Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

Here by the baring bough
Raking up leaves,
Often I ponder how
Springtime deceives,–
I, an old woman now,
Raking up leaves.
~ Thomas Hardy

Raking Leaves

The hour has been added back to our days and now the days grow dark quickly where I live. I spent the afternoon in the rare sunshine (it’s been raining a lot), raking up the birch tree leaves that have fallen in my front and back yard. I got what I fear is one of my last bike rides in for the season and dumped the gangly tomato plant at the curb. The herbs are safely inside, sunning in the kitchen window. The hibiscus is unhappily standing in my office (not sure I can get it through the winter—probably not).

A warm sweater is what is needed now—and this long sweater dress from Angelina Eizenberg does the trick. I love the colors stitched into the sweater, the big cowl neck and how it covers my bum, which gets cold outside. Of course, I can’t give up my capris just yet, so these darling short jeans from Siddean Munro (she doesn’t just do feet, folks!) are the ticket. Rustic boots with a handy color-change HUD from Tash Porthos keep my feet warm and cute too.

Raking Leaves

Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher have just released a new skin—Nina. It’s become the reigning principal among the top skin makers that makeups and a variety of looks is the way to keep things going and Shyla’s keeping up with the best of them. Of course we have again the subtle makeups, the beautiful eyes and brows and the gentle blush. And underneath the big sweater, there is a gorgeous body, of course. Truth Hawks made my casual and cute ponytails—much less little girl than just easy wearing.

Raking Leaves

Days decrease,
And autumn grows, autumn in everything.
~ Robert Browning

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Marleen by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk 3 BR by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: Glossy Gold Dust EYES by Candace Hudson for Hudson’s Clothing Co.

Sweater: ~*INDIE ROSE*~ MESH Roll Neck Sweater Dress – Black by Angelina Eizenberg for Indie Rose Designs

Capris: Slink Crop Split Jeans Black by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Boots: [d.l.s.] :: MESH Suede Color Change Combat Boots by Tash Porthos for Dirty Little Secret *

Rake: -RC- Leafy Rake by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

Poses by by Willa Whybrow for dfo and by Trieste Minuet for !bang

*aG* NarrowTree Small Autumn by Alir Flow for alirium

-RC- Leafy Rake Leaf Pile for jumping! by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

The Fall: Leaf-covered ground by Lyle Maeterlinck for Bloodlines

~*Forest Floor*~ Birch – Small by Uni Ninetails for Forest Floor



Michelle, my belle.
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble.


Her name is Michelle simply because she reminds me of the actress Michelle Williams. With her cute party dress from Angelina Eizenberg, one of the featured items at the new My Second Wardrobe, she’s set for a summer day. Pretty espadrilles from Gospel Voom, his gift available at the Truth District, suit this summer frock.


I feature a beautiful new skin from Gala Phoenix (you’re seeing a lot of them on my lately—I think I’m in love) with a scattering of freckles over a peaches and cream complexion. My short hair is one of Jeanie Valois’ featured styles at Hair Fair this year. I have to say—I love short hair and it’s darn hard to make, so this is a triumph of style. My earrings are Zaara Kohime’s featured offering at My Second Wardrobe—Zaara at a bargain price!


I will say the only words I know that
You’ll understand, my Michelle.

Hair: (Posh) ; Trouble ; Blonde by Jeanie Valois for (Posh)

Skin: :GP: Petal Frex [Dark] Airhead-Dreamy 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Turquoise (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: ~*INDIE ROSE*~ Cocktail Dress {Vintage Rose} by Angelina Eizenberg for ~*INDIE ROSE*~, exclusive to My Second Wardrobe

Earrings: Zaara : Ansuka pearl drop earrings *day* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, exclusive to My Second Wardrobe

Shoes: [Gos] Espadrilles in Peach by Gospel Voom for Gos, special gift now until July 8 at Truth District