Christmas is just around the corner

I livew in my own little world

I have a propensity to repeat certain things frequently, so much so that Julian asked me about my “sayings.” I seriously doubt that any of my sayings are original. Rather, I think I picked them up from other people or from TV shows and movies, and through the years they have simply become a part of me.

One of my favorites that I will use when someone is sad or depressed is, “Christmas is just around the corner.” That gets a laugh, or at least a chuckle, in June and July. Time does go by so fast, though, that “Christmas will be here before you know it.”

As I was cataloging pictures this morning, I came across two Christmas trees, albeit not the type of Christmas trees which you probably just visualized. Here are my two Christmas trees:

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Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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8 thoughts on “Christmas is just around the corner

  1. laurie27wsmith

    I like the Aeonium Russel, it’s different indeed. There’s always that scene in a war movie where they’re up to their waists in spent cases and the shelling stops for a moment and someone always says, ‘Are we going to be okay Sarge?’ – ‘Don’t worry private we’ll be home by Christmas.’ Then he gets shot. No, hang on it’s the bloke who brings out a picture of his baby that gets it. 😦


      1. laurie27wsmith

        Exactly!! Or I’m going to buy a chicken ranch when I get home. Bang! Maybe it was a different kind of chicken ranch. 😉



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