Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Daisies In The Storm

Via Imkemper

Hi everyone. As I'm writing this, there is a tropical storm landing. I'm very glad to say that it isn't very strong, and it isn't a hurricane. So, we are pretty blessed.
Most of us were surprised by the storm yesterday, so everyone was scrambling to prepare. Like half of Houston, I was making a grocery run yesterday; too. I went in mostly looking to buy water, and food for a few days. As you can imagine, the store was hopping. Food carts were crashing into one another, people were pushing others out of there way...crazy! When I finally got to the cash register, I was ready to get out of that place. While standing in line, I looked behind me at the floral department; and couldn't believe what I saw. A young woman in a beautiful dress, picking bunches of daisies! I did a double take. Her gorgeous dress was black with white dots. She had bright yellow leather heels and perfectly coiffed hair. I thought we were at a fashion shoot or something. It was hilarious, to see the dichotomy of chaos and calm, and I was kicking myself for not having a camera!
I wondered, what kind of life do you lead when in an emergency; you need to stock up on flowers?

5 comments:

erin@designcrisis said...

Now I feel so guilty for being excited that we *might* see a drop or two of rain here in sun scorched Austin. I hope you all weather the storm ok!

Pigtown-Design said...

Hurricanes were always a great excuse to have a party when we lived at the beach. When we have any type of snow called for, the grocery stores fill up and people by milk, bread and toilet paper. It's so endemic here that the Lotto even did scratch off cards with those on it.

Hope you weathered the storm!

Cheryl said...

I love this! I would have been doing the same thing as you - kicking myself for not having a camera ;-) I think I led the charge at the grocery. Guests depleted me this weekend and I am a LAST minute shopper - as in I wait until the LAST possible moment when we can no longer live without new groceries. But somehow I made it in at 8am and when I looked behind me, I saw the floral dept as well but it was 12 deep with all the people behind me at the one register that was open. ;-)

Freshly Found said...

How delightful! Hope the storm is past now.
I LOVE white too. Get so excited to see how many ways it is interpreted!

Junior & Mario said...

very nice , I'm so impressioned abaut your blog, very beut