ll find this amazing build by DaD; the Laguna House is luxurious, modern, spacious and has a fantastic layout, with a beautiful infinity pool (with light system) separating the two wings. I already own a couple of homes by DaD from before I started blogging for them so I knew I was in for a treat. It still blew my mind when I rezzed it on the shore, it’s so beautifully and meticulously designed and it fit perfectly where I wanted it, between the river and the sea. Its footprint is 44,6 x 38,7 so make sure you have room for this on your parcel. It’s Copy/Mod so you can resize it down but I wouldn’t recommend reducing the size too much. The Li is only 135, which really is low for a build this size and with all its features.

For the landscape I have used all Little Branch and Studio Skye items. Here’s the full list, enjoy!

  • DaD “Laguna House” @ Uber
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted @ Man Cave
  • LB_CrotonPlant.v1{Mesh}
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_FlyAgaric_Mushrooms_Cluster.v2{Mesh}
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B
  • LB_Grass.V4.1{Mesh}
  • dust bunny . areca palm plant
  • Trompe Loeil – Jiayi Lounger
  • Nerenzo couch sofa set “Kobe”
  • Nerenzo pathway
  • Skye River / Flowing
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified, trees removed)

Standing Out

Being stylish means standing out yet fitting in at the same time.

Bridgette Raes

Yes, that is a fashion quote but it totally applies to other stuff too! Like the colourful Croton Plant by Little Branch. It was recently out at Cosmopolitan but it should soon be available in the Little Branch mainstore.

Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Its bright colors draw the eye like a moth to a flame.

It is 100% mesh with realistic and detailed textures and would make a perfect addition to your gardens and landscapes.

There are also complimentary landscaping items included. Land Impact is just 3, but as permissions are both copy & modify can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • Little Branch Croton Plant v.1
  • Little Branch WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Little Branch Complimentary Landscaping items (included in most LB purchases you’ll find complimentary items, contents vary)
    • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
    • LB_FlyAgaric_Mushrooms_Cluster.v2{Mesh}
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • Skye Waterfall 2
  • Skye Cliff & Tower Set

The Halloween Robbery

The Bauer family were preparing for their Halloween party, blissfully unaware that the Störtebeker crew were coming to steal their vegetable harvest…

The beautiful Olive Tree Shade by Little Branch is available now at Equal10. These stunning trees will add a Mediterranean touch to your gardens and landscapes.

100% mesh with detailed and realistic textures and animated leaves giving that very life-like appearance. There is a choice of four seasons to choose from via an easy to use pop-up menu. Land Impact ranges from 4LI – 7LI but as permissions are both copy & modify can be adapted to suit your needs. You will also find a selection of complimentary landscaping item inside the box.

The adorable Veggiemites skeletons and the Scarecrow with bearcubs, both by EED, are amazing additions to your Halloween garden decor. Resizable on touch. Copy/No Mod.

If you’re looking for Halloween decoration for water, then take a closer look at the Pirate Skeleton Rowboat by HJM Designs, yarr! It comes with ambient sound. Touch the boat to start/stop the sound. This item is Copy/Mod.

Sanctum

I wanted to create a peaceful place for us to spend some quiet time together outdoors on our parcel, yet with the option of comfort and privacy. I saw the Byron Pavillion by DaD, and it’s perfect! The Byron hanging chair and climbing ivy, also by DaD. You can find the Byron Pavillion, the Byron Hanging Chair and the Climbing Ivy at the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

Trees, plants and grass are all from Little Branch. Inside the pavillion you can see their newest release, the potted Fiddle Leaf Fig which is available right now at the Man Cave event. I will give you a closer look of it in my next blog post.

  • -DaD- “Byron Pavillon” c/m -78 Li
  • -DaD- “Byron Hanging Chair” c/m – 9 Li
  • -DaD- Climbing Ivy c/m
  • Little Branch FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted c/m @ Man Cave
  • Little Branch WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Little Branch complimentary landscaping items (when you buy a LB product, you get complimentary items included in the box. Contents vary)
    • LB_BirdFlower{Limited}
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
    • LB_OakGrass_Fall*Summer{Mesh}
  • Skye Waterfall
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified)

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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