Oct 8, 2007

Transformation In Progress

Today is a beautiful day.

The deep blue sky glows above the gold of the autumn birches. Silence, except for the rustle of a gentle breeze in the aspen trees. You can see for meters, and as you wander closer to the loch, the occasional splash of a leaping trout, or was it a salmon?

The trails along Loch Avie are considered by many to be among the most beautiful of the Caledon glens. Tourists from all over the metaverse return here because of the glen's unique aura of peace. I know because I speak to them frequently. Caledon and Loch Avie are special places in the hearts of all who have experienced it.

Looking into Victoria City, the Moors, and Tamrannoch.

....spectacular waterfalls....the high hill....wonderful views of the surrounding landscapes......

The above is adapted from a work by Ray Berry entitled, "The New Loch Ness Monsters".

I have been considering a change of landscape in Loch Avie for a little while now. My goal is to make it more reflective of the Scottish landscapes of old. I believe that the topography is sound, and frankly I love that my little piece of SL not only has a mountain, hills, and loch, but also a seaside. So what I hope to create will suit both the Highlands where lochs abound and the lowlands situated beside the sea.

The search for the perfect water feature....

The transformation has already begun. Many of the pine trees have already been felled and the new plantings should begin soon.

Lady Kate Nicholas joins me on the quest for saplings and full grown trees for transplantation.

Another thing that will happen in the near future, is that Taigh Ròis will be boxed along with all her furnishings so that she can rez and derez at my will. A little enchantment in order to have open spaces and more prims available when I desire it, coming out of the mist a bit like Brigadoon...more frequently than every hundred years and without consequences for coming or going, however.

Dreaming the future of Loch Avie

Taking a rest and breathing in the sweet, uplifting scents of the roses.


Anonymous said...

Your Grace, I had a lovely moment of relaxation in Loch Avie the other evening while enjoying the Northern Lights. What a wonderful gift to all who wander out to the southern extreme of the duchy. I took some photos, but have yet to see if any came out well. The movement (and the music), were of course the most magical part of the experience, and impossible to capture in a photo.

Her Grace, Eva Bellambi said...

Ah, Duke Murdann, I am so pleased that you found pleasure and relaxation in Loch Avie.

The aurora are particularly special to me as well, and I am fortunate to be able to share those with all who care to visit the Loch at night.

I look forward to seeing any pictures you might share.

Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

It's interesting that you mention Brigadoon. Our beloved Guvnah mentioned the next three sims for Caledon are: "Caledon Penzance - Theatre sim, Caledon Morgaine - skymountain, Caledon Brigadoon - if you've seen old movies you might know what that's about :)"

As for the landscaping of the Loch I look forward to seeing your endeavours. I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights while on the Isle of Lewis some years ago.

Should you like any assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to ask. It's one of my favourite places in Caledon.

Her Grace, Eva Bellambi said...

Caledon Brigadoon?? Oh my! I may need to invest in some more land.

Lord Primbroke, you do me honour indeed by saying that Loch Avie is one of your favourite places in Caledon. Thank you for your kind offer of assistance. I may well take you up on that.

Eladrienne Laval said...

I love to visit Loch Avie and often walk or ride down from Mayfair to it because of its quiet and beauty. I am looking forward to the changes there. How exciting!