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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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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 🙂

The Elm Glen

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“Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree,
They flourish at home in my own country” ~ From The North Country Maid, a traditional British folk song

A lot of traditional British folks tunes are about the landscape and a longing for the countryside they called home, made more poignant when people started to move to the major towns and cities at the time of the Industrial Revolution. The scene I’ve made today is more like my pa’s traditional homeland would be – one of heather and gorse, rocky waterfalls, forest and glen. The soft tones of light and colour are often what it is like during the misty dawn and early morning and it is altogether enchanting – except for the midges!

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

Sponsors:- Petit Chat, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Deelish-ous Designs, JIAN, Two Moon Gardens, {what next}
Events: – Limit8, Versus Event

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

Petit Chat, currently at the Versus Event to Feb 28th
The Rustic set (can be used inside and outdoors) includes :
— Table : LI 3
— Bench : LI 2 – 2 sitters (9 animations for each)
— Stool : LI 1- 1 sitter (12 animations)
— Hat décor : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options for the rattan – 6 options for the ribbon)
— Towel : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options)
— Table Runner : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options)
— Fruit Bowl : LI 1- Texture change (6 options)

Little Branch, currently at the Limit8 Event to March 13th – *Limited Quantity*

Elm Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 10 is a good size but you can reduce to LI 4 and it is perfect for small gardens – the season I chose was spring
The pack also contains beautiful snakeweed varieties and grass meshes for extra décor

TLC Home Collection
1. From the “Harvest Helper’s” set
TLC Beagle [Standing] – LI 2 – animated
TLC Thrush – LI 1 – animated

2. “Wild Boar Collection”
TLC Wild Boar [Female] – Mama is LI 5 – animated
Piglets are from the “Dining on Berries” Fatpack
TLC Piglet Standing – LI 1 – animated
TLC Piglet standing on Step – LI 1 – animated

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{what next} – Fall Apples Centrepiece – LI 2

Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Cider Jugs (4) – LI 1

Deelish-ous Designs
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – animated and particle effect – Transfer & Modify so be careful when rezzing!

Two Moon Gardens
TMG – Hidden Heather – LI 56 – modified; taking some elements out and reducing some elements in size – it’s very adaptable. This set comes with Sunny days nature sounds, Water sounds, Dandelion emitter and Dancing butterflies – pink and aqua

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Thankful!

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The Deer Family are having a Thanksgiving tea!  And I’m celebrating all the gorgeous Autumn décor and landscaping we’ve got around at the moment.  Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is just about right.  Even in real life the berry bushes seem full of produce, maybe that’s so the animals and birds can build up stock for a cold winter.  OK, I’m not thinking about that at the moment, but I had my flu vaccination in preparation.   I’m  just intent on enjoying this beautiful and peaceful season before I need to break out the multitudinous clothing layers and hot water bottle.

The Pond Forest is by Roawenwood and it’s packed full of animations for a romantic encounter.  I think the deer have had quite enough of all that as they’ve got 3 kids already this year! Best go on a brisk walk/trot then 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Roawenwood, Merak, Florix, Little Branch, Serenity Style, unKindness
Others:- Ariskea, Hive, Heart Botanicals, Studio Skye Landscape
Events:- Blueprint, The Liaison Collaborative, UBER Event

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Roawenwood
{RW} Meadowbrook Pond Forest Getaway – LI 17
Totally enchanting animated pool for romantic encounters! Sits for Solo ladies & gents, Cuddles, Bathing and Massage Menus all included.

2. Merak
[Merak] – Fall Gazebo – LI 35
[Merak] – Pumpkin Metal Lamp – LI 2

3. Florix
.Florix. Autumn Feel – Table red (also in orange and yellow) – LI 5

4. Little Branch
Snakeweed {Animated} B – LI 2
Japanese Maple {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 5 – I used Autumn 1

Serenity Style, will be at The Liaison Collaborative November 3rd
The cutest Deer Family in the woods!
Daddy Deer – LI 3
Mum Deer – LI 3
Young Deer – LI 2
Young Deer 2 – LI 2
Baby Fawn – LI 3

unKindness
Pieces from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – very useful for woodland scenes/landscapes
uK – Old Smokem’ Trail Sign 1 – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Very Curved Path – LI 1
All have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

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Ariskea, currently at UBER Event
Ariskea [Kay Cakes] Bundt Flower Cakes – LI 1 – far too yummy for its own good!

Hive
hive // decorative twigs & berries – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify – gacha item from December 2017 ARCADE – try Marketplace resellers

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 8
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Sparse 2 – LI 2
Both on the Autumn texture

Studio Skye Landscape
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 7 – on Autumn 2 setting

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Secrets of the Forest

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The trees part to reveal a magical clearing in the forest and we see that people are not the only ones who enjoy picnics as the Eurasian Lynx family have a day out 🙂

The pergola and fountain are part of a beautiful contemporary garden set from unKindness that’s out at the new edition of FaMESHed. It’s a versatile set as I’ve used some of the brown coloured pieces in a forest setting, there are also pieces in black and white plus pergolas with hedge backing instead of the fence version that you see here.

The Landscaping is a medley of pieces formed into a forest setting and it’s by Felix, please do go and visit his sim for inspiration and sheer beauty. You’ll be as amazed as I was at the low Land Impact of his products. That stunning tree is by Little Branch and there’s versions of the flowers – pink, pink 2 and white. The wild orchids all come from the genus Bauhinia and they have large thick leaves with striking fragrant flowers. They bloom from early November through to the end of March. They are now cultivated in many areas but are generally far eastern exotic trees. The following picture shows the white blossom option.

 

 

The Eurasian lynx are medium sized wild cats native to Siberia, Central, Eastern and Southern Asia, and parts of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. They were on the endangered list at one time but selective breeding and the re-introduction of small populations into forested areas have made their numbers more stable nowadays. They have large webbed and furred paws which act like snowshoes and their coats thicken during the harsh winters. In the summer they have a short, reddish or brown coat as shown here. They’ve been observed to mew, hiss, growl and purr like domestic cats, they will ‘chatter’ at prey that is just out of reach. Eurasian Lynx are secretive and because their vocalisations are very quiet and seldom heard, their presence in an area may go unnoticed for years, apart from their tracks in the snow. Here’ s a cub on unKindness’s excellent cuddle picnic blanket and the wicker basket tulip/wine piece is included.

 

 

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

unKindness – “Contemporary Garden Set” which comprises:-
Fence Pergola (LI 6), Hedge Pergola (LI 6) and Fountain (LI 6) in White, Black and Brown versions, also Hedges (LI 1) in Cement and White.
(currently at the new edition of FaMESHed)

Landscaping by Felix (a medley from his forest items – check out his excellent sim with loads of landscaping items for very few prims)

Prizes from the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg Hunt
Still on until April 6th and well worth doing, there’s 70 prizes to find.  You’ll be able to use a good proportion of the prizes well after Easter!

1. unKindness – uK – Spring Brunch Cuddle Blanket – LI 4
uK – Spring Brunch Wine Basket – LI 2 – lovely wicker basket of tulips with couple of bottles of wine

2.  Duvet Day – [DD] Spring Blooms Decor only Chair – LI 3

Little Branch
White Orchid Tree and Bird Flower – Tree is LI 12 at default size and has a texture changer for 2 pinks and 1 white flowers
Bird of Paradise Flower is LI 3 as rezzed and has a flowers Menu for blue, yellow, pink and lime colours
at Sense Event

TLC Home Collection,  mainstore
From the “Eurasian Lynx Collection” which includes a family group on habitat.
TLC Lynx Adult Laying – LI 3
TLC Lynx Kitten Perched – LI 2
TLC Lynx Kitten Standing – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂