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Water Garden

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A new round of The Boardwalk Event has just started and it runs for a month so there’s plenty of time to wander around and check out all the great products.

This round Designer, Victor Newchurch, has made us the, “Moment of Zen Set” which includes a picture called, “Scenes from The Tale of Genji”. This turns out to refer to an 11th century masterpiece often called the world’s first novel and it’s about the art of seduction. Very little is alluded to in a gross way but things are suggested gently… what counts is the art and the poetry. It’s rather fascinating on the whole and if you’re interested in this period of history,  there’s a short article here.

In view of all this, I decided to make a water garden which can be a rather poetic and sensual place to experience on a sultry evening with a bottle of wine and a good book when the kids have been packed off to bed!

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

Sponsors:- ::NEWCHURCH::, Storax Tree, EED
Others:- DFS, [Tia], {vespertine}, JIAN, Two Moon Gardens
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. ::NEWCHURCH:: at The Boardwalk Event
Moment of Zen Set
Scenes from The Tale of Genji – amazing picture – LI 2
The Water Stone – water falls seamlessly over the pot onto the stone bed underneath and it’s surrounded by polished wood – LI 17 as it’s a landscaping piece and a great start to a new garden for the summer, perhaps

Also ::Newchurch:: (behind the picture) is :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak from The Shen Set, available at the mainstore

2. Storax Tree at The Boardwalk Event
Paris Patio Birdbath A1 – LI 3 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Chair A1 – LI 13 – Copy with Resizer – ladies ~ 13 solo sits, gents ~ 12 solo sits
Paris Patio Table A1 – LI 4 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Pitcher Tulips A4 – LI 2 – Copy with Resizer

3. EED (landmark is their Home & Garden centre) at The Boardwalk Event
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS YELLOW resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS RED resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
There’s also a pink version

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Digital Farm System
DFS Water Field V2.4 – LI 3 – a new farming system which was introduced at this year’s Home & Garden Expo, why not visit the store… they are looking for folks to try it all out!

[Tia]
From the Madison set – Pond Lilies – LI 2 – very beautiful and I’ve used these a lot

{vespertine}
garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / turn left – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
TMG – 2 Prim Border Plant – 4 – LI 1 (repeated half dozen times)
TMG – Japanese Tree – LI 1
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

JIAN
From the Duck Family set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look R) – white – LI 1
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN Arowana Lantern *Gift* – LI 1 – gift at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Peck) – mallard – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

Dusk retreat

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Dusk is one of the nicest times of day to just sit and relax after a day’s work. And if you’re got a cuppa and a good book, it’s even better!

There are three stages of dusk. Civil dusk is when the geometric centre of the Sun’s disc goes 6 degrees below the horizon. The atmosphere still reflects some of the Sun’s light so the sky is bathed in reds and oranges. It’s an excellent time to take photographs of this softer, glowing sky. Nautical dusk happens when the Sun dips under the horizon by 12 degrees and it’s difficult to distinguish the sky from land or water, making it impossible for sailors to use the horizon as a navigation point. Most stars and constellations are now visible to the naked eye. Astronomical dusk is the official beginning of night time and the Sun is now 18 degrees below the horizon, however a very small portion of sunlight is still scattered across the sky so may prevent astronomers from observing some of the fainter stars and galaxies. Fascinating!

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Storax Tree
Others:- Apple Fall, Architect, Bad Unicorn, Ariskea, Two Moon Gardens
Events: – FaMESHed, The Saturday Sale

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

Fancy Decor, will be at April FaMESHed on 1st until 27th
Pieces from the Ruben Collection
Ruben Cactus Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Ruben Canvas – LI 1
Ruben Chair – LI 1 – 10 relaxing solo sits
Ruben Console Dresser – LI 2
Ruben Potted Plant – LI 1
Ruben Vase – LI 1

Also…
Fancy Decor: Succulent Bowl – LI 3 – from the Modular Outdoor Living Kit
Fancy Decor: Couperin Table – LI 1 – from the Couperin Collection

Storax Tree – join the Inworld group for some fantastic bargains every fortnight!
Group Gift
Clay and Bamboo Vases Au – LI 8 – Transfer/Resizer
Group Savings – only L$20
Feline Treasures – Naptime – Ginger Tabby e – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
Special Offer (in the Sales Room)
Area Round Rug A82 – LI 3

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Ariskea, Saturday Sale offer – L$75
[Calmly] Camomille basket [Decor][1] – LI 3 – also has a holdable version – two other colours available

[Bad Unicorn], Saturday Sale offer – L$75
Book Lamp – LI 3

Apple Fall
Juliette Teapot – LI 1 and Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea – LI 1

Architect.
After hours Tray – LI 1

Outside the window, I was using:-
Two Moon Gardens – Wooden Path with Borders 1 – LI 21

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Primavera

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Primavera ~ by the great Santana from their album Supernatural (1999)

“Lluvia de sol
Como Una Bendicion
La vida renace con su luz
La primavera ya llego
Todo es asi
Regreso a la raiz
Tiempo de inquieta juventud
En primavera ya

La tierra negra se vuelve verde
Y las montanas y el desierto
Un bello jardin”

“The Sun showers a Blessing
Life is reborn with its light
Spring is here
Everything is like this
Back to the roots
the time of unquiet youth
In Spring already

The black Earth becomes green
and the mountains and the desert,
A beautiful garden.”

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Serenity Style, [CIRCA]
Others:- Two Moon Gardens, RKNN
Events: – BLOOM, Prism Events

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

Granola., currently at BLOOM
Granola. Willow Swing. Lilac Grey. PG. – LI 9
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Garden Green. – LI 3
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Mustard. – LI 3

Granola. has the Willow Swings in 4 colours and the Willow Teapot Planters in 6 colours. The Swing has PG and Adult options. All user created original MESH and textures with Materials enabled. Bento animations included!

PG includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations

Adult includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations
25 Adult Animations

[CIRCA]
“Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder 2 – LI 12

Serenity Style, currently at BLOOM
Pieces from “The Gardener Corner” gacha – Transfer & Modify
The Gardener Corner RARE – LI 11
The Gardener Corner RAKE – LI 2
The Gardener Corner DECORATED SHEETS – LI 2
The Gardener Corner COMPOST BAGS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner PLANT – LI 1
The Gardener Corner GARDEN BOOTS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner MESS DRAWER – LI 2
The Gardener Corner WHEELBARROW – LI 5
The Gardener Corner BUNCH OF POTS – LI 2

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Two Moon Gardens
TMG – Behind Closed Walls 2 – LI 88 – highly modified for this scene… it’s very adaptable!

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Gabriel is wearing RKNN
Finn’s Pants Bootcut Pale Green for Jake
Finn’s RainBoots Dirty Green for Jake
Finn’s Suspenders for Jake
Finns Shirt Light Grey for Jake

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2019 #3

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Today, I’ve got three more creative designers for you from the Expo!

1. First up is LozMac Designs and you’ll find them on Hope 3.  Lulu-Belle (Lilith Sablatnig) runs LozMac and she’s a Real World Artist, too.  Check out her Second Life® creations blog and also on Marketplace.

Lulu’s first Donation item is the Clear Background Wall/Floor Decal textured with “Heart Mandala 1 – Mint & Pink”. This item is a convex prim. The front face and reverse have been textured with Lulu’s art, the rest have been set to clear.  This artwork is equally happy decorating walls as well as floors.

The second Donation item is the Wall Hanging textured with the same mandala design. Complex flowing vines and a plethora of hearts make up this mandala. Other colour versions are available with more to follow. My photograph was taken on advanced lighting so you can see the shininess of the satin texture, depending on what Windlight you choose.  Both pieces are Copy & Modify and have a Land Impact of 1. Naturally, my ragdoll cat had to get in there amongst the posh artworks but you can roughly gauge the size of the products from the size of the kitty!

 

2. Next up we’ve got Painted Pixels by Designer. Jenny Ashland. They are also on Marketplace. Painted Pixels specialises in small homes that will fit on the smallest of plots. You’ll find them on Hope 1.

Two homes are the Donation items.  Little Living – LI 21 and Boxer – LI 27

Little Living is an open plan, light and airy home on one floor. Glass doors swing open to reveal a ground floor living space with a fabulous full window section at the far end.  A small porch area decorates the front entrance of Little Living and lends itself to pot plants and patio furniture.  Although small, the house feels large inside and with a good garden by the window wall you could extend the feeling of spaciousness. The footprint is 13.8 meters by 6.9 meters and 0.218 meters high.

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Boxer is composed of a living area on the ground floor and a walled garden roof.  Boxer’s size is 2.02 meters by 0.89 meters and 0.16 meters high, there are sliding glass doors to the outside which includes a little courtyard, and steps to a grass covered roof garden at the side of the house.

Boxer has the Easy Texture Changer Pro for windows, walls, trim and doors plus security settings. The windows you can set open or closed for the horizontal windows, and the doors can also be set open or closed. They look as if you’ve got roller blinds on the inside of the windows/doors when closed. There’s texture change for the Outside walls 1 and 2 – green, white, tan and blue. The inside walls of the ground floor room have options of 4 neutral shades. The trim outside has options of green, white, tan and blue. With all these choices you’ll be able to change the house for that individual look.

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3.   Last, but not least, our third Designer is GARDEN CENTRE by GC Underwood.  You’ll find GARDEN CENTRE on Hope 4.

There are two 100% Donation items – Love Island and Boxhill

“Love Island” is a beautiful tropical hideaway complete with rocks, palm trees, animated waves and island style décor.  There are over 30 couples poses included in the décor.  Footprint is around 40 meters by 10 meters and the Land Impact is 75.

 

“Boxhill” is a contemporary concrete industrial style open plan dwelling with glass walls and garage style doors. Indoors, the windows are tinted for privacy. Just click on the outside glass doors to allow them to raise up into the ceiling and reveal the furnishings.  This is a complete product – building and landscaping – that you can simply rez and enjoy.

Relax around the lap pool with elegant landscaping and a flowing fountain that has tranquil noise.  Boxhill is partially furnished with items from Blizzard creations. The bed, sofa, armchairs and garden bench all have couples or single poses. Boxhill can also be used as a sky dwelling by adding extra railings around the edge.

House – 31 prims
Landscaping – 163 prims
Furniture and décor – 113 prims
Total – 307 prims
Footprint – approximately 30 metres by 33 metres

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*Not Expo
Flowers and Nature scenes by Two Moon Gardens

JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 13 – texture Seal

For loads more info on the Expo – please check out Post #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 🙂

Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂