This image came to me when I saw my daughter's ball haphazardly thrown right next to my pink Crocs by the shoe rack. The shapes (how many circles can you see?) + the colours immediately caught my photographer's eye. The words "summer feet" came to mind. That's when I knew that I had to capture that image.
But, instead of simply taking a photo of what I saw, I decided to give it a bit more context. Like a story within a story. A picture within a picture.
So, here it is.
Really a good reminder that summer has arrived here in Adelaide. Yes, we've had quite a few scorching days lately (up to 38 degrees Celsius!).
But, in spite some of these odd heat waves, I can't help but love summer. I enjoy being able to wear skirts and dresses once more. And, to be able to go to the beach again! Plus, all the BBQs we get to do now. It's great.
Anyway, writing of stories, I thought I'd also share the background of these pink Crocs.
When I first saw these shoes a few years ago, I knew that they were going to be quite popular. That's partly why I kept away from them. So, for many years, I avoided buying Crocs.
Last September though, during a shopping trip on my last day in Vegas with the lovely Jeanne and her sweet hubby Jyle post-BWE, I made the mistake of wearing high-heeled shoes. With aching feet and lots of bags to carry, I caved in when I saw these Crocs on sale for $19 at the outlet shop. I even decided to buy my husband a pair too (in a different style and colour, of course ;-)). Definitely ended up happy to be travelling back to Australia in comfy shoes with my over baggaged suitcase. Even if Crocs do make feet look weird and very un-sexy. Heh.
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
P.S. - Just realised that this is the half-way mark of NaBloPoMo '08! Woohoo. 15 days straight of daily blogging. Yay. I hope that my fellow NaBloPoMo-ers are doing well. 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.