The Vines in My Mind

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“You are my water, sun, my soil, my life
You pull me out of every cold dark night
I wrap you up with the vines in my mind
I’ve got flowers in my head, blooming just for you …
I’ve never lived the colors in my mind
You make me breathe and sing them all the time
Brilliant blooms, to you I’ll always be tied
I’ve got flowers in my head, blooming just for you
I’ve got flowers in my head, with all the love I have …”


Genesis Lab Head – Melissa
Genesis Lab Skin – Ingrid (Vanilla)
Mandala Ears – Steking Ears Season 5
Avi-Glam Eyes – Serene Eyes (Tropical) New Release @ Cosmopolitan, through October 8th *
Elikatira Hair – Lia (Redheads HUD) New Release @ Shiny Shabby, through October 15th *

Style & Pose

ECCO Jewelry – Aditya Headchain
LODE Headpiece – Fuchsia Head Accessory (White) New Release @ Shiny Shabby, through October 15th

Destination & Inspiration

🎧 Sounds: Jessica Rotter – Flowers in My Head


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Happy new week, lovely friends! I know I’m a day late; I’d actually intended to get this post up over the weekend, but time has been spiriting away from me faster than a freight train. It’s my goal to get a queue of pictures and posts done this week so I can take a breath again; if you see me in-world and I’ve got my Busy Mode auto-response activated (such brilliant feature that I think may be exclusive to Firestorm), please don’t take it personally! It’s just me trying to get mah blog on; either that, or I’ve mistakenly left it going and I’m tabbed out of SL browsing pictures, which is entirely something I’m guilty of doing. (Flickr baby, I can’t quit you!)

I would be sublimely happy if I could create a clone who would do all my mundane RL worky stuff, whilst the original me spends hours on end looking at all the lovely photographs the SL community creates. And it must be said, those pictures are brilliant for marketing purposes. Every time I see something I’d like to buy, I bookmark it with the intention of checking it out in world or on the MP when time allows. The last time I peeked into that folder, I had about a hundred entries. Yikes! Anyone have a cloning program that can also produce Linden dollars en masse, or perhaps create a generous benefactor with endless pockets who would find great pleasure in seeing me collect all the lovely clothing and accouterments? I think in cheeky-speak they are called sugar daddies (or mamas). Yes, one of those would suit me quite fine. ;) ♡

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“I’m more awake than I have felt
A distant fear breaks at my feet
This is the bay, these are the breaking waves
I still know you here …
And I fear I might forget this moment
Let it breathe into the breeze and
If I lose a path already found
Far away, locked away, locked away …”


Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head & Skin – Melissa
Truth Hair – Kora (Gingers HUD)
Avi-Glam Eyes – Hypnotic Eyes (Fjord) New Release *
Damien Fate Eyelashes – FATELashes v2.0
Aurica Store Tattoos – Elania (Maitreya, Slink, TMP & Omega Appliers) New Release @ Totally Top Shelf, through June 23rd *

Style & Pose

Ricielli Bikini – Roya Bikini (in Brown for Maitreya Lara & Belleza Isis) New Release @ Tropical Summer Fair, through June 17th *
ECCO Jewelry – Layered Ankle Chains (Fatpack for Maitreya, Belleza & Slink) New Release
Label Motion Pose – Scene #2 Pose 4 New Release @ Shiny Shabby, through June 15th *

Destination & Inspiration

✈ Sights: Baja Sands
🎧 Sounds: Polarsets – Tropics

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

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Happy new week, dear friends! I know the usual mood is to be grumbly about the weekend’s passing, or to have “a case of the Mondays”, as they say. But I’ve just been so jubilant and merry these last few days, that the dawning of another lovely week full of promise and possibilities is something to look forward to. I know, I know – I sound like one part Snow White, and another part a very dedicated MDMA-enthusiast or similar! But honestly and truly, I’m not intoxicated, a Disney princess, or an intoxicated Disney princess (although that sounds like an absolute blast!) I’m just really, really enjoying being back in Second Life again. It’s so good to be home. ♡

Another thing that finds me so happy is the discovery that familiar sights and sims are still in-world and open for visiting and exploration. One of those favorites for me is The Trace Too, a gorgeous beachside sim with such a lovely vibe and peaceful ambiance. It was the perfect locale for my pictures as I enjoyed my return visit, and paid quiet homage to places that had left the grid, perhaps never to be seen again. But this fluidity of our virtual world has a certain grace to it, not unlike a beautiful dancer: you become captivated by the sights, but in order to keep from being in stasis, a sense of vitality and motion can be essential.

I’m getting a little esoteric and poetic, and it’s probably the lack of sleep playing with my thoughts, but as much as I appreciate and adore sims that are “institutions” on the grid, I also appreciate the new iterations that rise from the ashes, or the new inspirations that make the grid a constantly evolving place. But while there are some days when I’m mesmerized and magnetized to discovering new places, there are others when I just want to set adrift on blissful memories of the past …

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
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Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
* Hair // Convolution by Rezology
* Eyes // Ardent Eyes (Aqua v2) by Avi-Glam for Cosmopolitan, through May 21st
* Tattoo // Madi Tattoo (Black) by Aurica Store for Fair Play, through May 27th


Jewelry // Aditya Headchains (Fatpack) by ECCO for Thrift Shop, through May 30th
Top // Dalena Laced Crop Top (Fatpack) by Blueberry
Skirt // Lise Skirt (Coral) by Miss Chelsea for Uber, through May 22nd

Pose & Destination

* Pose // Brenda Poses (#6 and #1) by Label Motion New Release!
Location // The Trace Too

Song Spark

PM Dawn – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss