(((Mountainear))), sending you a hug. I'm so sorry for your loss. Very sad.
Kumquat, I've been meaning to tell you this for ages...your pics on the SotD thread never fail to take my breath away. They are matched only by your prose (or is it poetry?). Prosetry. Poesie. Anyway, I know I'm not the only one here who enjoys them.
Adding (I forgot why I was here, it's getting worse, too!): I started craving a peppery fragrance this afternoon. I've never liked pepper in fragrances before, and now I'm craving one. So I pulled out this sample of Ca Luna by Acqua di Biella that a Basenoter sent me ages ago. And it's quite nice, but not really peppery enough. I'm telling this because you should never say never. Never say you don't like any genre of fragrance because one day you'll be like me, standing in front of the closet having forgotten what you're doing there, and then when you remember you'll figure out that you're craving something you thought for years you disliked.