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