Petals on the Wind

Another beautiful display at the Second Life Home & Garden Expo is by Petals on the Wind (sim 7). I admit I have never heard of them before, but they have created a lovely “garden of gentle decay” at the Expo. From regular and flowering grasses, trees and decaying logs, plus buildings, I can see this becoming one of my favourite garden shops…if I ever move off the beach. Sigh. After checking out this year’s expo, that may become a reality!

I’ve included a few photos taken in their display forest, using different light settings. Once again, I urge you to wander through the gardens at the Expo using different windlight settings. The light can completely change the mood.

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The Home & Garden Expo closes on June 2, so if you haven’t been yet, don’t dawdle!

Home Is Where The Heart Is

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I’m queuing up the next post for the Home & Garden Expo. I need to get back to finding hair and shooting photos for my next Single Frame Stories post, so I’m going to be running through SL like a woman possessed tomorrow! Oh, and I’ve signed on for Avatar Blogger Month at – thirty posts in thirty days, starting June 1! I try to post every day, anyway, but occasionally I miss one here and there. But in June, there will be no rest for the wicked, so I’m planning on using my post queue to try to get a head start. Please hop on over to this post to check out the Avatar Blogger Month – and I hope to see you’re up to the challenge, too!

Now, back to the subject of this post! If you’ve been around Second Life for any time at all, you’ve most likely heard of Heart Botanicals. They’re one of the older and best established gardening shops in SL. This year, at the H&G Expo, they have a stunning display of a mesh garden, which is “coming soon.” Yes, we all love a tease! It’s a gorgeous build, and I was content to let my avatar wander, checking out the detail and finding the right locations to shoot my photographs. I have said before, I’m a portrait photographer, not a landscape photographer, so I haven’t really done this location justice. Just wander over to Sim 5 of the Home & Garden Expo and check it out in person!

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I encourage you to play with your lighting – Windlight, preferably, but at least adjust your standard environment settings while you’re in this wooded glen. The difference in lighting can change it from an open, sunny glen to an eerily spooky forest! Loads of fun and so beautiful 🙂