.. the moonflower shade ..

The way a moonflower shies from the sun
So I shied from you
Turning my face away,
Placing myself in shadow
So that your light would not penetrate me.
In shadow I remain, until the night arrives
When I look to the sky,
Reaching for the moon and
The only light I can grasp to,
Wanting to scream into the torturous quiet.


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The moonflower shade is a lovely plant. In our real life, the plant can grow up to 90 feet as a vine. The beautiful flowers only bloom at night… thus the name “moonflower”.  In cooler climates, it is an annual and must be planted by seed each year. In tropical and sub-tropical climates, it can grow in a more wild fashion.

If ever you are looking for a beautiful flower to grace your garden in the evenings and nights, choose the moonflower. The gorgeous blossoms only appear in the late afternoon/evening and will disappear as the sun rises the following morning. The bloom actually dies and is replaced the following evening by yet another. The flowers have a gentle fragrance that provides a sweetness to the evening and night air.

The large blossoms and their fragrance attracts night-flying insects such as moths which in turn pollinate. Imagine your garden at night… a moth hovering over a moonflower shade blossom gathering the pollen… a delight to our senses.  The moonflower beckons us to visit our gardens at night, to think of the creatures that visit, and possibly even encourages us to believe that fairies do exist.

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Just a little general information about the Moonflower Shade (shared from Den Garden)

  • the scientific name is Ipomoea alba
  • the family for the Moonflower Shade is Convolvulaceae (convolvulas)
  • it is native to tropical and subtropical parts of South and Central America as well as Florida
  • the size is generally 15 to 90 feet
  • the flowers can be 6 inches across in the native climate
  • blooms only in the evening and night with blossoms dying as soon as the sun hits the petals

The Little Branch has recreated this beautiful Moonflower Shade in Second Life and it is currently available at the May round of The Liaison Collaborative event through May 26th. The Little Branch has created this plant as a four-trunked version. It is lightly animated and an option for blossoms in white, lavender, pink, blue, and yellow.


LB_MoonFlowerShade{Animated} @ (currently at The Liaison Collaborative)


Cliff Pointe, my current beach home on Ash Falls, a lovely residence designed by Leaf Peyton and Julz Rainfall of dirty.pretty



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. sunday morning praise the dawning .

She swears lazy Sundays were made for her.
Doing whatever it is she wants to do,
even if it is, nothing at all. 
        ~ J. Iron word


To commemorate the first Sunday of 2017, KraftWork has released this sign “Easy Like Sunday Morning”.  There is great detail down to the wall outlet and plug. There are 2 versions included – with or without blinking light.  Available now at KraftWork’s mainstore.


The Scene:
KraftWork Easy Like Sunday Morning (blink) @
KraftWork_Shoreditch End Table @
KraftWork_Bajio_Bed_vs1.3 @
Mutresse-Hugger-Dalmatian Puppies (The Arcade December 2016) @
Mutresse-Sleeping-Dalmatian Puppies (The Arcade December 2016) @
*~silentsparrow~ Babycorns – Cutie – Flop! (The Arcade December 2016) @
-tres blah-  Hodgepodge – Stacked Magazines (The Arcade previous) @
Soy. Spread magazine (A) extra
Soy. Spread magazine (B) extra
:::LP::: Fried_Rice Takeout Box (The Arcade previous) @
12.aisling. Curtain  (The Arcade previous) @
The Arcade – Soda Pop (gift)
I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin:  [theSkinnery] Park Shin (Catwa  Applier) – champagne (Collabor88)
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair: MINA Hair – Gizem
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Top: fame femme : Tata Panties – White – Maitreya (The Liaison Collaborative Dec 2016)
Bottoms: fame femme : Tata TankTop – White  (The Liaison Collaborative Dec 2016)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Tattoo:  White Widow Chocolat


.. thankful for the joy ..

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, 
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, 
a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Harold Kushner


Featuring items from the December 2016 round of The Arcade Gacha Event.


The Scene:
From The Arcade Gacha Event – December 2016 Round @
3 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Old Bike (for ground)
6 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Casher (touch)
5 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Wrapping paper shelf
11 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Reindeers (A)
16 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Paper bag (big)
25 [[RH]] HOLIDAY CAFE-Wagon (Red)
Sway’s [Hot Cocoa] Bunting
Garbaggio // Queen Of Queens – Green
Garbaggio // Queen Of Queens – Orange
Garbaggio // Queen Of Queens – Red
<:*BoOgErS*:> Urnerwherl Bermerd RARE VIB
<:*BoOgErS*:> SherkBert Erherher RARE VIB
<:*BoOgErS*:> Rerverncler Berr VIB
*~silentsparrow~ Babycorns – Cutie – Fancy
*~silentsparrow~ Babycorns – Cutie – Flop!
The Secret Store – Macrame & Ivy

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: .Atomic. Gacha_Elf Catwa Applier – Sugar 1 (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair: Moon. Hair. // Smother (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Outfit: B.C.C Baby Love – Coats & Sweaters [Maitreya Exp] RARE (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Boots: B.C.C Baby Love -Boots [Maitreya Exp][1] (The Arcade – December 2016) @

an lár [poses] The Illa Series – Two (m) (The Liaison Collaborative December 2016)