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Photo Tips from Berry Singh   1 comment

Here are some photo tips from Strawberry Singh, which I discovered today on New World Notes — thanks, Ham!  Even old hands can learn new things, and I discovered some goodies about WindLight and Firestorm I didn’t know about.

Be prepared for maybe a minute of dead air at the beginning as Berry is getting things set up; don’t touch your dial, as she’ll come in soon.  Additionally, be prepared for a photobombing visitor in the background close to the end — a rather “EEEwwww”-worthy Hallowe’en clown (grin).

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One More Visit To the Mont   1 comment

LaVian at Mont Saint Michel 6

The Archangel loved heights.  Standing on the summit of the tower that crowned his church, wings upspread, sword uplifted, the devil crawling beneath,…Saint Michael held a place of his own in heaven and on earth….  His place was where the danger was greatest; therefore you find him here.  For the same reason he was, while the pagan danger lasted, the patron saint of France.  So the Normans, when they were converted to Christianity, put themselves under his powerful protection.  So he stood for centures on his Mount in Peril of the Sea, watching across the tremor of the immense ocean — immensi tremor oceani — as Louis XI…inscribed on the collar of the Order of Saint Michael which he created.  So soldiers, nobles, and monarchs went on pilgrimage to his shrine; so the common people followed, and still follow, like ourselves….

Henry Adams
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Chapter 1

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The Lady in Red   Leave a comment

Finesmith Julia 2

You can’t get much redder than this ensemble from Finesmith. Yula is getting more and more into the couture side of fashion, and this outfit, complete with shoes, “gorget” and SLink nail appliers, comes in several colors; but Keiko finds red about as perfect a color as anything.

Oh, the lady in red, the fellahs are crazy for the lady in red
She’s a bit gaudy, but lawdy, what a personality

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Femme Fatale   Leave a comment

A fast one today; I’m running way behind.

Femme Fatale

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The details:

  • Skin: PXL Faith (SK NE LEB) (vintage)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Opal Eyes (Sun Wave; medium bright)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair Moonriver
  • Attachments: Slink Hands (L – Elegant; R – Casual)
  • Dress: Valentina e. Unstoppable Latex Dress M Amethyst
  • Shoes: BAX Prestige Boots (Silver)
  • Accessories: ryvolter Maxine Shoulder Stole (Snow); Eclectic Randomness cigarette holder (White, with exhaler); Lazuri Cocoa Island Special Edition Violets suite (group gift); private label diamond ring (not for sale)
  • Makeup (application order): Oceane Diva Cat Eyeshadow (Purple); *BOOM* Liquid Glaze liner (Silver) (vintage); cheLLe Eyelashes 6; Glamorize Dirty Babe Lipstick (Chocolate Shoppe)

Photographed (first photo) in LEA2 Region

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Elanor: New Friend On the Island   1 comment

Adoring Elanor

I’ve been working on various things, but I’ve also been getting acquainted with my new friend here.  Meet Elanor, a purebred Firestorm KittyCat, acquired during the fifth anniversary celebration for the independent Second Life client.  She’s full-grown now, and reminds me in her chunkiness of one of my RL cats, which I’ve had to put on a diet to get her weight down.  But she’s a beauty any road, needs remarkably little care, and seems very content to live in the house for the long times I’m not on hand there.  I’ve taken her up to the starbase once, but she can’t wander the halls, due to the construction of the linking modules.  If I ever free up some room and redesign the place with the custom-layout walls from Exosphere, I’ll be able to do halls without thresholds.

In the meantime, Elanor hangs around the house.  I did let her outside one time, but she promptly plunged into the pool, and just started walking around there, trying to find a way out.  I’ll need to see if moving her out farther, onto the grass, will solve that problem.  But if you meet her during October, when I’ll be opening up the Cayo to visitors for listening to MPIR Mystery Radio, make sure to take a minute and give her some petting.

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Posted September 26, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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After Labor Day On the Lakeshore   Leave a comment

Time to travel from the sands of Egypt to a far colder stretch of sand — about 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit colder.

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Latifah is walking the beach on a post-Labor Day morning, when everyone has gone back south across the Mackinac Bridge1 to return to school or work from summer vacation. You can see the Lake there in the distance. And when I say “the Lake,” that’s exactly what I mean — not some hole in the ground, only a few miles wide and maybe fifty feet deep. She’s up near Marquette, on THE Lake, Lake Superior; the largest, widest, deepest, coldest and most unforgiving of the five Great Lakes. The water temp hangs in the fifties in the summertime, so a swim in Lake Superior is, shall we say, refreshing. This is the lake that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald (more about her in the early part of November) in one of the mighty November “witch” storms that can swirl up over it in that storm-tossed month.

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Superior, though, has other faces, of beauty both soft and majestic, and a simple walk on the shore on a quiet morning can reveal them to you. Latifah is walking here in a new combo from Vero Modero; the silk skirt caught my eye first, then the nice combination of red “wrapper,” perfect for a cool pre-fall morning. Wedges might have been better for walking in the sand than high-heel sandals, but hey, this is fashion!

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1 That’s pronounced “MACK-ih-Naw” for you poor non-Michiganders who can’t speak Huron tribe words (grin).


The details:

  • Skin: Angel Rock Skin Laura (Ebony M1)
  • Eyes: EarthStones Idol Eyes (Moldavite)
  • Hair: Truth Hair Lunara
  • Attachments: Slink High Feet and Casual Hands
  • Nails:  A:S:S The Deep
  • Outfit: Vero Modero Alin Chic Skirt Set (white cami / red wrapper / striped black silk skirt)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey Ola Sandals
  • Accessories: EarthStones The Countess Eyeglasses; EarthStones Ghana suite – necklace, earrings (Ashanti)
  • Makeup (attachment order): SlackGirl Sunshine 04; Eyelash 1; Glamorize New Occasion Lips (Bourbon)

Photographed in Tranquility Dreams region.

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Posted September 20, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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Speak Again the Name   Leave a comment

It is said that, when a person’s name is spoken or thought, then that person shall have life eternal, no matter when they may have lived, no matter when they may have died.

Who do we speak of? Turn the page to see in brief….


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