|View from the cottage porch|
Of course we being being able to look out means our new neighbours have a distant view back, and this was enough to encourage some prettifying up of a somewhat neglected back corner.
I'm not in favour of off-sim add ons for semi-connected sims like ours, as it feels like intruding into others visual space. So this meant we had some unusable landscape items tucked away in inventory from our 'far flung ocean' days. Many of these are very scenic, and I was interested to see if any could be recycled.
|Isle of Rum, Inworldz|
I was delighted to find out that the build was modifiable, and slightly nervous to discover that it was no copy!
I deleted palm trees, and took the 'full-bright' off any tropical looking flowering plants. Retexturing the rock to match our sim terrain really helped as well. Adding a few ferns, and more native trees helped to blend the look further, as well as some terrain remodelling.
Without sound though, the cascades felt somewhat odd. Luckily I found some excellent water effects which fitted well, and dug out the ground to make a river where the original falls would have met the sea. The simple sculpty bridges were created from textures we already owned.
Whilst I played with water, Ayesha had found and planted a wonderful grove of trees. So now a neglected corner of our sim feels much more alive and interesting.