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The Edge of the Woods

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“I’m hiding in the dappled shadows at the edge of the woods, watching my childhood saviour. He’s busy working as usual and he never notices the natural world on his doorstep, stuck in the world of ink and paper. It’s just black and white, not at all like life, which can be so full of colour it makes you giddy.

I remember the comforting caresses and loving words when I was young, the green sweet grass of the enclosure, the ready nourishment laid out just for me. And it was more than enough, to grow up in the sun. But there came a time when I yearned for the company of another like me and the feeling became so overwhelming that one night I found a loose fence, kicked it hard and stepped out into the other world.

And I did find that company, eventually. And with that came a whole new family. So sometimes, when we’re out this way, I look up my human relative. I’m sure if he actually saw me I’d be back in that field as quickly as you can neigh. I’d have family but it would be his children racing around with me and although they are joyful things, they can never see into my heart. It is as green as the forest around me, a shining emerald, and it can’t be compelled by any man’s fancy.”

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Here’s a couple of close-ups of all that lovely furniture and décor!  First the drawing table and seat from one of my fav designers – Merak.  She makes such carefully observed and precise, realistic Mesh.

And this is an oh so comfortable room that I think I’m going to use as our summer lounge.  That sofa you could just collapse into and fall asleep when you’re supposed to be working!

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today:-

All at Illuminate Event

1. RJD – Fairview Barn 2.0 – LI 34 – this is the side view which is one whole picture wall – beautiful!

2. Merak
[Merak] – Drafting Table – LI 5
[Merak] – High Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo sit animations

3. Q-Essentials
{Q-Essentials} Hampton Bay Chimney – Animated – LI 3, fire click on/off

4. Granola.
Granola. Fern’s Half Moon Table. Yellow. – LI 2
Granola. Fern’s DIY Succulents. Green and Yellow. – LI 2

5. also Known as
~aKa~ Snake Plant in Ceramic planter – Onyx – LI 2
~aKa~Phalaenopsis in Ceramic planter – Rooted – LI 3
~aKa~Oppidan Vases Onyx&Silver – LI 1

6. Outside the Box!
OTB! Layered Rugs – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Coffee Table 1 – LI 6
OTB! Sedona Chair/PG – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Couch/PG – LI 8 – Menus for solo ladies & gents, Friends, Luv & Cuddles

6. Illuminate SHELF – Sales Event!
Sources
TOUCAN rocco by “sources” – LI 3

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Kaerri – San Marino Picture – LI 1

On the Drafting Table –

Raindale
Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop)

Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1

Organica from the Ode Writing Desk Set
[ Organica ] Blotter – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Case – LI 2
[ Organica ] Pencil Tin – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Ink (black) – LI 2
[ Organica ] Red Book (open)

Landscaping –
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 1 (path) LI 19

Raindale – Epiphany gacha
Raindale – Enter the Forest – tree with bench – LI 8
Raindale – Enter the Forest – hanging lamp – LI 4 (enlarged from default)
Raindale – Enter the Forest – arch with string lights

Little Branch
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Pony by JIAN – Epiphany gacha
Precious Ponies 16. Brown Wanderer – very appropriate for the story, I thought!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Welcome!

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My first post for this year’s RFL Home & Garden Expo, and it’s a big welcome.  The sims open at 12 pm SLT today and run to June 4th so there’ll be plenty of time to wander around and enjoy all the exclusive donation items.  I’ll be including large pictures for the multi designer scenes – so please click on the picture to enlarge it for a really good view.

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The Home and Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of ®Second Life (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

 

Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. 50% of the proceeds from the gachas will be paid to RFL and 100% of the 10L hunt items.

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I’m assigned to the Hope 4 sim which is an interesting mixture of interior and exterior designs and buildings plus breedables – which I love!  After I’ve blogged most of the stuff from Hope 4, I’m free to blog designer from the  other eight Hope sims.  Today, it’s a garden scene with some really lovely items.  Don’t forget to click on the picture for a larger view.

Here’s what I used in the picture – SLurls will be direct landmarks!

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 5 – Deelish-ous Designs
RFL donation gift 1 – Welcome Ostrich – LI 8 – Darkmatter
OTB! Shabby Greenhouse – LI 14 – Outside the Box
OTB! Potting Table – LI 12
.::Hazeel::. Hope Stones – LI 6
.::Hazeel::. Hope Sign – LI 4
FLOWERBED tra w LILAC&LAVENDER – LI 7 – EED Home & Garden – Exquisite Eye Decoration.
FLOWERBED tra w MIXED FLOWERS – LI 8
FLOWERBED tra w BIRCH&HYDRANGEA – LI 15

Tomorrow, I’ll be tackling the Breedables on Hope 4 – there will be cuteness!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂