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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Winter (the season) (08/13/09)

TITLE: A Winter's Walk
By Katie Figueroa
08/13/09


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Winter is cold! Embracing this season in life is just another way water runs down a duckís back. Allowing the snow and blistery, chilly wind blow over me, I continue my leisurely walk. Soon the wind dies down and the early morning walk turns into a more pleasing stroll. I now begin to notice the makerís hand on each shape of tree, bush, and grass as I more eagerly, intently discern their silvery beauty. The night before there was a huge icy rain which left a different world I had awakened to view. Each blade of dead brown grass that had succumbed to this wintry season now beamed with new luster as the sun glistened and bounced tiny hues of dancing prisms back and forth. Naked limbs of sleeping trees were now completely engulfed in an icy tomb smiling discretely at me, each greeting me coldly yet glowing in an ethereal beauty. Wandering as I pass each tree what beauty they now hide as they sleep for this brief season, as everywhere I looked was shiny and glistening.

I briefly spied the fence surrounding my neighborís garden which is also encapsulated in this icy new world. Clumps of what seemed to be sticks or weeds around the gardenís gate appear to look more like golden rods aching to be stored in a chest of illusive treasure. The melodious sound of chirping birds intermittently fill the eerie cold morning quietness. I chuckle to myself thinking how amazing God is, as he has shown me on this early morning walk he gives joy to the little birds that sing his praise; yet, how much more he has given me joy as his child. But, this cold is a bit much and it is now time to return home for that much needed cup of steaming hot chocolaty delight topped with marshmallows and sprinkles of cinnamon spice.


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Patricia Turner08/20/09
I enjoyed this little devotional walk with you - very nice imagery. I can just taste that nice hot chocolate at the end too. :)
Noel Mitaxa 08/20/09
It was a very descriptive piece. Breaking it into more paragraphs would help us to pause, so we could enjoy each vibrant cluster of your word pictures even more.
Val Clark08/26/09
You have a delightful way of describing nature that brings it fresh to my eyes. Good work.
Lisa Johnson 08/27/09
Having been in several ice storms, it is indeed amazing how beautiful they can be despite their destructive nature.