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Elixir of Spring

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The fawns are fascinated by the enchanted pool in this beautiful corner of the garden that’s protected by the ruined folly. While one rests, the other looks bravely into the circle of animated water.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- 22769, [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch, The Half Moon Market
Others:- JIAN, Heart Botanicals, Two Moon Gardens, KIDD Creation
Events: – Gacha Land, Syndicate Sunday, SL Syndicate April Fools Treasure Hunt, We Love Role-Play, The Mens Dept, FaMESHed, Gimme Gacha Productions

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

22769 ~ [Bauwerk], currently at Gacha Land
“Springtime Serenity” gacha – L$50 per Play – Transfer & Modify
Rare – Ruined Garden Folly – LI 26
Stone Bench – LI 2 – 5 solo sits and 4 couples animations
Plant Stand – LI 3
Stone Ball – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Broken Column – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Tulips White – LI 1
Tulips Red – LI 2
Tulips Pink – LI 2
Pansy Yellow – LI 3
Pansy Blue/White – LI 3
Pansy Red – LI 3
Pansy Lilac – LI 3
Whimsical Garden Lantern is the Gacha Land exclusive – LI 2 – it’s yours with every 20 plays on the gacha machine

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Stone Wall – COMMON LI 3 (from the Ghost Town gacha) – this is the little wall at the side which is darker than the main folly, it’s basically a corner piece but you can place it to look like a wall

[CIRCA], currently in the SL® Syndicate’s April Fools Treasure Hunt! Runs through to April 14th so get your skates on 🙂
This prize is the “Meadowland Cart Planter” in Spring Mix and it’s one of two prizes from [CIRCA] – 2 animated butterflies visit the flowers – LI 9 – Copy only

1) Go to [CIRCA]’s mainstore entrance and click the “How to Play” sign under the hunt poster.

2) Read the instructions & wear the book while hunting – it’s linked to all the hunt object/clue scripts.

3) Click the book on the poster for first clues to both prizes paths in [CIRCA]’s store.

4) Find all the clues which also give out goodies to keep! Look for either lily flowers or Easter eggs for the clue hunt objects.
For more info, check out the SL® Syndicate Blog

Raindale, currently at We Love Role-Play
The Alouin Platforms
These are platforms with teleporters/portals/landing points in mind and there are scripted and unscripted versions included with a simple teleporter or replace that with your own system. Two versions of the platform are included in the set – with and without the water/portal in the middle.
There’s a texture changer for the stone with light, average and dark stones, and the platform version with the water/portal centre is an animated texture which can also be tinted via the included HUD. Land Impact is 3 and Materials have been enabled. These are simply magical!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Japanese Maple Shrub – 100% Original Mesh with gently animated foliage – 4-seasons option via HUD… spring, summer, autumn and winter – LI 2 – 5 depending on the size you want

1. The Japanese Maple Shrub (Acer palmatum) is a deciduous shrub often growing as an undergrowth plant in shady woodlands. They are stunning smaller growing deciduous shrubs grown for their outstanding beauty and architectural splendour. For those wanting to make an eye catching focal point in any sized garden, Japanese Maples are an excellent choice. These stunning plants are native to Japan as the name implies and are also native to parts of Russia, China and Korea.

2. Purple Grass, a really useful piece for fronting dark walls and landscaping in general
LB_Wild Grass {Lavender} – LI 1

3. In the background…
LB_Wild Sassafras. v2 {Animated} – LI 2 at this size

The Half Moon Market, currently a L$69 bargain for Syndicate Sunday to April 14th!
Floating Elemental Candles – flame turns on/off via touch and each candle floats gently up and down to light your home or circle – 6 colours included in the set (yellow, red, white, black, blue and green) – 100% Original Mesh with Materials Enabled – LI 2

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JIAN
Fallow Deer Fawns
Two fawns (laying and grazing) from the Static Displays – LI 1 each with 8 frame positions
The set also includes a wanderer fawn

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center, Hydrangea at April FaMESHed
1. Echinacea flowers
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – P3 – LI 6
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – S6 – LI 1

2. Hydrangea, from a wonderful pack full of variety in shape and colour and these are currently at FaMESHed
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Pink 4

3. From the Forest Undergrowth set – Clover Patch
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Large – LI 1

4. Daisies Patch
HEART – Daisies – Patch – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
Butterfly Emitters, useful for gardens when you want a bit of life and movement
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

KIDD Creation
SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY*5×0.3*FLATSQUARE 4 – LI 1 – Transfer only so be careful to take these back into Inventory when you’ve finished with them! KIDD is an affordable landscaper who makes products that are mainly Transfer Only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Be careful where you camp!

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Be careful where you camp, especially when there’s a bunch of goat kids about! Just like us, these cute kids are partial to a bit of glamping 🙂

Goats were amongst the first animals to be tamed by man and they were being herded some nine thousand years ago. They can be taught their name and to come when called. Their life span is around that of a dog. Mother goats carry their kids for five months and they can have two to three kids per year. Kids are standing and taking their first steps within minutes of being born! Each kid has a unique call and scent, that’s how the mother recognises it from birth and not by sight. Goats are very good at climbing and have been known to climb to the tops of trees, or even dams. In their natural habitat, goats roam mountain tops and reach up as high as possible to pick out choice bits of forage around them. Like most of us, goats get depressed if they don’t have companions so are best kept in a herd. Contrary to popular opinion they are rather picky eaters. They have very sensitive lips, which they use to “mouth” things in search of clean and tasty food.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Chez Moi Furnitures, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day, Little Branch
Others:- HEART Botanicals
Events: – Cosmopolitan Event, Tres Chic

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Cheeky Pea – new release at the mainstore!
The Lejr Camp Set
:CP: Lejr Tent – can be rezzed for LI 28 – adding via HUD you can have extra string lights (LI 3), ribbons (LI 7) and banners with flower pot (LI 5)
:CP: Lejr Bed (PG) – LI 21 – singles and couples animation Menus, there’s also an Adult version of the bed
:CP: Lejr Chandelier – LI 2 – lights on/off via touch
:CP: Lejr Deck Loveseat (PG) – LI 2 – singles and couples animation Menus, there’s also an Adult version of the loveseat
:CP: Lejr Deck Chair (PG) – LI 2 – singles and couples animation Menus, there’s also an Adult version of the chair
:CP: Lejr Lantern Large – LI 1
:CP: Lejr Lantern Small – LI 1
:CP: Lejr Campfire Pot – LI 2 – flames on/off via touch
:CP: Lejr Table – LI 2
:CP: Lejr S’mores Table – LI 3
:CP: Jolly Chadwick Camp Flower Jar – LI 2
:CP: Lejr Decking – LI 10 – I sunk this into the grass for the scene but it actually has a step on one side and small legs to raise it off the ground

Chez Moi, currently at Tres Chic to April 10th
Mura Wall Fountain – LI 9 – texture change… royal, vintage, weather, pale, pink (this is the option I used), poppy, cream, flower, grey, B&W, blue, circle and 3 marble options

TLC Home Collection, currently at Cosmopolitan Event

TLC Little Thieves – Kid Goats – Complete Set – LI 24
TLC Goat #5 – Perched – LI 2
TLC Goat #2 – Sleeping – LI 2
TLC Goat #4 – Sleeping – LI 2

And yes, there’s also donkeys in the Little Thieves collection!

Duvet Day
Piece from the Garden Hideaway gacha (mainstore)
Garden Hideaway gacha – white walls Rare – Transfer & Modify.. modified for length on the window wall and I sunk the floor into the grass – it’s a very useful and adaptable piece

Little Branch
Magnolia Tree {Animated} – LI 4 at this size – tree also available in blue blossom
Wild Grass *1Li {Dry}* – Animated – LI 1

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HEART Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – ST1 – LI 2
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – FULL – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – FULL – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Large – LI 1
HEART – Grass Patch – LI 1
HEART – Wild Flowers – Petunias – Pink – D7 – LI 1
HEART – Wild Flowers – Petunias – Red – D8 – LI 2
HEART – Wild Flowers – Petunias – Yellow – D7 – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Blooming Marvellous

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“Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. However, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his best poems were not accepted for publication during his lifetime, and his achievement was not fully recognized until after World War I.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products shown in the scene today:-

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, TLC Home Collection, 22769, Galland Homes, Little Branch, Eclectic, [ Organica ], LOVE
Others:- {what next}, HEART Botanicals
Events:- BLOOM, The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019

TLC Home Collection, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
“Feathered Squatters” – Blackbird and Oriole
Both sets contain extra single birds and chicks. Includes good notecard with instructions on setting the sound controls, volume and frequency. These add a further dimension to your garden scenes!
TLC Feathered Squatters – Blackbird Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Feathered Squatters – Oriole Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Blackbird Adult Female – LI 1 – animated

22769, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
Pieces from the “Spring Dinner” gacha – all pieces are Transfer & Modify
22769 – Farmhouse Table – RARE – LI 3
22769 – Dining Chair – COMMON – LI 3 – sit poses unisex
22769 – Glass Candle – COMMON – LI 1 – set light intensity
22769 – Service Pots – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Dinner Plate – Green – COMMON – this is a whole place setting! – LI 3
22769 – Spring Table Runner – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tulips in Vase – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Ceramic Bunny – COMMON – LI 1

Galland Homes, currently at BLOOM
Freeman Green House – LI 22 – open/close door on touch – useful large base so you’ll be able to sink into most ground settings

Little Branch, currently at BLOOM
LB – Hibiscus Shrub {Animated} – LI 3 – beautiful and useful landscaping shrub – gently animated – two seasons, spring and winter
LB – Orange Blossom {Animated} – 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

Eclectic, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Eclectic – Dripping Vase Big, Medium and Small – LI 1 each
Eclectic – Pumpkin Pouf – texture change for 11 colours – solo animations

Organica, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 3
Pieces from the “Silphium Fence” set
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Straight) – LI 1
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Quarter) – LI 3
This is an accomplished wrought iron and brick fence set, other pieces include a brick end-cap, a circle fence and a semi-circular fence

LOVE, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 7
Pieces from the “Country Path” set
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – STRAIGHT – LI 1 – paving flanked by flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – EXTRA – LI 1 – a straight run of flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – LONG WITH BUTTERFLIES – LI 1

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{what next}
Spring Garden Lawnmower (pink) – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

HEART Botanicals
Buttercups – Patch – LI 1
Buttercups – SIngles – No Leaves – Patch – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Swing into Spring!

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~ Ode on the Spring by Thomas Gray ~ c. 1742

Lo! where the rosy-bosom’d Hours,
Fair Venus’ train appear,
Disclose the long-expecting flowers,
And wake the purple year!
The Attic warbler pours her throat,
Responsive to the cuckoo’s note,
The untaught harmony of spring:
While whisp’ring pleasure as they fly,
Cool zephyrs thro’ the clear blue sky
Their gather’d fragrance fling.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Little Branch, Adorably Strange Wares, Cara’s Poses, Raindale, LOVE, TLC Home Collection
Events: – The Boardwalk Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

The Boardwalk Event – started March 15th so plenty of time to walk around and check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, prefabs

The following five products are all at The Boardwalk Event:-

1. Little Branch
Red Bud Tree – v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – on Spring setting – LI 3 at this size
Also used the included Oak Grass in Summer and Spring settings – LI 2 each

 

2. Adorably Strange Wares
I took the Idalia Background apart, copied and moved the flower pieces around which you can easily do as it’s all fully modify – LI 22 in total – the background itself has a white picket fence and an arched surround with a 6 by 6 metres footprint and pale lighting. This is also available on a blue theme called Twilight. Very useful and beautiful pieces.

 

3. Cara’s Poses

Cara’s Poses  – Swing Into Spring Pose Set [REZ] – LI 4 – Copy only – contains 6 lovely Bento poses with mirrors and the prop is included! I tried this out after dragging the peacock off it, and this swing is suitable for both ladies and gents, poses are fully adjustable.

 

4. Raindale
Raindale – Midmoor Wishing well – LI 6 – HUD for texture change, Choose between 3 base colours and 3 metal colours via HUD.

5. LOVE
Fairy Ferns Set – This is a large set with differently coloured and arranged ferns, plus little lights pieces and sparser pieces. In addition orb emitters are included on 5 pieces. Land Impact is between 1 – 4 on various pieces. Comprehensive, enchanting and easy to use, amass them to suit your landscaping needs.

 

│T│L│C│ Home Collection
TLC Male White Peacock Tail Down* – LI 2 – there’s also a version with his tail up which is very beautiful but he wouldn’t fit in here!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Widcombe Fair

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“Tam Pierce, Tam Pierce, lend me your grey mare.
All along, down along, out along lea.
For I want for to go to Widdecombe Fair,
With Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney,
Peter Davy, Dan’l Whiddon, Harry Hawke,
Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all,
Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all.” ~ Old UK West Country Folk Song, original lyrics (1890)

Widecombe Fair, Dartmoor, still takes place today, it’s held in September every year on Widecombe-in-the-Moor village green and fair field!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Raindale, .:TM:.Creation, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch, 22769
Others:- TrigiGifts, LOVE
Events: – The Liaison Collaborative, The Arcade Gacha Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

.:TM:.Creation, currently at The Liaison Collaborative to March 27th
“Spring Bike” Garden Scene GP18 – LI 10 – footprint 2.3m wide by 2.9m deep
This is a soft-linked piece so rez on Edit mode – Bike (for decoration) with basket of tulips, flowers, plants, rock, cats, radio, suitcase
Ground Cover Cherry Blossoms GP18 – LI 1
All Original Mesh and Copy & highly modify – you can unlink the pieces, copy them and spread them around as I’ve done here!

Raindale, currently at The Arcade Gacha Event
All prizes from the Meadowbloom gacha, Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Rare – Raindale – Meadowbloom cottage – LI 60
Raindale – Meadowbloom tree swing – LI 3 – 10 sits and click to swing
Raindale – Meadowbloom birdhouse 3 – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
Cockerel and Chicken prizes from the “Cluckington Palace” gacha
LI 3 and LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Wagon Wheel décor piece from same – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

22769
Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify – prize from “The Freight Car” gacha

Little Branch
Sweet Chestnut – LI 7 {4-Seasons} *Animated tree

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TrigiGifts
Only available on their Marketplace store
Saddled Horse Grey – LI 10 – pack contains other colours

LOVE
Pieces from the “Muddy Road” pack, which contains various muddy road pieces and landscaping for them – good variety
Muddy Road – puddle straight – long – LI 1
Muddy Road – puddle 2 – left curve – LI 1
Muddy Road – Leaves 1 and 2 – LI 1 each
New Grass Shoots – 3 – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Garden Meditation

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It’s a post packed full of bargain goodness today, and it’s just in time for your Spring landscaping! The little chaps here are enjoying a morning meditation in the garden before anybody’s about. I enjoy this time of year best where everything is so lush and green, before the heat of summer fries it all. Although looking out the window today in real life, it’s blowing a right old gale!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Harvest Moon, The Half Moon Market, Dragon Magick Wares, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, unKindness
Others:- HEART Botanical, HEART Garden Center
Events: – Syndicate Sunday

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday
Syndicate Sunday is a mainstore discount shopping event that runs once a month. This month it’s on from March 3rd to March 8th. All items are only L$69 each!

1. Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon Creations has products for the neo pagan, light worker, witchy, pagan, druid, magician, alchemist, and sensitive.
.HM. Storybook Gazebo – Mossy – LI 17 with texture HUD for the flowers

2. The Half Moon Market – Garden Gazing Ball – LI 1 with texture HUD for the globe
Red Rainbow, Silver, Onyx, Pink, Purple (used here), Blue Rainbow, Gold, Green

3. Dragon Magick Wares
Dragon Magick Wares is a eclectic mix of low prim, unique & whimsical homes for all size avatars. They specialize in houses, furnishings, & more.
Lunar Table – LI 3

Little Branch, mainstore 50% off sale offer
Little Branch have started to do a new weekly 50% off sale at their mainstore, this is the first offer so don’t miss it!

Orange Blossom {Animated} 4-Seasons – rezes at LI 7, the size I used here was LI 4 and it was on the Spring season. Just beautiful, delicate wisps of leaves with a subtle animation as if a gentle breeze is blowing through the branches. Crisp, clear and detailed textures. Inside the box, you will also receive Fluffy Grass, two versions of the LB Hill v1 and Wild Grass.

TLC Home Collection
Animals from the “Fox’s Den” set which includes a linked Spring/Summer scene and a linked Winter Scene, Spring/Summer base, Winter base, Fox Adults standing and sniffing, cub with snow, cubs A & B laying and sitting. I used:-
TLC Red Fox Adult – LI 3 – animated
TLC Red Fox CubA [Sitting] texture variant I – LI 2 – animated
TLC Red Fox CubA [Laying] texture variant II – LI 2 – animated
TLC Butterfly – LI 1 – animated

unKindness – mainstore
Piece from the “Orient Lounge” Set
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 15 at this huge size which I modified as a backing fence for the garden, normally it’s LI 3. Versatile piece as with lots of unKindness’ products!

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HEART Botanical, find these beauties in the Temperate Zone of the HEART Garden Center, enjoy an afternoon walking around viewing the products, and… it makes a great first date 🙂
HEART – Wild Grasses – Mixed Round – Group 1 – LI 6
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Large – LI 13
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Large – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetail 4 – LI 1
HEART – Daisies – Patch – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – LI 1
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – S3 – LI 1
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – S2 – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Messing about on the River

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Well, it looks like the Pointer family are on their own in charge of a fishing rod and rowing boat as their master pays a lunch time visit to the nearby pub! I’m featuring a fabulous nature scene by TLC Home Collection today,  in which you’ll find everything pictured above.  Just add to your river or lake – it’s so simple. The adult dog and puppies are also separate if you want to place them in your home.

Also featured today is the latest Little Branch tree, the Amur Cork, and that’s a young version in the foreground. Phellodendron amurense is a species of tree in the family Rutaceae, commonly called the Amur cork tree. It is a major source of huáng bò, one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine and used in the treatment of meningitis, bacillary dysentery, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver cirrhosis. It is native to eastern Asia: northern China, north east China, Korea, Ussuri, Amur, and Japan. The Amur cork tree is considered invasive in many parts of North America.

*With many thanks to Duchess & Gopu at The Ippos Collective sim

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Events: – UBER Event, Cosmopolitan Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Little Branch, currently at UBER
Amur Cork Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 at this size but it rezs at LI 15 which is huge, a garden sized version would be in between! Beautiful 4-season tree and I set mine on the Summer season. There’s additional landscaping plants included… V4 animated grass, Snakeweed 4-seasons, Snakeweed animated Summer A and Snakeweed animated Summer B

TLC Home Collection, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event to March 9th
I used the… ‘Day At The Lake’ Scene including dogs – LI 40 – Animated pointer dogs – there’s also an Adult Pointer Dog and Pointer puppies, and a Scene version with no shadow base included in the pack

Cheers, m’dears 🙂