The Summer In December Challenge

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A while back, I lamented the fact that I have been feeling seasonally confused. Living in Australia, winter and summer are flipped from the seasons in the northern hemisphere, so when the woolens come out in Second Life, I’m ready to pull out the shorts, tank tops and thongs. My blogger mate, Wendz, is in the same situation since she lives in is from the land of luaus and hula skirts. She and I went back and forth on the subject in posts and comments and a challenge sprung from the BBQ briquettes!

So, here is the challenge:

Take a photo (or several) of a reminder of summer in December. Whether that is the season you experience or it is but a distant memory, show us what summer is like to you in December. Tell a story or just post the pics – it’s entirely up to you. Please leave a link in the comments of this post so I can come and check out your summery goodness!

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I don’t surf in real life, even though I live relatively near the beach, but hanging 10 while showing off more skin than I have any right to in a bikini sounds perfectly summery to me!

And when the sun sets, paddling in to shore with a pinkish tinge to my skin seems like the absolute best way to end a summer’s day.

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I’ve shown you mine; now show me yours 😉

Edit: If you don’t have a blog and want to play along, please do! Links to Flickr, Google+ or whatever sharing medium of your choice are all welcome…and encouraged 🙂

If you’re stumped for a place to take summery photos, check out the Explore Second Life Flickr group for inspiration! If your photo shows off the location (and it’s public) please share it to the group (with the SLurl in the description or a link to your blog post that contains it).

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Bikini: *BOOM* Hampton Bikini Floral/Apricot by Aranel Ah (available at The Dressing Room Fusion)
Necklace: je suis…nocturne necklace by Julia Merosi
Earrings: je suis…nocturne earrings by Julia Merosi
Belly Ring: EarthStones Sophia Belly Ring – Red Jasper by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Sarah Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Cherry Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand & feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Poses: *{what next}’Surf’s Up’ Pose Set For Girls by Winter Thorn (Purchased on Marketplace)

14 thoughts on “The Summer In December Challenge

  1. Bumblebee December 5, 2013 / 3:08 am

    gosh hammocks this is freezing awesome! (get it? was it that bad lol)
    waits for Cao’s pondering

    • PeepSideshow Darkward December 5, 2013 / 6:52 am

      lol it was awesome! But you know how punny I think you are ❤

      Yes, when Cao starts pondering I start prepping the place for hurricane conditions 😉

  2. PeepSideshow Darkward December 5, 2013 / 7:07 am

    Reblogged this on Be Happy in sl's Blog and commented:
    It’s Blogger Challenge time! Find those bikinis or shorts and thongs and share your Summer in December 🙂 More details inside…

  3. Aart December 5, 2013 / 10:02 am

    I do not have a blog, but I saw this on a friends blog that I read, and thought I would mention that this year I have created an Aussie bush scene for Christmas in a small skybox, anyone is welcome to come. It seems a lot of people are doing this this year, and I’m very glad as the SL winter Christmas scenes are all starting to look very alike to me and I have much more fun exploring more varied locations 🙂 If anyone takes any photos at my place I’d love to see them ( RatbagOz Shepherd) secondlife://MECCANICA/52/132/2504 – Bush Christmas

    • PeepSideshow Darkward December 5, 2013 / 10:05 am

      That is awesome and so generous of you! I’ll definitely be sure to check it out 🙂 And nothing says you have to have a blog to participate…Flickr, Google+ or any other way you might like to share.

      Merry Christmas…bush style 🙂

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