Autumn Gold

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The weather here in England has definitely changed from the lovely warm summer we have had this year. I may grumble on the days when it’s raining, but in truth I am happy to see a return to days when it’s not as hot as it has been over the past few months.

The colours are always so gorgeous at this time of the year… warm tones which if allowed to permeate, bring a swell of heart at the thought of approaching days of layered sweaters, and comfort food eaten to the accompaniment of the first-lit fires of the aging year.

That said…. *chuckles*…. in SL I get to enjoy the best of both worlds. I can soak up the autumn colours and SIMs at the same time as wandering around in these gorgeous shorts and sandals from Gos. Ahhhh… truly the best of all worlds! *chuckles*

Credits:

Shoes: [Gos] Heidi Slingbacks
Top: [Gos] Bella Crop Top
Leather shorts and belt: [Gos] Bella

Hair: TRUTH Jamie

Taken on Mirage SIM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mirage/174/165/41

Mind-full!

Mind-Full

I think a lot!

There’s rarely a time my mind is completely still. My vivid dreams are also proof that it doesn’t even quit at night.

Over the years of thinking, I have formed opinions…. many, many opinions *chuckles*, but where I used to share them freely, I have now learned that it’s far better to keep them to myself. Why is this? Have I decided they are wrong? No! I have learned that people all have their own ideas, right, or wrong, and rarely will they be convinced by something I have to say.

If something is important enough, I will say it, and say it loud enough to be heard, but for the most part I will keep my thoughts to myself, locked in my mind… and will simply watch.

Those who are closest to me are the few I share everything with. To them, I am an open book, and they pretty much know me. It always makes me smile when I see that one of them has read me perfectly and known exactly where my mind was heading. It’s seemingly a rare thing though, and makes those special few even more of a treasure to me.

I think my advice to a younger me would be to never stop thinking. There is much to wonder at and puzzle out in life, but not everyone needs to hear those thoughts. Not everyone deserves the value of a different perspective either.

Keep a full and busy mind!

 

 

 

Credits:

Hair: Valentina by Truth

Top: Isabella Boho Shirt from Addams

Skirt and Belt: Calliope from Blueberry

Sandals: Sunset Mesh sandals from Rebel Hope.

Seat: .: CHEZ MOI :. WoodHammock FineTree

Taken on the lovely Gaia Calling SIM. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Kiraly/198/106/52

Happiness

Flora

We have suddenly been graced with warm weather here in the UK. What a wonderful thing it is to stand outside and feel the sunshine warm my skin. That sensation of the warmth seeping through to my very bones is how life feels for me right now.

I stood outside my door earlier, mug of tea in one hand, and watched my dogs exploring the garden. The older one flopped in a heap, happy to soak up the sun. The younger was happy to furtle through the soil with his nose. It was one of those moments to store away as happy memories… a frozen moment of peace and calm.

I don’t know if it’s the actual sunshine brightening my thoughts and day, or if its warmth has been reflected and magnified by the happiness in which I find my days soaked at the moment… but…. life… is… good.

Yes, I still have things I am dealing with… and it’s true that the past week has brought many challenges, but how much lighter these trials seem when my heart is floating.

This is what I am trying to do: cast off the hardships; forget the wounds and insecurities, and steep myself in the positive glow of happiness and love.

Hoping that happiness and warmth finds you all! ❤

 

Credits:

Pose: Dirty Pretty 4 from Gingerfish.

Hair: Lela from Truth.

Shoes: Daisy Heels from Reign.

Babybreath flower hair wreath from LODE

Floating pink daisies from Cureless and Disorderly

Grass from Alirium.

Lavender from Organica

Clover, Daisies and buttercups from Heart Garden Centre.