Looking for the Summer

Looking for the Summer

Look deep into the April face
A change has clearly taken place
Looking for the summer

The eyes take on a certain gaze
And leave behind the springtime days
Go looking for the summer

This ain’t no game of kiss and tell
The implications how you know so well
Go looking for the summer

The time has come and they must go
To play the passion out that haunts you so
Looking for the summer

Remember love how it was the same
We scratched and hurt each others growing pains
We were looking for the summer

And still I stand this very day
With a burning wish to fly away
I’m still looking
Looking for the summer

Looking For The Summer‘ ~Chris Rea~

I’ve not done a weather report on my part of the world in awhile, so here it is! It’s cold……..relatively speaking…….and snowy…….with some rain thrown in and…did I mention cold? September was trucking along fairly well early on, we had warm autumn weather with warm breezes and the harvest was in full swing…..then……it started to suck. We got a couple rainy days, then the highs for the days got lower and lower……then a couple days ago it snowed, and it’s not gone yet!! We had flurries yesterday and a high of +4°C…like…….wtf? The sad part about cold weather like this, this early is that every day we have a cold day now is one less day of nice weather we’ll have. The normal highs right now are +14°C, so we’re a long way from that and the coming week looks a bit better, but not up to the norm. So, here I sit…..looking for the summer, hell I’d be happy just to find autumn….it’s way to early for this sh*t!

It appears I’m looking for something here, and since I’m at the lovely Summers Wind, I’m sure to find summer here.

I’m wearing the gorgeous ‘Lillian Gown’ from *Just BECAUSE* here, and I think it’s one of the prettiest gowns ever. The panel down the side has a sheer(seen here) and solid version and the simple neckline keeps all the attention there. If you love this look but aren’t in the mood for a gown, the ‘Leanne Dress’ is the same upper, but it’s mid-thigh length is a little more casual and perfect for cocktails.

The 2018 version of the Hair Fair started on the 22nd and against my better judgement I made a visit. The ‘M120’ hair from .:CHEVEUX:. is new and exclusive to the event. If you’ve managed to get in to shop and have maybe gone over your budget, at least you can rest easy knowing a portion of every purchase goes towards Wigs for Kids, such a great cause to support. There are a bunch of LM’s that will get you to the different areas of the event, so search it in-world for all the LM’s. Here’s one that I used successfully, it’s the Foils West cam shopping sim, good luck.

As always I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

When I took this picture I failed to make note of the pose I used, and with my memory such as it is, for the life of me I can’t remember what it was. Sorry.

Play Me

Play Me

She was morning, and I was night time
I one day woke up
To find her lying beside my bed
I softly said “Come take me”
For I’ve been lonely in need of someone
As though I’d done someone wrong somewhere
But I don’t know where, I don’t know where
Come lately

You are the sun, I am the moon
You are the words, I am the tune
Play me

Song she sang to me
Song she brang to me
Words that rang in me,
Rhyme that sprang from me
Warmed the night, and what was right
Became me

You are the sun, I am the moon
You are the words, I am the tune
Play me

[Instrumental]

And so it was that I came to travel
Upon a road that was thorned and narrow
Another place, another grace
Would save me

You are the sun, I am the moon
You are the words, I am the tune
Play me
You are the sun, I am the moon
You are the words, I am the tune
Play me……

Play Me‘ ~Neil Diamond~

It’s been a really quiet Saturday, so far…..and I don’t expect it’s going to change. I’m going to keep it simple in order to not overtax my brain, so it’s just a song for you today! And of course a photograph…..of me…….again. I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

I’m using one of the poses from the ‘Bodyache’ sets of poses from Le Poppycock here. There’s 2 sets with 7 poses in each set and they’re all a nice variety of standing, sitting and laying………and all perfectly sexy! The ‘Bodyache’ sets of poses are available now at The Chapter Four.

I’m wearing the sexy ‘Anyway Bodysuit’, in black, from Asteria. It comes with both a solid and a lace version here with the option to wear the belt or not. The metals are HUD driven with 4 options each for the belt and the neck.

The ‘Bloom’ hair is from TRUTH Hair.

I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m sitting on the ‘Distressed Piano’ from Nutmeg and the sheet music is also from them, and both are available now at Shiny Shabby.

The ‘Sepia Peonies’ are from Nomad.

I visited the ‘Cafe des Arts’ at Summers Wind for this picture. Imagin@rium Art has an exposition by Giancarlo Perini, from RL to SL, and it’s outside, plus there are some nice pieces inside, which is where I am here.

Imagine

Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

‘Imagine’ ~Eddie Vedder~ (written by John Lennon)

This song is more powerful and relevant today as it’s ever been, it almost brings me to tears thinking of the world we live in and knowing it doesn’t have to be this way. When it becomes overwhelming, I just narrow my world down to focus solely on what’s good in my life. I consider myself extremely lucky, I’m loved, I live in a wonderful part of the world, and I have all that I need. I try to stay focused on what’s good, rather than be sucked into the maelstrom of unrest that permeates this world, and if it means I look no further than outside my own physical surroundings, as long as I heave peace, that’s all that matters. I hope everyone is having a happy and peaceful Sunday, wherever you happen to be.

This picture is completely different from what you’re used to seeing from me! Firstly…….I’m not in it! I know….when was the last time I wasn’t part of the scenery? Well, today I want to bring to your attention that Summers Wind has reopened after some renovations! I’ve been calling the Winds Communities home since they first opened and there’s no way I’m leaving……..even if I’m ever evicted…I’ll fight to the bitter end to stay! 😀 Summers Wind is the main sim in the community, and it has the largest public areas of them all. The scenery is breathtaking with cliffs, shoreline, and trees all perfect for photography or just enjoying some time out in the fresh air. Summers Wind also has 6 homes to rent, stores, a small dance club, and events center so there’s lots of amenities to enjoy. Winters Wind consists of 9 private rental homes, but there are some public areas to visit. Autumns Wind is the newest part of the community, with 4 rental homes and gorgeous surroundings and public areas also. And Springs Wind completes the Winds Communities, but is private. If you’re interested in making the Winds Communities your home you can see what’s available by stopping in at the Pay Center, from there you can TP to the various available homes.

So, today is the inauguration of the exhibition by Giancarlo Petrini, “Petrini continues the Imagin@rium Art itinerary which proposes artists from the real world who want to be known by the vast international public of Second Life.”. It’s at Summers Wind and along with the newly renovated sim to explore and the art, the fun will continue into the evening with dancing to funky and soul music by DJ Van Loopen. The fun all starts at 1 PM SLT!

Blowin’ in the Wind……More Relevant Now Than Ever Before!

Blowin’ in the Wind……More Relevant Now Than Ever Before!

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan

I’ve loved Bob Dylan music from back in the early 80’s and I’m constantly struck by just how timeless his songs are! His protest songs of the 60’s are just as meaningful today as they were then…..times are a’changing…….but is it for the better?

While we’re on the topic of wind, here’s one of the poses from the Windblown A & B sets of poses from Le Poppycock! The months go by so fast, so it’s hard to believe another round of The Chapter Four is on….but it is! I think you all know my thoughts on poses from Le Poppycock….I think words like perfection, unique, and natural have all been said before….but really, it’s all true! There’s two packs to the set and both have the usual high quality poses that I’ve come to expect, and that keep us bloggers looking our best! There’s also a new and very cute couples pose available for all the happy couples out there!

I’ve got a simple outfit today! It’s simple….but oh so pretty! I’ve donned a couple of items that are exclusive to the November round of Designer Showcase and I think they go together perfectly!

Firstly, is the Yanikka Gown from KiB Designs. The dress is fitted for the Maitreya, eBody, and SLink mesh bodies, plus comes in two fitmesh sizes! There’s three colours per HUD and six designs to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. This dress is a showstopper that will make anyone feel like a million bucks! 🙂

Also at Designer Showcase is the Moksha complete texture change set from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLERY. The pearls are piled up high on the complete set that includes the necklace, left and right bracelets, and two sizes of earrings. They’re HUD driven from one HUD with six colours to choose from.

The Grace hair is from Mina Hair and from the light browns pack.

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin from itGirls, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 and flat feet from Slink.

I’m out on the edge of my dock at the gorgeous Winters Wind sim! The Summers Wind and Winters Wind sims are so pretty, and perfect for photography!

All Hell for a Basement

All Hell for a Basement

And now I’m free to go
But time cannot remove
The only life I know
Now only time will prove
Yes, only time will prove

If I have lost my way
‘Cause I hear a tale
About a heaven in Alberta
Where they’ve got all hell for a basement

All Hell For A Basement ~Big Sugar~

There’s a few lines from one of my favourite songs! That’s about all I can offer you on this chilly Sunday morning!

I love this top from Stories&Co. by Flowey! The Lisbeth Tee looks like a few of my favourites in real life! It’s a well worn top with some incredible illustrations done by Celeste ‘Jim’ Forwzy. It comes in ten solid colours and five prints, is compatible with the Slink and Maitreya mesh bodies, and all perfectly comfy for a Sunday at home with movies and popcorn!! It’s available now at the current round of n21.

And what’s the best thing to wear on a Sunday at home in front of the TV? Why leggings of course! For this I opted for the Mermaid Leggings from {MYNX}! They come in six colours and are TMP, Maitreya, SLink, Belleza mesh bodies, and classic avatars compatible. Love!!

The pose I’m using here is from the Bowties are Cool pack from don’t freak out!.

I want to mention where I’m at here in this photo! You all know I was basking in the sunshine at Summerwind South for most of the summer….well Summerwind South is no more, but I now have a fabulous cabin on the beach at Winters Wind! There’s two new sims to explore at Summers Wind and Winters Wind. There’s residential, commercial, and recreational areas for everyone to explore, plus some really great areas just begging for picture taking! I think I’ve found my forever home! 🙂

I’m still in the process of moving in but a few things I have behind me are the Himalayan Salt Lamp from [free bird]. If you want a diverse collection of gachas, [free bird] is where you want to be! The leather chair and pillow is from floorplan. / brocante.. The Pedestal Fan in bronze is from [tmk] and the Vintage Frame/lemonade is from tarte.

As always, I’m using the Maitreya, Lara mesh body, the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the flat feet from SLink.