Saying Goodbye To Another Favourite

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I was saddened when I heard that Dryland was set to close sometime in March. This was one of the first locations I used as a backdrop for my photos in the early days of my blog. It is a quirky desert setting with some amazing art installations. It is set up mainly for photography and machinima and if you haven’t been to visit, do not put it off. It is one of those places, like 2304 Rain that is a photographer’s dream and will soon be gone from Second Life.

I am sure that a huge number of bloggers have been putting on their coldLogic finery to enter that store’s latest photo contest. I am no different. I entered the photo from my post yesterday, but I decided to head to Dryland to shoot a few more pictures. I liked the juxtaposition of this very feminine dress against the stark background of the desert. I haven’t decided yet whether to enter one of these photos in the contest, as well, but I wanted to take advantage of putting these two together before it is too late.

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I doubt I’ll get back to Dryland before it disappears from the Second Life landscape, but I am happy I had a chance to spend a little time there before saying goodbye to yet another favourite.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Dress: coldLogic dress – singer.onyx by coldLogic
Shoes: Slink Hera Wrap Heel Gold for Slink High Feet by Siddean Munro
Necklace: [MANDALA] YAKUSHI ORANGE by Kikunosuke Eel
Earrings: [MANDALA] YAKUSHI ORANGE by Kikunosuke Eel
Hair: Analog Dog – .b – issues – sangria by Queue Marlowe
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Pink Rose :: Back :: 50% :: B12019 by Leti Hax
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eye Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Smokey Eyes by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High 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

Pose in front of plane: Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1 – 5 by Di Hoorenbeek
Pose in front of cube: Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1 – 3 by Di Hoorenbeek
Pose with Mr Rooster: aDORKable Poses: Touch Me 4 by Adorkable Peapod
Pose in caravan door: aDORKable Poses: Ella 2 by Adorkable Peapod

Location – Dryland

Milestones and Moments

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

This is my 100th blog post. I’ve been thinking about it for about a week, knowing it was coming up. I wanted to do something different for it, since it’s a milestone. I’ve been trying to come up with some sort of a special photograph to go along with it – a new location, a new technique, something different.

But my inspiration failed me.

It’s been a good week for me, in many ways. I have reached daily and weekly highs on views of my blog, I hit 100 blog followers (not counting Facebook followers), and I won my first photo contest. But a couple of comments and events in Second Life upset me, and I’ve barely logged on. Oh, well…we appreciate the sunshine more after the rain, right? I’ll get over it and I’ll soon be prancing my way happily through SL again soon, drama be damned.

Instead, I’ve decided that the moments are more important than the milestone. So rather than stress over an all new photo for this post, I have created a gallery of some companion shots of those I’ve blogged before. Most are new edits; the others are ones that for one reason or another, I didn’t choose at the time. But each one represents a moment in the evolution of my journey.

You can click on a photo to enlarge it, or just glance over the thumbnails. Either way, this is a glimpse of my story thus far.

Thank you for being a part of my world. This blog has come to be a reflection of who I am. Each moment I share here lets you see a bit more of who I am. Not just Peep, but the real me.

I hope you stick around for the next 100…and more.