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.

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]

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.

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

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

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