The Beauty of it all in Second Life

I think for those of us who started playing a long time ago, we sometimes forget how very pretty Secondlife can be. I started playing in 2007 and remember people rezzing in as newspaper print, the ugliest textures you ever saw in your life and skins that looked like, well, bland play doh consistency gone bad without a single shadow or highlight to be found. I won’t pretend to know a thing about graphics or what they do to make it look pretty and I realize the graphics of many games now are incredible. (Of course I grew up playing Pong and Donkey Kong so you know I am biased (yes, and old). But, how many of us take time to just marvel at how pretty Second Life is on its own? When I got a new pc years ago I realized I had been missing out partially because my pc was not up to par, but no one can doubt that the shading and highlighting, textures and just overall beauty of Secondlife keeps getting better. So I decided to take a few pictures, not of a fancy sim full of wonderous things, just of my own yard in the game to show that sometimes, if we just take a second to take a look, there is beauty all around us in this game we play.


QueenBrat lying around in her yard
Lying around regular light
Sunset distant



Up close reg light

I tried to show that regular light or in sunset lighting, an ordinary setting can be pretty. With the textures,mesh bodies and skins even more so.

I always liked using my photo studio in game or finding a pretty Sim, but now, maybe I will stay in my own yard more. But I also think the same thinking can be applied to life. Take a second to look at that sunset or smell that flower. What a shame it would be if Secondlife became like real life and we ignore the beauty of it all. Remember that age old saying- stop and smell the roses, well look at them too.



Beleza- Faye Blush Medium, Faye Makeup Pale

Mesh Body-Lara

Makeup-[LB Kissable Glossy Lips] Set 4 – Thulian 5, ZC – Haley Eyeshadow – Black 01

Lashes- Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N06

Shape is by me like always

Outfit-  :SS: Babygirl in Pink Tank Outfit

Jewelry- [MANDALA]Pearl Rain Onyx Set

Shoes-R.icielli – MALOU High Heels

Hair-TRUTH HAIR Bexley –  reds




Can Christmas be 3 months?

Maybe I am just inherently lazy. Maybe I am crazy. Or quite possibly both. But I have a ton of Christmas decorations, like really a lot. It takes us days to get it all out, part of that is because of the treks from the basement to bring it all up and unpack it. But once it is all out and perfect I want to keep it. If it were up to me we could start in say October or November and leave it until February. Weird, right? I mean rush rush rush. Get everything done, do that decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning. Then let’s hurry and take it all down. Why I say? When you stop and think about it how many days do we just relax and enjoy it?


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Christmas tree 2014


It’s hard to find empty branches of my tree because it has so many ornaments.  I love Christmas so even if I am lazy it’s not even about that. Christmas is beautiful. When I look at the tree it makes me happy. The sparkle, the color, the ornaments that tell a story, the story of my life in some cases. People are nicer at Christmas for the most part. More joy is to be found, more compassion in our hearts. And lets not forget the most important purpose of Christmas, Jesus was born on that day.

Of course my cats love Christmas too.

Taz eager to help
Taz eager to help
Tessa in her Christmas best
Tessa in her Christmas best
Tazzy in his Christmas finest
Tazzy in his Christmas finest
Tazzy so eager to help out
Tazzy so eager to help out
The favorite cat spot
The favorite cat spot









What they are really saying in the pics with their outfits on is; what’s wrong with you, why did you put this on me and get it off! But it is cute isn’t it?

If you look at these pictures and wonder if my tree is still up, no, it is all put away but I wish it was not. I know not everyone feels as I do, some put everything away on Christmas or the day after. And that’s fine. For me, my wish though would be to make it last, leave everything up a little bit longer. But if that is not possible, then maybe we could just keep the spirit in our hearts all year.