.. to the cottage of my dreams ..

Dreams grow wild in the daydreamer’s soul.
~Terri Guillemets

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Down the lane, you will find the sweet little cottage where an afternoon spent alone could revive your senses. Imagine spending the time drinking tea with the book that you so wanted to delve in to open on your lap. Hearing the sounds of the birds chirping and breeze stirring, would you just rather close your eyes and dream?

Where would your imagination take you? Would you travel through time or across the world? Would you dive into your book and enjoy the characters as one? Perhaps you might dream that you were no longer alone but with a friend or maybe your love.

Sometimes we want to share what we so enjoy. But… do you want to share this place – the place where you can escape and have the time to focus on you and your thoughts? For me, it would be my solace, my own space and I don’t believe I’d want to share with just any friend. The friend I would choose to share this space with would be a special one; one that understood the need for such a sanctuary.

I know who I would invite… do you?

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In this blog, I am featuring several items from The Little Branch including the Flowering Dogwood v2 which is available at the Sense event until June 7. This beautiful tree has a lovely twisted trunk, is a 2 season tree and is lightly animated. You will also see the Yellow Orchid Tree v2 which can be found at the faMESHed event until June 10. It is such a lovely garden tree with 3 seasons and a little animation. The Moonshade Flower shrub is along the path and beside the cottage. A very versatile shrub that offers color change to white, pink, blue, lavender, or yellow blossoms.  This is currently available at The Chapter 4 until May 31. All of these are copy/modify so you can change the sizing.

 

Credits:

LB_FloweringDogwood.v2{Animated}Seasons (Sense) @
LB_MoonFlowerShrub.V1 {Animated} (The Chapter 4) @
LB_YellowOrchidtree.v2{Animated}Seasons (faMESHed) @
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}
LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated @
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} @

Botanical – Dirt Road Straight
dust bunny . makeshift mailbox . pink
Heart – Ancient Stone Pathway – straight 2
JIAN Playful Pibbles 3. Adult Wanderer (The Arcade June 2017) @
JIAN Playful Pibbles 7. White Companion Pup (The Arcade June 2017) @
DRD LN Lovers nest cottage FULL REZZ (The Arcade June 2016) @
{what next} Bellevie Chair 2 (Bento)
{what next} Bellevie Chair 1 (Bento)
Myrrine 01 Garden Gacha – garden cabinet wide
Myrrine 09 Garden Gacha – potteries
Myrrine 04 Garden Gacha – screen with vines RARE

 

 

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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

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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!

 

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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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.. the bus stops here ..

Blog 011818 Kraftwork Bus Stop

For this month’s PocketGacha event, Kraftwork created a set of props and scenes called Bus Stops. Each bus stop is quite different ranging from just the vintage bus stop sign to the urban bus stop to the larger minimalist bus stop – all are detailed and great for a scene or a location build. The backdrops include a graffiti covered grunge scene and an urban backdrop complete with street/sidewalk/window inside.

I shot a little video of the scenes to show a bit more:

The rare item is a very cool prop that could be a fun bus stop – the letters B-U-S – I wouldn’t mind if I had to wait at a stop like that! The rare has 5 animations for each letter – just swap to move from letter to letter. Cute stuff.

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For the scene, I used buildings from Kraftwork and DRD’s Steele City Gacha from 2016.  The bus and street prims are also from DRD. The ferris wheel is from MadPea’s MyHelsinki gacha. The trees are from Skye Designs and the grass is new from Little Branch.

This round of PocketGacha runs through the 14th of March.  Visit Kraftwork for goodies for your home, sim design or props any time!

 

Credits:

From Kraftwork – Bus Stops Props and Scenes (from PocketGacha) @

KraftWork Bus Stop BUS RARE 
KraftWork Bus Stop Minimalist Stop
KraftWork Bus Stop Minimalist Sign
KraftWork Bus Stop Concrete Bench
KraftWork Bus Stop Urban Stop
KraftWork Bus Stop Grunge Scene
KraftWork Bus Stop Urban Scene
KraftWork Bus Stop Vintage Stop

MadPea MyHelsinki SkyWheel ULTRARARE @
22. DRD SC platform (March 2016 The Arcade) @
22. DRD SC street (March 2016 The Arcade) @
24. DRD SC Metro Bus (March 2016 The Arcade) @
11. DRD SC Courthouse (March 2016 The Arcade) @
17. DRD SC Pizza Shop (March 2016 The Arcade) @
13. DRD SC Gas Station (March 2016 The Arcade) @
KraftWork Garage Conversion @
KraftWork Palace Movie Theater @
Enchanted Woods v2
Skye Birch Grove Tree Triplet 1 (unlinked Group)
Skye Scots  Pine Forest
LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated (group gift)

I’m wearing:

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 with DeeTalez Appliers (freckles)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Heidi* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Brows: Bossie Autumn Natural
Hair:  +elua+ Vesper_Black
Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand  V4.1
Rings: Amala – The Lumi Rings – Maitreya
Top: *COCO*_HoodedSwingDress(SmokeBlue)_Maitreya
Pants: Addams // Lixie Super Skinny Jean // Maitreya
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Shoes:  fri. – River Boots (Adobe)

 

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