.. 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.

 

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.. it’s just around the corner ..

December2013

The Arcade Gacha Event opens in less than 2 days!  This event is one of the favorites across the grid and brings many creators together in one location for lots of gacha fun.  The December round is sure to not disappoint.  The Shopping Guide is up and there are definitely some items that we all will be clamoring for … buying and buying with the hope to get the particular color or that ever evasive rare item.  The trading between friends, trading within the group and making new friends and just the overall fight to get onto the sim. Patience is indeed a virtue when The Arcade first opens the gates.  Remember that the event lasts the full month so you do have some time. And as almost every item is transfer…you might score some great holiday gift ideas as well!  Keep your ears open with your friends so you will know what they might be coveting from this round… and if you are a gacha addict, you will most likely have just the right thing holding a spot in your inventory.  And did you know, there is always a contest for those pics that you take with all of your goodies?  Check out the contest info here!

Check out The Arcade’s website for latest news, blogger posts and of course, don’t miss The Shopping Guide.

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A New Home

So I have been setting up a new house for the last few weeks.  I removed the house that I shared, and am making this little house more about me.  I’ve made some other changes around the sim as well, but not too much other than the house.

I have always loved Lindini2 Lane’s homes (L2 Studio) and for now, I have selected the West Lake house.  I did some modifications to make the upstairs a little bigger and to add a roof top deck as well.  With the way this house sits up on one of the bluffs overlooking the lake, I wanted some outdoor space with a view.  I shopped high and low for the items that I have placed in the house, with some items straight from the inventory and some bought new… I have made the house my home and decided I’d dust off my blog and share pics!

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I have selected items from so many creators to add to my home.  It has been fun finding new fun things while out and about as well as getting ideas from various places.  Most of my furniture and decor items come from the following shops: LISP, LAQ Decor, Urbanized, Apple Fall, Scarlet Apple, Art Dummy, Chronokit, ILO, NULL, What Next, Cheeky Pea, Dutchie, Tatty Soup, Picnic, Floor Plan, Tranquility Way Station, Insight Designs, Post, Ikebana, One Grid, iTuTu, Frog’s Pond, MMG, JubJub, Naked Mesh.  You will see these items placed around my home and if you want to know where anything specific is from, please ask.

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I am sure that I will continue changing the rooms as I find fun new stuff and especially as mesh items catch my eye.  If you’d like to stop in for a cup of tea, a cupcake and a closer look, just find me in world and pop on over ❤

Be happy, enjoy the creations in SL and support the creators… and decorate!

with <3,

Sunshine

 

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. ~ Charles M. Schulz