Monday, November 26, 2012

Springflowers pack II

You can find the Spring Flower pack II here at Nexus:

There are some new variants of flowers present in the first release, several Lily of the valley, a red Cowsnip, a white primrose and more bluebells.Then there are two Hellebora, white and blue forgetmenots, solomons seal, and lots of fritillary.

For me, the fritillary are a bit special as I grew up with the legend of why they grow here in Uppsala. There is a field called the kingsmeadows out side of the town, close to the river. They are not indigenous to Sweden, but here and only here red and white fritillary grow.
The legend says that there was a battle long ago between Swedes and Danes on this field. For every danish soldier that died there is a red flower, and for every white one a Swede died. The white ones are very rare, which the legend tells us is because the Swedes won the battle. Now, there are also pink variants, and what they are supposed to represent I don't know. Maybe soldiers from Skåne (Scania) :)
If you ever visit Uppsala in June you should definitely go and see these beautiful flowers.

All these flowers will make nice additions to the deciduous forests of Hoddminir :)

Made 3 colors of Hyasints, and 8 colors of Tulips.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Conifer forests and rivers

I realize that it has been a while and that's be course we are busy working on regions and new resources :)
Here is a small update on what is going on right now.

The Hoddminir forest region is now looking really nice, with moss covered rocks and logs, nice Scottish pines and mushrooms. In Swedish this is called a troll forest, a thick dark conifer forest with spruce, blueberry bushes and lots of moss covering everything. I can really see a Nordic troll peaking around one of the rooks :)
Then there will be parts that are a bit lighter with Scottish pine, white reindeer lichen and grass.

There is a large river running through the forest, and on the edge of the river there are birch, alder and willow. The shore will have dirt banks and some new water plants, like reeds and bulrush.