The beautiful cherry blossom season may be over, but with the change also comes new blooming bushes around town. It’s nice in a way to return to normalcy and to see Spring continue on. Plus, green foliage suits Citàlune too ^^
Walking outside after the last of the cherry blossoms are gone, the first thing I do is land in a pitfall 😛 I usually have one buried behind Lyra’s castle to prevent pitfall spawnings, but I removed it for my dream update.
I tried to get one of those angrily-jumping-out-of-a-pitfall pictures, and instead got this…
Throughout the cherry blossom festival the weather was always clear and sunny, but now that it’s over I’m seeing a lot more cloudy days and rain. This was some nice calming 5 AM rain, though, and it was interesting to hear the rainy version of that hourly tune *_* I took a lot of pictures of this 5 AM rain since it seemed special to me, and I don’t often play at this time:
The town tree probably looks better without all the pink, to be honest.
Fishing for April’s Tourney:
I got second place, and fittingly, the competitive town jock, Rod, won. 🙂
Silly Colton, I’m trying to buy the compass on top, not the table! It’s actually a pretty big bummer you can’t buy furniture on tables, or tables either if there’s something on them.
Guess what?? I got my first ever AC:NL Streetpass It wasn’t in my hometown, I got it when visiting my brother in Virginia. I wonder if I’ll ever get one where I live. (Later Edit: I’ve been to a few conventions since, so now I have tons xP)
And the interior is decorated with a self-made town flag 🙂 I wonder if she’s a new player of AC:NL, or if she’s had it for a while and lost interest, or if expanding her house just isn’t one of her game priorities. But it’s really exciting for me to have something in my HHA Showcase other than the standard Nintendo SpotPass houses! 😀
I agree actually, Doc! In a town that’s themed around the sun and moon, cloudy days that hide the sunset and stars just won’t do 😦 Though I don’t mind some rain every once in a while, the rainy season gets a little too much for me.
It’s a little startling to see beloved areas in your town taken over by rocks on Bunny Day!
Caught a glimpse of Zipper’s zipper when he was doing his winner dance 😛
One of the many sky eggs that floated by. Bunny Day is a great opportunity to get balloon scenery pics, and I probably didn’t take advantage of that enough.
Colorful eggs ^_^ I already got the egg furniture when I had Bunny Day in Bywater, but I thought I’d participate in Citalune too.
Yeah, I got like 5 Zipper pics from the grand prize tickets in my batch of eggs 😮 Not really needing that many pictures of Zipper, and being too lazy to try selling them on one of the AC trading sites, I just sold the extras to Reese 😛
Just a couple of days later, there was another visitor in the town tree plaza!
I’m really glad I happened to have no weeds in town for Weeding Day, because I forgot all about this event. D: I don’t have any immediate plans for the topiaries, but they’re nice PWPs to have. I like to think that Citalune’s landscape isn’t 100% set in stone forever (for instance, I plan on having an illumination park in the winter), so maybe I can try out a topiary garden somewhere one day.
Just hand it right over, Bunnie! And anyway I always refuse errands like this because it can mess up their houses. Once I delivered something to Bruce and he ended up having a horribly clashing lovely lamp in his house for months 😐
I don’t go to the island daily like I should, but I was glad I visited once recently because this cool instrument I’ve never seen before was for sale.
Whatever Tortimer, I’m just here to get lilies and violets for my real AC gardening xP
I wanted to try making the garden arrangement around this pond more ‘sunset’ themed, and this was my first attempt.
I decided I liked this brighter arrangement better, though, so I think it’s going to be like this for a while!
There’s also now a little stump for you to sit by the pond 🙂
I wanted to change the flower arrangements around the winding path from ReTail to the beach as well, and make it more sunset-themed. This dirt path can be seen as a more vibrant, sunny counterpart to the winding path on the moon-side of town across the river. But I’m a little torn what the best flower arrangement for it is, so I’d really appreciate your input!
Option 1: The original layout of tulips and azalea bushes I’ve had for a while, and which is in my dream address.
Option 2: An arrangement of tulips that emphasizes sunset colors more. Yellow and orange near the path, then it fades out to pink and purple farther away from the path.
Option 3: Lilies and violets instead of tulips, still in an arrangement that emphasizes sunset colors.
Option 4: Roses mixed in with the lilies and violets to add a bit of variety. It ends up looking sorta like the garden I have around the ReTail pond at the moment.
Please feel free to give your input on which of these options above you like the best, or even give your own suggestions as well! I’m really not sure what to go with.
An itty bitty little change I’ve made to the moon side of town is to have two trees framing Estel’s castle instead of four. Before, I had four because I liked the idea of Estel’s castle seeming kinda private, guarded by trees. I also liked the mysterious-looking visual effect of part of the castle being hidden by trees because it makes you wonder just how big the castle is when you see some of its turrets poking out above the foliage, you know? But this way, with two trees instead of four, I like the more open look, the fact that you can see the whole castle from the distance, and that the night sky is more visible. I might end up going back to the four trees though, I don’t know…they both have their pros and cons.
I’m planning on making some changes to Estel’s rooms, like making more of them moon-themed with lunar horizon wallpapers and blue lighting. I’m also thinking of adding a back room.
Basically, I’m just very much trying to continue my efforts in making the sun-and-moon theme of my town more apparent! It might be a while before my next Citalune update because I hope to make new main paths in my town, to replace my current pink mosaic ones. I want them to be mosaic paths depicting the sunset, the moon, shooting stars, etc. I have a feeling it will be pretty complicated and take a while, but hopefully it will turn out well eventually! 🙂