I continue to be drawn deeper into the SL Japanese culture. When I was noob, I created a Zen garden and teahouse on a small plot of land in Rieul. It was unsophisticated and embarrassing in hindsight; nonetheless, it was my first project in SL and I was really compelled to create it, and it brought me a sense of joy at the time. Over time, I extended and improved on it and it was a nice build. Ultimately, I sold that property and walked away became I was disheartened with a neighbor who was acting out a pronounced case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. That was almost a year ago, and only in recent weeks have has my interest been revived.
On Monday, I bought a piece of land in an area that has a nicely defined group of sims with a Japanese theme. It is hard to find any continuity in SL, but particularly hard to find continuity from sim to sim, so I was very happy to find a small plot suitable for a Zen garden in the area. And yesterday I began developing the new property. Right away, I found the challenge of creating a pond is trickier than I imagined. There are many water treatments in the gardens of SL, but they seem to vary substantially in quality. Thanks to Aynnie’s help, I have a much better idea of how to go about creating a pond, but I’m now also aware of many options to explore. More on this in the coming days.
I’m starting to have an idea of how my Zen garden will look and the pond is a key element. So, I’ve got to get back to the pond construction today.