Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July

The story behind the saying Christmas in July meant retail sales in July were weak.
However, it depends on the retailer and how they market themselves in July.


As a former buyer for Nordstrom the Anniversary Sale 
was a great event to buy. Every Fall look and trend!
Nordstrom customers love this Sale.
It was a great amount of work and really fun!
(Remember prices go up August 6th)

Now, Christmas in July has a different meaning for me.
Christmas in July means Joy!

Joy spending time with family and friends out in the sunshine!
Traveling to different places and exploring!
Early morning walks with the flowers blooming!

I thought this morning instead of posting the Christmas Card I created,
I would share a few of the flowers I saw on my walk.

Beautiful blending of colors in the Dahlia
Bright Christmas Red in Crocosmia

 Sun shining on the delicate Day Lilly's.

The size of the Oriental Lilium was about 8 inches round.

Right outside my back door are Hydrangea.
 I love the intensity of this color!

Now Open! Oh my!
One of my favorite bakeries in Portland, Oregon.
 Just opened in my neighborhood - only 4 blocks away!
Had to stop and enjoy a Pecan Danish!
(I will have to add 15 minutes on to my walk now to cut the calories from Grand Central.)

My Christmas Wish for all you is to find Joy in July!



  1. Such pretty flowers! You know how I love them. Thank you for sharing your morning walk with me!

  2. Some day we will have to meet and walk gardens!