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Saturday, September 13, 2014

THE QUARTER MILLION PAGEVIEWS DRAWING


I’m way behind on everything except running double speed to keep from falling horribly behind on the things that have hard deadlines, so the quarter million pageview mark has come and gone while I’ve been busy with those things. However, I still intend to put on a drawing to celebrate all of the wonderful viewers who have lurked in the background as well as those who have come out of the lurking closet to comment over the past few years.

Here’s what I have for you:

The grand prize is the very last brown cardboard box ever – one that I’ve been saving for this purpose - a 30 ml spray bottle of Sonnet XVII perfume.

Runner-up prizes are as follows:

Two 1-ml sample sets of the Peace-Love-Perfume trio.

This is an easy drawing – you don’t have to do anything except leave a comment saying what the weather is like in your part of the world. In Seattle it’s beautiful, clear, sunny, dry, and warm. Look at that blue sky! My tuberoses are finally blooming, so I’m excited. Their fragrance isn’t as strong as I had expected, but it’s lovely, quite a bit different from tuberose absolute. Maybe it will increase as more flowers open, or maybe it changes over the course of a day. I'll have to check it in the morning.

[tuberose pic was taken today in my garden]

15 comments:

  1. The ATL is during daylight: partly sunny > looking for thunderstorms on Mon....clear night w/ humidity UP :-) Oak leaves just starting to fall....Thank you!!

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  2. It is a warm sultry rainy night here in Cooper City Florida

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  3. Wenatchee, WA- We've been in the 70s during the day and down to the high 40s/low50s at night. Trees are starting to turn color, I love fall! Thanks for the drawing :)

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  4. Don't know if Canadians are eligible (all those shipping hassles) but I did want to say congratulations on your milestone.
    Vancouver is sharing Seattle's weather -- sunny and gorgeous, leaves just starting to turn colour. I love this time of year!

    -- Lindaloo

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  5. The sun is shining over London but you can catch whiffs of autumn in the morning air. Best time of the year!

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  6. Very foggy all the night and the morning here in Brussels but the temperature is mild - 24°c (75°F) for all the week.

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  7. Thank you all for your comments. You are all entered in the drawing.

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  8. This summer has been very rainy in continental Croatia, also is in my city Zagreb. Better weather was in Dalmatia, a region along the Adriatic Sea so we enjoyed in summer there. This day is not different. Rainy and cloudy, temperature 15-17°C / 59-63°F.

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  9. colorado springs weather is quite nice sunny and warm. perfect for hiking and riding a mountain bike. however earlier this week, we had some snow. yes SNOW, but it has all melted. temp today is about 88°F. thanks so much for the draw!

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  10. The weather in upstate NY is gorgeous, if a little premature. It feels like fall! Cool crisp breezes and clear skies with plenty of sun :) Thank you for the draw.

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  11. The weather in Pacific, WA is lovely, warm and beautiful. Thank you for the drawing.

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  12. Hello, congratulations on your page views.
    Here in Brazil we are near the spring. The days are more golden the sky more blue ... the temperature is pleasant. 're hoping the smells of flowers to sprout.
    Best regards from FLorianópolis, Brasil

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  13. Congratulations on the page views! A quarter of a million is a very impressive number.
    The weather here (the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area) is lovely this week, classic end of summer. Today was quite warm - my poor little car overheated and simply refused to come home. It's been clear and dry, and the birds are still chirping. The trees obviously know autumn is coming as they're beginning to very surreptitiously drop their leaves.
    Thank you for the generous draw.

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  14. Here in Sandpoint, ID, the nights have been cold but the days sunny and just the right temperature for working outside- warm but not blazing hot. It's been quite blissful working out in people's gardens the last few days!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS Ellen. Don't put me in the draw but 250,000 page views is HUGE!
    Portia xx

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