Country Views

Covid… thank you .. not! Pandemic.. blah! Live it, breath it, survive it, my new motto. But it is keeping me from my one thing I love most in my life……FAMILY! So when the going gets tough I get creative. I’ve been told my art work in SecondLife shows my emotions. When I am up, or down or even sideways!! *smiles* So this photo was done in my walk about Secondlife. Not sure which emotion this one reveals but I dont’ care as I truly love how it turned out.

Sadly I don’t have the landmark for this location, but so well worth the walk through I did. It even brought me back to the day I used to ride horses all the time. So out came my glorious Bento horse. Thank you Secondlife for allowing some of the smaller pleasures in life.

Neglecting My Blog

Well would seem as of late I had just simply put an overwhelming RL and then along came the writers block on what to say. SO I have decided my blog will be about a variety of things and not just travelling in Secondlife with me. May be about fashion (not likely much on that), travels in SecondLife, Friendships, Art etc. Today I was debating what to post here. So today is about my dear friend Wanna

Social Distancing

Well, what can I say, as front line workers (healthcare), we find we go to work as we are needed and honestly when the going gets tough, nurses never run and hide.  We tend to just dig in and persevere.  We work, come home and self isolate, to protect our loved ones, and when we go out we maintain the social distancing.  These two little guys cracked me up when I landed on this sim because all I could see in my warped sense of humour was them social distancing.  Maybe I’m a little too in tune to this lately, but it did give me a good laugh.

This sim is always changing and never fails to amaze me, but I do love to come here and check it out regularly.  I love how relaxing it is and scenic.  For the lovebirds out there, there are lots of cute little spots for romance.

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Cherishville

Part 2 Kindred Spirit

You got it in you!  In this sim, you can find the time to find it in you! It is in you!  Let your creativity flow.  Shut out the negativity and self-doubt and let your spirit fly with the angels.  This sim truly woke up my senses to explore and create again.  Don’t let your lights get put out by others, rise above them and their negativity.  You got it in you! Don’t let others change who you are or want to be.  Be you and be true to yourself.  Jan 23 Kindred Spirit_006blog

A sim inspired me and a friend sent me this fabulous song that can be linked to on my Flickr, Brat 

Check out again I remind you this glorious sim, Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit

Ok after a 15-year lifestyle in SecondLife off and on, I have to say very little fails to surprise me.  But I have to say today I was blown away by the sim Kindred Spirit  It was amazing to land here and to explore I can honestly say I spent hours there changing outfits, trying different windlights and on and on it went.  The owner of the sim does it as it is a passion for him.  This is one capture I did while there but I will be posting more on Flickr as it truly is amazing.  Well worth the stop!  It opens the imagination and frees the mind.  So if you check out Bart’s amazing work, please stop and look at this Flickr and share your views of the sim too.  Kindred Spirit Estate

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Kindred Spirit

Friendships ~ Raven~

Some people accidentally stumble into your life, but there must always be a reason why things happen.  For us, it was to become good solid friends that no one can destroy, and trust me some have tried.  She is fantastic, a spitfire with a lot of personality.  She is a true artist, her photos are from just simply amazing simple photos or even erotic.  Raven has mastered the challenge of being a great erotic photographer to one as simple as friends hanging out together.  Raven now has mastered blogging as well, check it out at  Raven’s Riches This picture we did together reminded me how much I genuinely cherish this friendship.  Please look at her take on this photo, Brat & Raven

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The sim we went to was Lost Lagoon it is a glorious little sim with lots of nice photo opportunities awaiting you all there.  It truly is worth the drop by to see what all they have.  Plus I needed to get off my snowy sim… LOL buried in it in real life (about 3 feet) so having solid ground that is brown or green under my feet in Secondlife was welcome.

Happy New Year

We know that people struggle at this time of year.  We inevitably have some not so fortunate as others.  For those of you like this, I wish you all the best in the New Year.  For those of us a bit more blessed, we do have those moments we aren’t so fortunate, I also wish you all the best in 2020.  Here is hoping we all get a fresh start and new beginnings for this beautiful year.  As for my New Years Resolution, it is to do onto others as I would wish would be done onto me.  To be kind and giving and to share whatever I can with those less fortunate.  My other resolution is to shed the 5 pounds I seemed to have sucked on over the holiday season *winks*

Happy New Year to you ALL!!

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Friendships

Different people enter your life for a variety of reasons.  Some enter your life to create havoc and chaos, those are just a bit toxic, so eliminate them.  Others embrace your life to share knowledge, talent and creativity.  Dear Mr. K entered my life to share a wonderful friendship.  We explore a lot and I’ve learned amazing amounts with his encouragement.  He loves to share the load of whatever is going on at the time (as evidenced below).

This particular day we went exploring and wanted to save my boots from getting wet as he knows I struggle with “cold feet” all the time *hahaha* for real, I do. Belita’s Let it Snow is a small part sim but very well done and worth sharing with you.  Worth you sharing with a friend *smiles*

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Belita’s Let it Snow

Winter Wonderland

In Secondlife, you have to go at least peek at the NCY Christmas sim.  It won’t be up for long, looking at the name of the sim.  But it is quite pleasant to wander through.  I am happy to have the time to get on and take photos and blog. For me, this is relaxing and creative.  In this particular photo, I had to do several adjustments as I’m a rather curvy avatar.  But it was just too cute to not play with, especially as the little baby reindeer kept popping into the photo.  So she got included (yes, I deemed it was a she). 

Have a very, very Merry Christmas, everyone!!

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A NYC Christmas

Winter in SL

Enjoying the seasons in Secondlife one can have so much more fun than you can in RL.  You don’t freeze or get soaked. While I love the snow falling in both worlds here you don’t have to shovel it.   I love the look of a winter wonderland and seeing how creative designers are on their sims and their interpretation of the season.   Truly it is a wonderful time of the year.  This particular photo was taken at Missing Melody.  A wonderful sim to explore, small and unique and very quaint.  This photo shows how I learned to add snow to the photo (a blizzard effect) in photoshop plus I created my own pose.

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Missing Melody