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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Bloom (11/22/12)

TITLE: Taste Just Peachy
By darlene thompson
11/28/12


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About twenty years ago, my friend, Peggy, received a beautiful peach rose as a wedding present.
Every year she looks forward to its first bloom. This year the rose was exceptionally beautiful and
full of buds. She asked me if I could take photographs of it to share with her other flower friends.
It was a beautiful warm summer day with a heavy early morning dew. The peach buds shimmer
with a kiss of dew water. I enjoyed finding the right light and angles to make the rose bush burst
with a glow. After about an hour, I came in to review the shots.
When I finished, I decided to go out again for more photographs set in afternoon light. As I
walked toward the rose I was startled by a mischievous chipmunk with several peachy petals sticking
out of his chubby cheeks. As I approached, he fled beneath a nearby stump. I stooped down to
pick up the mangle rose petals. I knew my photography session was over.
As I looked toward the stump, the chipmunk poked out his head. One rose petal protruded from
his lips. He seemed to smile at me and say, “I’m story but I just couldn’t help myself. After all, the
rose looked so peachy and it was so tasty! I just couldn’t resist!”


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Christina Banks 11/30/12
I've had a similar encounter with a chipmunk in my own garden. They do have a tendency to try to look innocent, don't they?
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/02/12
This is a darling little piece. It made me smile and I could easily picture the little creature sticking his head back out at you. It's also a great example of how we should live our lives. There are many beautiful gifts along the rocky road of life. Yet, as busy humans, we think I'll stop tomorrow to smell the roses. But then before we realize it, a chipmunk or perhaps an early frost destroys the rose. We need to live each day to its fullest and not get bogged down in everyday life. This is a stunning message for your readers and it made me stop and think. I enjoyed it and am thankful that you shared it with the world.
CD Swanson 12/04/12
Awwwwww. So sweet! I loved this. Thank you.
God bless~
Lynda Lee Schab 12/06/12
I agree...an adorable scene!

Just a note: something was off with the formatting of your entry, which made it harder to read. Be sure to give it a good review before posting.

Keep writing! :-)

CD Swanson 12/06/12
Congrats! God bless~