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.
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.
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.
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.