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Devin a delight

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Photo of Devin by 10 Mix

Devin is an amazingly gorgeous sim owned and created by Roy Mildor, Ally Daysleeper and Alienmaus Allen.

2 levels of beautiful landscaping and cute poses, cuddles and hangout spots.

A gorgeous hazy panorama of a safari complete with a jeep you can drive (or crash in my case) around the sim. A green woody paradise that has a sweet little boat rezzer you can glide around the sim in.

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Photo by me – owl

I have visited Devin a few times now my first was in January I shot I think some gorgeous photos. Unfortunately, a few days later my Laptop died losing all my photos and some important work stuff.  It took me awhile to replace my laptop and last week I finally got to go back to Devin. The sim’s are as gorgeous as I remembered.

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Photo by Sandi Benelli

I particularly love the desert of Devin everything about it is so well put together in such an awe inspiring unique way. The hazy sky and “air” really add to the feel of the place.

My friend Lotus and I took the keep around to look it was a lot of fun bouncing and driving around. I crashed us into Ally and Roy’s home couldn’t turn the jeep around fast enough and we both got ejected lol.  We landed at Devin 2 a nice wooded part of the sim with a stream lighthouse trees really pretty. Lotus and I took the boat around up there with no crashes.Both areas are beautiful to visit and can keep you entertained for hours with a friend or a camera.

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FLICKR GROUP 

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Photo By Sunny Difference

Roy Mildor is a very skilled Photographer you can see his work here.

Roy ‘s Blog  here.

Roy also makes beautiful poses which you can find at his store ~Art of poses~ here.

  Ally Daysleeper does some pretty stunning photos herself which you can see on her Flickr.

Alienmaus Allen can also be found on flickr with some stunning photos of her own.

Devin has become quite popular and is recommended by SL destinations.

Blogged on Cait’s world 

Blogged by Inara on It’s a Modem World.

 Goodnight Photography got some beautiful shots.

Kat and Mouse  found time to go play and get some great shots

Electra of Showtime magazine got a nice interview with Roy & Ally.

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Photo by me – owl

Go enjoy this gorgeous spot

Thank you for stopping by

~owl

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Love virtually

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Commune Utopia photo By owl

Love –  so much is encompassed in this one word.

A feeling as well as an action. A Mystery and Magic.

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Drumming Rocksuryia by Fabio Lazuli

Love is very hard to put into words it brings up emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy. Love can make you happier than you’ve ever been, sadder than you’ve ever been, angrier than you’ve ever been. It can elate you and deflate you almost at the same time.

 Virtually Love opens up a new world. Communicating through writing  this deepens interactions similar to romance letters did in romantic eras.

There is something magical about falling in love with someone’s mind and heart first then seeing their physical appearance.

The virtual world speeds up connections and emotional attachments. Sometimes opening up great experiences and feelings and sometimes crashing them apart really quick.

Virtual connections and feelings are real.

The virtual world however opens a new emotional scape as well as anonymity of consequences. While no one is getting, pregnant or contracting std’s in a virtual world, you can get hurt emotionally.

Like in real life the risk can be so worth it opening your heart and mind.

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Beach dance By Cherry Tinkercuffs

I Have been lucky to be a part of an open minded community in Second life.

It is a safe space to meet people and explore your interests.

Commune Utopia

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Commune knows how to Party By Sedi dreamscape

We are a hippie commune of over 1800 lovely people. We have a thriving community, which holds regular parties, live music events, discussions, art shows and spontaneous events. We believe in freedom of expression – freedom in talk, freedom in creativity and some of us like freedom in sex. We respect all.

From Friends, family to lovers I have met many of mine from this large community of open minded people.

Come on by and visit us here in Second Life,

Visit our blog here

Look at our Photos on Flickr here

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Jed Luckless & particle Tom @ Commune Utopia By Owl

Come on by and say HI : )

Thank you for reading my Blog ~ Owl

*click the word here  above for links.

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Gondola @ commune utopia photo by owl
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Dragons

From here there be dragons by Alpha Auer

While walking through this impressive build my mind wanders to Dragons and their powerful impact on the psyche. My mind wanders to change, transformation, elevated spirit, hoarding, strength, courage and honor. Oddly to me Dragon energy can encompass both hoarding and honor. I suppose everything encompasses a light and dark side, good and bad, Love and hate.

Meditating on – what do I hoard and how can I change or transform that into strength and share it. (yeah I am a hippie)

Can we hoard something for a good reason? Time maybe.

Alpha Auer created a wonderful vision of shimmering golden Dragons of all kinds from different beliefs. It’s a beautifully thought provoking build. Look carefully while you are there and find the wonderful Alpha tribe avatar (free).

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“When Medieval and Renaissance map makers got to the edge of the world, they used to write “beyond this place there be dragons,” meaning dangerous or unexplored territories that sailors should beware of before attempting to cross into them. This was expressed by the visual practice of putting dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps. In this installation I have used a Renaissance map, a leaf from Abraham Ortelius’s “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,” as the floor of a dark, geometric architecture which floats high in the sky, depicting an abstract, reflected world guarded by tangibly real-looking dragons.

Dragons have always been with us, although we have come to deny their existence and their potency. G. K. Chesterton, who was also called ‘the prince of paradox,’ has noted that “the objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there are dragons.”  But then, according to Chesterton, “children have always known there are dragons. Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed… [] Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.”

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“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” says J.R.R Tolkien in chapter XII of ‘The Hobbit,’  adding that “It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” Tolkien desired “dragons with a profound desire,” and I do too because they are about unknown things – possibly grave dangers, but possibly also magnificent wonders which we cannot untangle unless we tackle the dragons that guard them first. These dangerous wonders reside within our inner selves as much as they reside in external circumstances. Of these it is the inner territory that interests me more – hence the abstraction of the architecture that my, seemingly real, dragons guard. Because what is unknown in the inner self is abstract, but our fear of it is very concrete. “ Alpha Auer

Your Teleport to From Here There Be Dragons

Only up till the end of January so go now!

Alpha Auer also owns alpha.tribe a store that produces full fantasy oriented unisex avatars.Marketplace

Follow alpha.tribe on Facebook

Alpha on the web

Thank you for stopping by

~owl

Above photos by owl of Alpha Auer’s work.

 

A Dream Story

Ceakay Ballyhoo is back with another artistic story.

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The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond! 

This story flows through a girl’s pre sleep thoughts into her dream inspired by a painting.

CK shares this beautifully with her build and through her story.

As you follow the path through the sim and click on rocks the little girls dream is shared with you. (if you would rather read the story in its entirety you can on Ceakay’s blog.)

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Winding through you feel as if you have stepped into a dream.

You can follow the story or go off on your own and explore.

So many details and things that warm the heart and make you smile!

The Little girl and The Forest Beyond is on Ck’s home sim which is home to her gallery.

Visit this inspiring tale here.

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Panorama By Eriko Littlebird

As you visit and take Photos please include them in her Flicker group CKB Art.

Like her previous build CK will host a wander with the story being read aloud in voice during the tour. Keep your eye on her blog or check in at The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond build for times and dates.

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There is also a story contest you can enter.

“Not all the creatures and trees or scenes have been included in the story of the Little Girl and the Forest Beyond. The ones that have are certain to have unmentioned stories to their lives yet!

If you like writing stories yourself, you are hereby invited to use the installation for inspiration!

Write a story, a poem, a song about any of the things in the Forest Beyond and send them to Ceakay Ballyhoo,

either by notecard or through mail (ceakayballyhoo@gmail.com)

The best story will be worth 500 Lindens!  Final date for submitting will be 12 February 2017” (taken from Ck’s blog)

You may be familiar with Ck’s Watercolor Wander Lea exhibit.

Inara Pey Blogged about it here.

This si a Video of Watercolor Wander By CK (both build and video)

A Watercolour Wander Impression

If you missed it embedded above here is your teleport!

Thank you for stopping by

~Owl

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Shine your love light

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As the days get longer and we emerge from our deeper internal focus may the light warm our souls helping us feel hope.

We are the beacons of light in this world.

Our active shining is what pushes back the dark.

Please shine bright friends the world so needs it!

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I hope the wonder and magic of the season finds you this year!

We often get so caught up in the bustle and hustle we miss the actual moments of the holiday season as well as our lives all year long..

So my wish for the holiday and 2017 is time to relax and enjoy yourself and friends.

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I took these photos at the Winter Trace sim.

The Winter Trace has been designed by Kylie Jaxxon and Elvira Kytori.

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The trace on flickr.

~ Many Blessings

Owl