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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Spring (the season) (07/23/09)

TITLE: Spring at the New House
By Bill VanAalst
07/26/09


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Spring at the New House

I moved into my first house in December. The day that I moved into the house we had a snow storm. The house was situated on 2 acres of land with a wooded area behind it. I had little or no idea what the yard looked like.
In fact when I first looked at the house it was in the late fall. The leaves had
fallen off the trees and grass had that dull green fall type appearance to it All the flowers in the yard had already bloomed and were now awaiting the first frost of the year. The yard was covered with leaves. In fact everything in the yard had that fall drab look about it. I had no idea what awaited me in the spring.

As the days grew warmer and warmer, the snow began to melt; the yard began to take on a life all its own. First the crocuses appeared, then the daffodils came forth, the forsythia glowed with its vibrant yellow color, the trees burst forth with new life and a bluebird made an appearance in the yard. Yes spring was here just like God said it would be. The winter suddenly vanished away and spring had now appeared. But for me it was a spring that I will always cherish. I fact I remember coming home from work and in being in awe at the new life that appeared in the yard. It was the most wonderful spring I have ever had.

That spring change forever my view of Godís creation. I see spring a season of new life and new beginnings. But I also see winter as a necessary part of life. Because without the winter seasons in our lives; where everything seems to be dormant, we would never appreciate the beauty of spring with its new beginnings. We would take the preciousness of spring for granted.


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Linda Payne08/01/09
I've been there, too, viewing a new home in winter and feeling depressed, only to find joy and new life in spring.
You may want to watch editing for punctuation and not depend too much on spell check.
Connie Dixon08/01/09
Lots of great thoughts here. What an awesome spring that would have been to see what was living under all the snow and leaves. SURPRISE!!! Good job!
Laura Manley08/02/09
I like this story a lot. Do be careful with proofreading your stories and make sure there is double spacing between paragraphs.
diana kay08/04/09
A good peice of descrptive writing. I could visualise the place in the autumn and as you moved in. There are a few little words missing and editing mistakes in the last paragraph. It is a short peice so remember to check it through carefully and even read it aloud to yourself to make sure it is all correct. That is all just editing and practice, your ideas and ability to write well is all there. I look forward to more about thislittle house!