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Edge of Winter   Leave a comment

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.


“The Snow Man,” by Wallace Stevens

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Aurora 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Fjord)
  • Hair: Mina Sira (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Outfit: Rebel Noah (excepting the stocking cap, which is part of the hair in this case; however, a stocking cap is part of the outfit package) (black) (available at current round of Versus)
  • Stole: Ade yakko JW2017 MikoMiko Stole (Black) (Part of the MikoMiko black outfit; currently available at the Okinawa Winter Festival)
  • Shoes: Equal Sierra ankle boots (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Earrings: AvaWay Sharon earrings
  • Eyeshadow: Livia Nella (Omega, bottom row, slot 1)
  • Lipstick: alaskametro Mage (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at The Forest Winter Wonderland (Misty region)

Skating Party   Leave a comment

Photographed in Hollyee (Starlight Shores region)

First Snows   Leave a comment

Photographed in Footprints in the Snow 2 region.  This is mainly a seasonal residential sim (with small houses for rent), but it has some nice public areas for attempts at photography.

Full-size wallpaper at my Flickr stream

Winter Interlude

A lovely long gown, and the complete, sinful luxury of heavy “furs” in a hat and stole, all on a winter day — what more could one ask?

One note here:  Belle Epoque’s gown has its own arms, so you’ll need to mask out your own arms if you get this package.  In fact, I needed to mask most of my body, except for a slice from below my neck to my breasts.  So don’t worry too much about your elaborate library of poses, outside of favorite stances on your legs.  In compensation, the gown and furs are HUD driven, so you have a selection of colors and fur types to choose from.  I have a taste for grey fox, so ….

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: Argrace Wakana
  • Outfit, hat and shoes: Belle Epoque Cold Outside (HUD outfit includes fur shawl, rare, available via Pocket Gacha @ L$50/play, or purchase entire package @ L$3,000)
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Emma gold necklace and earrings
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Clair (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lashes: thick head system lashes, supplemented with FATElashes 2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 4 [use ALL ZONES; buttons are reversed)

Photographed in Serena Salina region

Old and Cold

Black Ice 2

(No, this isn’t this year’s Winter Queen photo; I’ve yet to work on that, with the press of other things. Wait a week or four.)

Writing from an extremely cozy house….

Turn the page to let my words warm you (hopefully).

Posted January 25, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal, Real Life

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Song For a Winter’s Night

Song For a Winter's Night 4

Turn the page for the song by Gordon Lightfoot.

Posted December 27, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Music

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Partially lazy, that is.  I’m kicking back here, relaxing before the events Monday, when the cavern you see down and behind me there will have guests — the Holy Family.  It’s time for the Anglican Cathedral in Second Life’s annual Advent Posadas, when members of the parish host statues of Mary and Joseph as they make their way toward Bethlehem — or, in this case, the cathedral, where they will be on display throughout the twelve days of Christmas.

All are welcome to come visit the Holy Family; the statues will be staying overnight, and I’ll pass them on to the next host on Wednesday.  Watch this space, or my timelines on Plurk, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for the coordinates, and the time of the actual handover to me on Monday, and the passing on Tuesday.  While people are there, until I need to go to RL work, there’ll be conversation (and beer) for all.

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