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Places – ‘Countryside’ at Habitat Springs

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Countryside - woods flowers

‘Countryside’ is a beautiful place to visit, and it’s on a sky platform at Habitat Springs so the lag is negligible.

Countryside - racoons

It’s an area created by long time resident, Dicky Spad, and he says, “Countryside is a area I created that’s a quiet place to enjoy the wildlife and the peace and tranquility of nature. It is open to the public and it’s dedicated to SL® photographers.. Please respect others while here and have fun!! Clothing is optional.”

Countryside - butterflies

Added to the Second Life® Destination Guide, Dicky has found the ‘Countryside’ visitor count increasing recently, but not so much that its impossible to find a quiet place to relax or take photos. When we visited there was only one other person taking photographs and this was in the SL® daytime.

Countryside - deer

Countryside - bear

Most of the landscaping is by Studio Skye based on the Autumnal seasonal tree sets and water prims for the pond and river. Numerous woodland animals are placed here and there and make excellent photographic opportunities. There’s also a section of cattle and farming vehicles with a red Chevy truck by the side. I took photographs on the Midday setting and got some really nice ones.  There are some nicely animated places to relax for solo and couples, including the banks of the river and a walled area containing a campfire and log seating.

Countryside - chevy and cattle field

Countryside - tractor shed

Countryside - water troughs

This is an Adult sim, clothing is optional beyond a certain point where a noticeboard advises visitors of same. The atmosphere is peaceful with a good variety of woodland bird song which adds to the effect. It’s not a huge place but what there is, is beautifully formed and would be perfect for a pleasant afternoon or evening spent relaxing with friends or as an inspiration for photography in a rural setting.

Countryside - well

Countryside_pair

Visit ‘Countryside’

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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V-Spot @ Boys of Summer Event

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Is it summer yet?  Well it must be because the ‘Boys of Summer’ event is on now!  Talk about lazing around in a deckchair watching the day go by 🙂

BOS15 Deckchair

V-Spot  have released a great Tee at the event. It comes in 5 varieties – Blue, Brown, Green, Grey and Purple which all have different print textures. There’s bound to be one you like or even all of them.  Sizing is both in FitMesh 1 and 2, and standard sizing S, M and L.  A couple of Alphas make this sexy Tee easy to fit. I used FitMesh 1 together with Alpha 1. (Pants worn are V-Spot Rock Star pants available from the mainstore).

Here’s a montage of all the colours –

BOS15 Montage

I was at New Brighton – a pretty good representation of an old fashioned British pier and surrounding sea front which is not far off what it is nowadays back in the real world. The group owning the sim has events at the end of the pier which is decked out like an Art Deco bar and seating area – much fun! Windlight setting was – ‘Annan Adored Realistic ambient’.

BOS15 Brighton Pier

Here’s a Taxi to the ‘Boys of Summer’ event.

Here’s a Taxi to the sim ‘New Brighton’.

That’s all for today, Cheers m’dears 🙂

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