My Own Backyard Essay

1160 Words Nov 12th, 2011 5 Pages
Robin Pulliam
Descriptive Essay
August 31, 2011
English 111-95
My Own Backyard My own backyard is my favorite place to visit. I say this because when I walk out my backdoor my senses come alive. I can enjoy the smells, sounds, and touch of nature. I use my backdoor as a place to escape from the real world and the tension of everyday life. It is like walking into another world. It is a place of serenity, where I can relax in my futon, forget about all my worries, and enjoy the view of my surroundings. I can take a walk, and have the pleasure of seeing different varieties of nature. There is a different picture every time I open the door. As I open my backdoor, the pressures of life seem to go away instantly because I wonder what I
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In the forest, a trail is leading to a man made pond, constructed for me by my husband, and of course, animals that need to take a rest and have a drink. The pond is thirty feet in diameter and six feet deep it is a hundred feet away from my backyard, and can be seen from my balcony Surrounding the pond are two layers of flagstone. One end of the pond has several layers of stones that make a waterfall from the trickling water coming from an underground water spring that comes out of the mountains; the opposite end has an overfill that has a small stream of two feet wide running from it. Tall pink pampas grass grows on each side of the waterfall and waves in the wind as if saying hello to me every time I visit. The blue fescue grass surrounding the water shimmers as the sunlight reflects from it. I released four goldfish into the pond that I had in an inside tank in my home. They see my shadow on the water and come to the surface. Knowing it is time for them to eat, the fish start jumping in and out of the water, and this makes the lily pads bob in and out and move around to different areas of the pond as if they were moving to let the fish have their own room. One fish in particular is my favorite. It is bright orange and has a white circle around its head. I can stoke my hand in the water, and it will come to me. I can hand feed this particle one, while the others keep at a distance. . During my walks to the pond, I can enjoy not only the

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