52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

My husband grew up in the Canary Islands. On his island, there is still a tradition of raising and harvesting silkworms, and weaving the silk. When my husband was a small boy, he would raise silkworms to help his mother earn some extra money. And the favorite food of silkworms is the leaves of the mulberry tree. My husband has told me the stories several times of how the silkworm’s voracious appetite kept him running all day cutting and collecting mulberry branches. Even now he just can’t believe how much they eat.

So the next time you pull on a silk garment, take a moment to respect the worms. It’s an arduous process. You can read more about it here.

I was able to find one single mulberry tree with silkworms on it in SL, and here it is!

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Tree: Mulberry Tree with silkworms season changing by Herb Abrahams (Marketplace)

Dress: *Bliss Couture* Alethia Magenta by Amutey Decuir

Hair: *Plume* – Rockeuse/Soil by Fauve Beaumont & Lulu Jameson

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

  1. Ygrey Auer

    No sabía lo de la seda en las Canarias. Me encanta este tipo de post.

  2. Anichka Savira

    That’s awesome, I had no idea silkworms loved mulberry leaves. Great info.

    You look stunning. That is such a pretty outfit!

  3. gilliangalicia

    Oh, wonderful AND educational! 🙂 Great look, Eliza.

  4. Nicandra Laval

    what a beauty !!!! bye bye Nic

  5. Nicandra Laval

    oh and forgot say ..i like the silk story…i saw a silk factory in Indonesia..:) Bye bye again , Nic

  6. usuallyblonde

    I’m impressed you found a ‘real’ mulberry tree in SL — great effort.

  7. bourbiedoll

    Interesting story about the silkworms. And a lovely silk gown to bring it full circle. Beautiful sky, btw!

  8. samayalin

    Beautiful dress and an interesting post. Good job!

  9. Laila Laperriere

    Happy Sunday Pretty Lady!
    Can I just say, how great it is to have an educator in rl that blogs with us fashionistas?
    But, at the same time, it also makes me dot my I’s and cross my T’s. =)
    Beautiful post. xoxo

  10. ayakofirecaster

    What an interesting story. I never knew that about silkworms. Beautifully done. I love that dress on you.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Olive

The Olive Tree

If Life is less than one day’s passing sigh
within eternity, and if the year
too soon revolved, may never reappear,
if, helpless, all things here on earth soon die,
what do you dream about, caged soul, and why
this trouble take when darkness hovers near ?
Although your dreams sing on to regions clear,
you seem a soul in pain whose wings can’t fly.
Seek there the Good above, beyond the sky,
there the rest which to each man lends cheer,
there is Love, there pleasure, thither steer,
there, my soul, is heaven found, on high.
There you shall realize that rare rapport
with Beauty which in this world I adore …

  Joachim du Bellay  (1515-1560)

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Shirt: Nyte’N’Day – Plica Olive

Jacket: Leezu Araplain Blouse/olive

Pants: Bliss Rose Embroidered Jeans

Shoes: Shiny Things Zimmy Flats – olive

Earrings: BC Big Gold Round Earrings

Hair: TRUTH< Imogen – cocoa

Skin: Unique Artemis_dark_04

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML)

11 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Olive

  1. Laura18 Streeter

    aw Eliza you look adorable! And I love the setting and the tree.. is it an olive tree? 😛

  2. Eliza

    It is indeed! I see that a lot of us had the same idea…

  3. gilliangalicia

    Lovely shots, and the poem is a wonderful touch. You look great!

  4. ayakofirecaster

    Beautifully done! I love the pics and the poem

  5. Mimi Namiboo

    Fantastic shots, Eliza! I love olive and all the other earth tones and it’s really an amazing outfit that you’ve put together for the color change!

  6. Rudhmellowen

    Gorgeous photos… you look so comfortable and relaxed!! The jacket is cute too

  7. Ygrey Auer

    So cute!

  8. bourbiedoll

    Love the mood of those shots

  9. Anichka Savira

    That jacket and top are gorgeous and your skin is stunning. Beautiful shots.

  10. Miyoko Magic

    really like the top + jacket mix

  11. viviyardley

    I love the softness of the whole pic, beautiful!