WOW! We are crawling with flowers over here, at one of our home stores that is. I am sure you will be able to guess which big store chain I am talking about when you look through these photos. The place is surrounded by flowers.
I finally had a break in my schedule to head over and check out the succulents available there. Remember mine all died, well except for a couple. I am starting over now, lets see if I can get it right this time when it comes to caring for these adorable chunky little green plants.
Once I stepped into the store I was amazed at all the flowers.
I got so distracted that I forgot I was there to buy succulents.
I decided I needed some flowers to cheer up my garden.
But it was so hard to decide.
I stood back and just admired all those colors everywhere. The store had become a Monet painting.
The bees were happier then the customers, they were hoping from one flower to the next.
When I turned a corner and saw the succulents I remembered why I was there. I was not happy with the selection though. Guess I am not the only one who struggled over the summer with my succulents, look how sad these little guys look. Succulents are pretty sturdy though so I hope who ever tosses these knows to take them home and let them grow back on their own, if they can that is, but at least try. Guess Arizona weather is harsh for some of these plants.
I passed on the outside succulents and decided to check and see what was available inside the store instead.
I think they have all these flowers in our state at the moment because of our Day of the Dead celebrations here. Visit some of our grave sites around the city and there are flowers and alters with family photos and gifts everywhere. It is a beautiful site. Families celebrate passed love ones and remember their times with them on this day. It is like that movie Coco.
Once I was done picking out my flowers I headed into the store to see the rest of the plants and walked into a Winter Wonderland of sorts. Faux Christmas trees were everywhere.
My favorite tree in the bunch had a price tag that was around $500, can you imagine that. I did not grow up with a lot of money, so even if I were ever rich (not going to happen unless I win the lottery and I don’t play) I would still never pay $500 dollars for a Christmas tree.
I think it would cause anxiety in me. Every time I would look at that tree I would think, what did I do, why did I spend $500 on a tree. It was pretty though so this would be the one I would pick. It just happen to also be the most expensive one in the group. In my family some would say I have caviar taste on a beer budget. I don’t eat or drink either of those things so that is a bit funny.
And right next to these trees was Halloween…welcome to a commercial holiday season everyone.
I found the succulents in the store and again, they were all in a really bad way. I passed on the succulents and headed home with my flowers instead.
It was nice seeing Spring during the Fall. Hope you all enjoyed this little shopping trip with me. Happy shopping adventures everyone and remember it’s not how much you spend this holiday season, it’s how much time you spent making memories with the people you love.