.. catalpa ..

 

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. 
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

043018 Little Branch Catalpa a

The Catalpa tree by The Little Branch is currently available at the current round of the Illuminate event through May 13th. This Flowering Dogwood is a 4-season tree with animation. The choices include 2 separate options for Autumn that could take you through a full year. The tree has a rounded shape with plenty of sweet blossoms. The trunk gracefully bends and the tree is resizable.

Just a little general information about the Catalpa tree (printed from Arbor Day Foundation)

  • the scientific name for the Northern Catalpa is Catalpa speciosa
  • the family for the Dogwood is Cornaceae
  • the size is generally 40 to 60 feet with a greater spread of 20 to 40 feet for plenty of shade
  • produces clusters of large, trumpet-shaped white flowers in May and June with some fragrance
  • if the flowers and leaves drop on a sidewalk or path, it can be slippery so be safe and do not plant near walkways
  • has bean-like seed pods that are 8–20″ long which turn from green to brown as they ripen. These are filled with many 1 inch seeds that are fringed at the ends.

 

Credits:

LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons (Currently at Illuminate through May 13th) @
LB_YellowOrchidtree{Animated}Seasons @
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A @
LB_Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
LB_Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}

Heart – Hollyhocks – Group – All Pinks 2
=EliBaily= Ivy 02
[ zerkalo ] Garden Hammock – Natural – Adult
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall
{anc} cirque de reverie .9/ nuit / chair double
Fairy – catching dreams by Lilith’s Dream (Fantasy Faire Gift)
.:revival:. garden bench
{anc} ephemera clear.B

 

 

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.. the flowering dogwood ..

After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual,
selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

041518 blog Little Branch Dogwood sized

 

Growing up in the southern US, we always knew that Spring had really arrived when the blossoms on our dogwood trees appeared. The beautiful white blossoms cover the trees only for about 3 weeks in Spring.  When I moved to the east coast, I was so happy to find the beautiful trees growing naturally there too. I would savor the sight of the white and pink versions each year always bringing a smile.

The Little Branch has recreated this beautiful Flowering Dogwood tree in Second Life and the tree is currently available at the April round of the Chapter Four event. This Flowering Dogwood is a 2-season tree with animation. The tree has a rounded shape with the flowers covering the entire tree. It is perfect for a spring landscape!

 

041518 blog Little Branch Dogwood b

Just a little general information about the Flowering Dogwood tree (printed from Univerity of Kentucky Department of Horticulture)

  • the scientific name is Cornus florida
  • the family for the Dogwood is Cornaceae
  • it is native to Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas, Mexico, and Ontario
  • the size is generally 30 to 40 feet with a greater spread.
  • the true flowers are greenish yellow and are not very visible. It is the four bracts surrounding the flower that really show off.
  • in the fall, there are glossy red ‘berries’ and the leaves turn a glorious reddish-purple color
  • birds love it

 

Credits:

LB_FloweringDogwood{Animated}Seasons @ (currently at Chapter Four)
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated @
LB_ PinkPoppies{Rounded}
LB_PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons @
LB_BloomingTree{Pink}
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} @

Trompe Loeil – Dorina Cottage Blush
{vespertine – tile skipping path/rainbow}
{vespertine – tile skipping path/orient}
JIAN ‘dorable Danes Posable Adult Harlequin (sit) (previous Arcade round) @
JIAN ‘dorable Danes Posable Adult Mantle (shake) (previous Arcade round) @
+Half-Deer+ Heart Fairylight Balloons – Light – Group
{what next} Spring Garden Bird Bath (previous Arcade round) @
Watercolor Porch Bench CHEZ MOI (previous Home and Garden Expo) @
Potted Plant CHEZ MOI
13.DRD LN porch chair  (previous Arcade round) @
12.DRD LN Porch planter (previous Arcade round) @

 

 

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.. all we do is hide away ..

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that
it is not fish they are after.
       ~Henry David Thoreau

Arcade 3b

Arcade 3a

The first quarter of the year ends and we will arrive at April Fool’s Day…  But before we get there, you have that one LAST day to visit The Arcade Gacha Event to pick up some awesomeness. Tonight I’m hanging out in the Fisherman’s Delight build from 22769. The set includes furniture and the cabin structure which actually can perch over the water. I’ve also included a few items from Aria and llorisen along with the letter shelves from Sway’s. I can never resist including a puppy or cat so you might also see those from +half-deer+ and Kite, respectively.  Since I’m just hanging out, I threw on the cute shorts from Parker and a fun tee from e.marie. And furthering the sporty look, hair from Tableau Vivant and the shoes and glasses from Versov.

This round of Arcade has been fun with lots of options for decor, dressing and role- playing.  Run over tonight and tomorrow and finish out your collections!

Credits:

I’m wearing:
Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
Head Applier: DeeTalez Heidi Nordic
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v3.0
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Tokyo Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lil [complete] (The Arcade March 2018) @
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Body Applier: Deetalez Nordic Freckles
Ears: EAR_ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Earrings: Cae :: Sharktooth :: Earrings
Necklace: Cae :: Sharktooth :: Necklace
Shirt: e.marie // No BF no Prob Tee – Pink {lara exp} (The Arcade March 2018) @
Shorts: :PARKER: FRAN shorts RARE (Maitreya) (The Arcade March 2018) @
Shoes: [VERSOV] SK8ov_Maitreya_Fatpack_RARE (The Arcade March 2018) @
Glasses: [VERSOV] Glassov_Gacha_Silver&Trans (The Arcade March 2018) @
Tattoo: *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}

The Scene:
From the March 2018 Round of The Arcade Gacha Event @:

22769 – Fishermans Delight – RARE
22769 – Muted Couch – COMMON
22769 – Muted Armchair – COMMON
22769 – Lazy Pouf – COMMON
22769 – Mandala Side Table – COMMON
22769 – Industrial Couch Table – COMMON
22769 – Industrial Drawer Table – COMMON
22769 – Sea Shell Decoration – COMMON
22769 – Fish Table Lamp – COMMON
22769 – Floorlamp – COMMON
22769 – Picture Tryptichon – COMMON
22769 – Sisal Rug – COMMON
ARIA – Solace Frames
ARIA – Solace Potted Philodendron
llorisen // roselyn candle holder (c)
e.marie // Wine Tote 2
Sway’s [Letter] Wall Shelf . F,I,S,H
Sway’s [Letter] Wall Shelf . ? (RARE)
+Half-Deer+ Corgi Puppy – Lazy Friends x
KITE – Russian Blues – Luxury Cat Tree REWARD

 

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