A Tree Grows In Second Life

I like trees in both lives. Who doesn’t, really? In Second Life, they can make an important building block for your landscaping needs. Like with a lot of the things that I will talk about here, on the blog, I often buy trees at shopping events. Fameshed is a good event for landscaping needs.

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The tree is from Heart, one of their Silver Birch bushes. I tend to use birch trees as the basis for my landscaping, I’m not sure why. Maybe it is because I am a Midwestern girl. The detailing on the trees are good, and I like the “realism” that the bring to a sim.

The grass is from [We’re Closed], a perennial Second Life favorite. The grass fills a lot of space and only has a land impact of one. An excellent part of anyone’s outdoors landscaping wardrobe.

The background trees are actually sim decoration by my landlord. He really sets a high bar on his Woody Creek sim with some really pretty landscaping.

Land Impacts: Heart – Silver Birch – Bush1 [3], [we’re CLOSED] grass field lush [1]

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The Trompe Loeil Fisher Point Cottage

I really loved this cottage when I saw it at a recent event. I have to admit that I don’t really need a new cottage or house, but Trompe Loeil makes such beautiful things that I couldn’t resist. And I think that one of the best ways to build a home design “wardrobe” in Second Life is to check out events where items are often going to be sold more cheaply anyway.

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In the background is a pool feature (also from Trompe Loeil) that I will talk about another time. Continue reading “The Trompe Loeil Fisher Point Cottage”

Coming Soon….

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about this blog. My Second Life (and my first one two) just got super busy around the end of last year, so I didn’t have time to focus on this like I wanted to. I’m going to try to be more active, with smaller posts with more photography. Let’s hope that, at least.

As a teaser, this is a work in progress on our parcel. I am trying to be better about landscaping. This is a “woods” that I have been building on our parcel. The bulk of it is made up of Enchanted Woods by Studio Skye, but that birch in the foreground is from Heart. Both are great resources for buying “wooded” bits and pieces for your landscaping. Like I said in my first post, the important thing to do is to build up a nice “closet” of pieces from quality shops you like, and use them as your building blocks.

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Oh, I almost forgot…that pathway is from MishMish and that little bit of grass is also from them.

More to come!

Land Impacts: MishMish – Path to spring (mix) [2], Heart – Silver Birch – Copse x 4 [22], MishMish  – Spring Grass Yellow Flowers (big) [1], Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 2 (path) [18], Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 3 (trees) [17].