The Spring Season Challenge: Butterfly Effect

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Once again, I find myself doing an nonseasonal challenge. While I was feeling springy/summery at the beginning of the antipodean autumn, I am still feeling that way now. Perhaps it is because it has been rather warm so far this autumn with quite a lot of rain. Whatever the reason, I am not in the mood to revolt this time around and start up an opposite-season challenge of my own 😉 Instead, I will just play along happily with Miss Berry.

Here is what she has asked us to do for this challenge:

Meme Instructions: Share a spring-themed picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments (of this post) and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

1. What is the spring season like where you live? – Living on the east coast of Australia, we don’t have harsh winters. So spring really kind of creeps up on us. It gradually warms throughout the day and begins to be a bit warmer at night. We have rain, but then we do during all seasons (not so much summer, except for thunderstorms). Since we don’t have deciduous trees and we have native plants that bloom all year around the biggest difference is the type of flowers that blossom.

2. What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring? – Butterflies, tulips, daffodils – in short, colour! I grew up in the U.S. midwest, so when I think of spring, I think of that transformation from brown grass, bare trees and snow to a green lawn, budding branches and flowers bursting with colour. A close second to the bright colours, though, is the warmth of the sun on my face.

3. Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment? – There are so many sims now that change with every season that I love, but the one that stays springy all year around is Wanderstill, Ode, where I shot this picture. It not only doesn’t change for the seasons, it has remained very much as it is now for several years. That is what makes it such a familiar favourite of mine.

While I am not a fantasy-type girl, the butterflies of spring were the inspiration for my photo. I’m not a wings person, either (not counting my Red Wings 😉 ) but these from VERO MODERO are just stunning. They may be meant to be angel wings, but for me, they completed my butterfly effect.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Corset, Wings & Crown: [VM] VERO MODERO / Rainbow Angel Green Red by Bouquet Babii
Panties: Carrie’s Lingerie – CB~wrath collection panties red by Carrie Bridger
Necklace: Pure Poison – PP- Red & Gold Wilda Necklace by Shaleene Kenin
Earrings: [MANDALA] Osenbei earrings/Gold by Kikunosuke Eel
Shoes: Slink Siren Stilettos Gold by Siddean Munro (for Slink High Feet)
Hair: Analog Dog – AD – tootsie – dark reds by Queue Marlowe (NEW!)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 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 NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: ..::Vibe::.. – Free Spirit 05_ by Journey Lorakeet (available at Limited Bazaar)

Location: Wanderstill, Ode

Photo taken with the LumiPro HUD