All Sorts of Junk in a Pear Tree…

“And a partridge in a pear tree….”

What?!?!?!?!  What’s all this business about a partridge in a pear tree?  Do partridges even like pear trees?  Or for that matter, do pear trees like partridges who decide to crawl into their branches?  And what does all that have to do with Christmas?  Pear trees and Christmas?  There aren’t pears in trees at Christmas time!!!!  How did the partridge feel the next day when the two turtle doves joined them?  Do turtle doves and partridges get along?

Then, on day three they’re joined by three French hens…and we know how the French can be, right?  Day four: calling birds (what the heck is that?)  Can the rest of the birds get any sleep while those four calling birds are screaming their heads off?

Maybe snowballs on pine trees, I could understand that.  And how about those maids a-milking, ladies dancing and lords a leaping??  Why are they leaping?  Are there scorpions afoot?  What became of the lions and bears and tigers, oh my!!!!????  What a menagerie is depicted in this one little song!!!!

You know, the more I think about this song, the more of a nightmare it is!!!!  The cacaphony must be awful and it sure sounds crowded.

Today’s photo was taken just this afternoon in a Christmas shop in Petaluma.  It was a great little store with all sorts of Christmas decorations and knick-knacks.  It was beautifully laid out and very colorful.  But as soon as I saw this “tree”, I couldn’t help but think of that song and now I can’t get it out of my mind.  It is now an “ear worm”…twisting and turning its way through my cranium and massive amounts of gray matter.  Oh, well…at least it is rap music that’s stuck in my head!!!!

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1965, the Soviet Union launched their Venus III spacecraft.  It arrived at the red planet in March 1966 and became the first spacecraft to land on another planet.

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: the Ulysses Solar Mission revealed that matter flows out of the south pole of the sun at a rate of one million tons per second.



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