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

You Gotta Do Right

You Gotta Do Right

There was a lady on the mountain
Eyes like pools of water in the sun
Hair flowed down her shoulders like the river
I can see her chest move up and down
Started calling out
She was calling out to you
You recall it now, she was calling out to you
You gotta do right by your woman
As she’ll do right by you

~ “Calling Out to You” by Tedeschi Trucks Band

You Gotta Do Right

I have to write this blog so fast because I have to get ready to go see the Tedeschi Trucks Band TONIGHT. I am so excited! I have written about them before in my blog and now I get to see Derek and Susan live! I will be wearing an outfit with black stripes as this one has, my hair down, a scarf and sweater, leggings and boots (not so warm here as it is in SL). I am going with my favorite guy who knows how to do right by his woman. (By taking me to this concert, first of all!) Happy Anniversary, honey!

I opted for this striped dress from Kaiden Trill because it’s so sexy. I know it’s a template mesh dress but Kaiden has made it work with the stripes running across the body—this is a classic, and also inexpensive at The Limitee this round. I dressed it up with Maxi Gossamer’s goth jewelry from Collabor88 (perfect for this Halloween season) and sandals from Siddean Munro.

You Gotta Do Right

Aida Ewing’s pale skin, being offered at Kustom9, is a great look for these stripes and Queue Marlowe’s bouncy beautiful curls with the great HUD that offers me the ombre option I show here, makes the look. Finally, check out my Halloween nails from Giela Delpaso. Her latest offers subtle Halloween motifs for hands and toes—love em!

You Gotta Do Right

You gotta do right by your woman
As she’ll do right by you

Hair: AD – libra – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Neva skin – Europa 02 D by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: GAZING @U Tortoise Sm Iris EYES by Candace Hudson for Hudson Traders *

Dress: ILLMATIC :: Zanna Maxi Dress – Mono[S] by Kaiden Trill for ILLMATIC, available at The Limitee

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet – Loa Happy Magick Skulls by Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands Bag Elegant and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat S by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand and Feet Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Europa) and Glam Affair – Slink Feet Skin Appliers (Europa ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Halloween 2013 Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Slink Ilena Sandals Black by Siddean Munro for Slink

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *