Sommer Shepperd is a very up to date woman, she also has impeccable taste and I’m pretty certain that’s not a surprise to anyone. Recently, Sommer gave a tour of her home to some of her girlfriends and I was so impressed I wanted to start my new series with a tour of her island in Second Life New England. And without further ado, here is my pictorial essay.
|Sommer Shepperd’s home nestled in the trees
but standing out brightly in the sun.
It is inviting and friendly and like all
SL New England homes, you get there by boat.
|In Zen gardening you learn that
everywhere you turn there is a new
and beautiful view, as in a picture.
Here’s a view from the front porch.
|And here’s her home from the other side of her island.
This is a place built for enjoying the water with
it’s little cove and a place to relax on a summer day.
|On the marshy end of the island,
well, there’s a marsh that comes alive
in the rays of the sun.
|And from within the shadows of the tall trees,
another amazing view of this world
but looking outward to the ocean.
Pictures everywhere you look, this is the
essence of great homes and gardens in my view.
|And as the lighting changes as the bright day
turns into a cool evening, one last look
at Sommer’s island paradise & home.
I think you’ll see from these photos that a great many statements can be made about your taste through you home. Each person has their own vision of the world they want to express, and Second Life gives us the chance to express our vision in very satisfying ways. Beautiful work, Sommer!
So far, I’ve begun shooting photos of the homes of friends and so far those are all women. I was told by someone when I first came to SL that I passed the “female” test. He said he knew I was femaile because I type fast and say a lot and because I have a cozy home. /me snarls at the “say a lot” remark. Nonetheless, after that I began to notice that virtually every woman I knew either had a home or was looking for one, whereas my guy friends rarely had homes. Why is that?
Guys out there, hey! If you have a home you’d like me to feature in my Home & Garden series, please let me know.
More to come…