Many Mondays, Strawberry Singh posts a blog challenge or meme, and since I’m a couple of years late to the party, I thought I’d go back and join in on some of the ones I’ve missed. This one from about a year ago is the Spring Season challenge. The photo above called “The Birth of Spring” is actually one that I posted about a week ago on Flickr, but I think it’s absolutely perfect for this. As part of this blog challenge, Berry posted three questions to answer in addition to taking the photograph.
- What is the spring season like where you live?
This Spring was really non-existent. I live in the north-western part of Texas in the United States, and our February was brutal (for us) – we had inches of ice on the road at times along with snow. There were times that basically the whole city I live in shut down! Then we transitioned straight to our normal May weather – mid-high 80 degree afternoon temperatures and very, very sunny. Our typical spring doesn’t have too much rain, but it we do get thunderstorms and tornadoes.
- What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring?
New life. Spring is when everything awakens from its winter slumber and color explodes across the ground.
- Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment?
I recently have been working on transitioning my private sim to spring, and I’m doing it just the way I like it, so I’d have to be biased and say that it would be my favorite. I enjoy looking around other peoples’ spring-themed sims as well, though!
The avatar was built around the incredible skin that Fallen Gods Inc released at March’s round of We ❤ Roleplay. Their skins are always so inspiring, and many of my wilder fantasy avatars are based around them. The rest of the avatar pulls mostly from older items that were already in my inventory, but that complimented the skin well to enhance the overall look. Credits for this avatar are a little bit tough to do because I tend to combine a lot of things together to create fantasy avatars, but I’ll do the best that I can.
Most Leaves | Illusions Hedera Silks
Some Leaves | Rising Silks Gaius II
A Few Leaves | Fallen Gods Inc FLEURS outfit
Mask | [ContraptioN] Masks: Oberon’s Crown
Satyr Legs | Satyrs Moon Fitted Mesh Oak Furset
Bottom-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc Mark of the Damned 50%
Second-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc SPIRIT Face Tattoo 50% (Tintable)
Third-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc RAIJU tattoo Soft (Tintable)
Fourth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc EARTH CRY soft 7
Fifth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc The Spirit Within Monochrome
Hair | Wasabi Pills Erik Mesh Hair – Pancake
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak
Skin/Appliers | Fallen Gods Inc Wood Nymph, male Spring (from We ❤ Roleplay)
Hands | Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | .:Soul:. Uni Ears – High Elf
Outer Horns | Cerridwen’s Cauldron Pronghorn Gazelle (Common)
Inner Horns | Le Forme Mistery Horns Bronze RARE