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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)

TITLE: Summer Blooms
By Trina Courtenay
06/14/06


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A plethora of vibrant fuchsia petunia’s cascade down my kitchen window, their intoxicating fragrance delights my senses.

Numerous potted, safari orange and yellow marigolds along with hummingbird white nicotianas strategically placed around my yard brighten my oasis.

Hearty, strong willed and sweetly fragrant lily of the valley overtake my flowerbeds with oodles of morning cloud white flowers.

Giant sweet peas of royal mixture have out grown their trellis’ reach toward the Son, now burst with a bounty of buds.

Tons of red roses along the back fence are in full bloom and fill the air with their soft, lightly scented aroma.

Clusters of scarlet flax and sundrenched evening primrose occupy the shaded areas of my man made paradise.

A butterfly garden in the back gives way to both the promise that butterflies will soon visit my bliss and to a cornucopia of blossoms.

The abundance of summer blooms monopolizes my sanctuary. Evidence of His love is seen in each and every petal, vine, and shoot.


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Stefanie Noonan06/16/06
A nice view of abundance. I love gardening too. I've read lately that writing with fewer adjectives is better but the thought of it makes me cringe. I love your adjectives. A very pretty portrait. Keep writing. Stef.
Amy Nicholson06/17/06
Wonderful visual! Flowers always give me a vision of Paradise as well. Good job!
Jan Ross06/20/06
I, too, love descriptive words. I could smell the flowers as I read this although I must admit that some of the flowers were unfamiliar. I enjoyed your "Summer Blooms" -- thanks! :)
Sherry Wendling06/21/06
Wow, you put me right smack in the middle of your garden with your lovely, flowing descriptions! I like the ending, too. I'm left with the feeling you have so much more to share here than you did...Perhaps you could strengthen this piece by developing some aspect of God's abundance in connection with each kind of bloom, for instance. An excellent start to something yet bigger and better, I think! Keep writing!
Jan Ackerson 06/21/06
Since you're painting a word picture here, the adjectives are appropriate, but I'd be wary of them if you wrote, say, a short story in this style. This is truly lovely, and you've done a nice job portraying the topic.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/22/06
I like it. Each word is like a carefully placed stroke brushed on a canvas in full bloom. Great job.
Kimberly Mitchell06/22/06
Oh how beautiful! I felt as if I were there taking it all in. Thank you so much for sharing Summer Blooms with us.

-KIM
Brenda Craig06/27/06
I like so many others love your adjectives. From one gardener to another, I was delighted with your beautiful, lovely, dramatic, sensuous, tantilizinng, aromatic (ok I made my point, I'll go now) garden scene.