What is your favorite smell or scent?


Vanilla. It is a part of the scent of a few perfumes I love … and plain vanilla is fine. I would use it as a perfume if I didn’t feel weird doing it.


Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

selfie in mirror January 2015

Long. I must like it that way, because even when I love my short haircut, I never keep it longer than it takes to grow my hair out.

Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

We plan anything involving significant driving. Other stuff, like going out to take pictures is always spontaneous, as is going out to dinner or a movie. On vacation, we don’t plan anything if we can avoid it.


Planning comes up mainly because so many places we need to go are long distances and a lot of driving. We have to plan around traffic, weather, parking, and light. Neither of us likes being on the road at night.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?


Garry shooting in Worcester

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29 replies

  1. What great pictures! Is that a real NCIS agent?!? Omigosh!


  2. GPS is not a good thing here in New Zealand. We have a lot of off road roads. Easy to get lost up the wrong way. Love your special agent.


    • GPS is a good thing somewhere (suburbs?), but out here in the rural areas of New England, it is as often wrong as it is right and tends to route us through back roads that are not suitable for a normal car. Probably not suitable for any vehicle, even a horse and buggy.

      I love my special agent too 🙂

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  3. I love Garry’s jacket. But then I know we are both NCIS fans. Great answers and photos this week. Thanks Marilyn 🙂


  4. Shalimar: my mother’s favorite. Now look what you have done… Sweet. Thanks.


  5. I usually stock up on perfumes when I go flying as I can get the boxes with the good names in miniature versions, about 5-6 diffrent one. I use perfume, but only because it is there. I have to search for a lipstick for half an hour when I need one. As far as hair is concerned I have a problem. I used to have it very long and discovered my hair is fine, not perfect and as I got older had the short back and sides. I loved it. Just a quick shower in the morning, now and again a wash and let it dry – just perfect and then I foolishly decided at the end of the last year to let it grow. It is growing. My hair is fairly fatty, and I wash it twice a week, although should wash it more. I am unhappy training my new longer hair and tomorrow I am visiting my friend the hairdresser for a short back and sides. I no longer have the nerves for longer hair.


    • I was planning to keep it sort of medium length, but then I was in the hospital, then I was recuperating, then it was a year since I’d had a haircut and my hair was already long. So I left it. It’s long enough to tie — as easy as hair care gets. I wear makeup once in a blue moon and I finally got rid of the junk I no longer wear or was just plain old, so I have one little purse with makeup for those rare occasions when I need it.


  6. You remember the saying “take time to smell the roses”. Well that does it for me.


  7. I adore your white hair, wish mine would finally make up its mind and not just show white in patches. Shalimar was my favorite perfume for many years. Great pictures Marilyn.


  8. Flavor or smell: Vanilla and or Apple-Cinnamon. Hair: Wish I had what I’ve lost on top and the back.


  9. I had to stop – for Shalimar. The bottle threw me back many years. My mom always wore Shalimar. I remember looking upon her dressing table in awe of all the glamorous bottles. Today, she mixes perfumes.
    annmarie 🙂
    wonderful photos!

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  10. I always plan some sort of route when driving somewhere as well. Sat Nav is a last resort, for use if I actually get lost.


    • I think our GPS has gotten us lost as often as not. It sends us down roads that no longer exist, across bridges that washed out a hundred years ago. I have no idea where Garmin GETS those maps, but they must use historic documents! TomTom maps were a bit better, but the Garmin is a sturdier — but way more inaccurate — unit. I use Atlases. With paper maps. At least when they show a road, there is usually a road where shown.


  11. I love you,your family, your blog, your home, books, smart tools, the tea kettle, cute dogs, felines and wait, your pictures most of all ! They show me your beautiful world. Lovely pics as usual and you look so pretty.


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