Over Hill And Dimrill Dale

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If you read my blog post yesterday, you may recall me mentioning I had been in a blue mood the previous day. When I’m feeling a bit low, winter is the season that comes to mind. I had heard that Calas Galadhon Park was being transformed into a winter wonderland, so I headed over – despite my desire to be wearing a bikini recently!

I gravitated to Dimrill Dale, probably my favourite of the many sims in the park. With darker, cooler windlight settings I took in the glorious landscape. Yes, the above photo is more pink than blue, but you can still feel the crispness in the air.

The overview is stunning, but I found myself getting caught up in the details.

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The snow-covered hay wagon and stable, home to two gorgeous and friendly horses. I could almost hear them pawing the ground and see their breath being exhaled, little puffs of happiness in the cold winter air.

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The bridges, snow-capped rails gleaming in the winter moonlight, no clouds to hold any the remnants of the winter day’s fleeting sun.

I wandered this sim for over an hour. I stopped to take frequent photos, but for the most part I just got lost in the moment. And then another. And another.

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Then I wandered into this glen. Dark at first, but as I moved toward the brightness in the distance, I felt my blue mood lifting.

I don’t know if it was something internal that brightened my outlook, but I can’t say it wasn’t climbing the hills and dales of this magical location that did the trick. Whatever it was, I was able to dig into that “too hard basket” and clear it of a tiny bit of clutter.

Sometimes blue is just a colour, after all.

6 thoughts on “Over Hill And Dimrill Dale

  1. spunknbrains November 21, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    Glad your blue mood has lifted, and yep, it’s just a color. 🙂 I’m reminded by your last few sentences that sometimes we do have to go through the darkness to emerge into the light.

  2. Roms November 22, 2013 / 3:03 am

    That is by far my most favorite place to visit in Second Life!! Every individual SIM is so well done with oodles of small details. Always leave there with a smile on my face 🙂

    • PeepSideshow Darkward November 22, 2013 / 7:31 am

      It’s one of my faves too 🙂 I’ve done several blogs with photos from there. And the snow is awesome! 😉

  3. Rwah November 22, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Hugs you and pelts you with pumpkin muffins and marshmallows.

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