Descriptive Essay - The Meadow

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The Meadow

On a crisp autumn afternoon, I sat idly under an enormous oak tree

watching as a whirlwind whisked across the rolling hills of the meadow. As it

passed by me, the whirlwind scooped up a dormant pile of leaves lying next to

the oak tree. The leaves appeared to come alive twisting, turning, and dancing

about the meadow. They were sporting their new fall colors of red, orange,

brown, and yellow. The brittle autumn leaves seemed to be having a party. As

the party moved out of sight, I began to think about the last time I visited the

meadow. The memories of my last visit are vivid with relaxed and peaceful

thoughts motivated by the images, scents, and sounds of the meadow.
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Birds flew through the radiant blue sky diving for

insects. My thoughts reflect relaxation as my mind focuses on the pleasing

imagery.

The sounds of the meadow complement the beautiful imagery, and create a

sense of inner peace and harmony. The soothing sounds drifted across the meadow

like an orchestra playing at Carnegie Hall. The buzzing of the bees feeding on

pollen made up the chorus. A woodpecker kept a steady beat as he drilled a hole

in the oak tree. Birds whistling, and peeping formed the brass section like

trumpets playing an excerpt from the 1812 Overture. All these sounds, and many

more blended together to create a relaxing melody soothing to the ear.

The scents that fill a place are often strong components of memories.

The scent of the meadow established lasting images in my mind. A breeze that

wafted across the meadow was full of many different scents. The yellow

wildflowers smelled like a rich box of dark chocolate fudge: that was presented

as a gift on Christmas Day. The green grass was an odoriferous carpet smelling

mostly of mildew. Perhaps, the most pleasant scent associated with the meadow

was that of an approaching storm. I often found solace in the rhythmic noise of

the raindrops, and the wonderful smell of life giving rain. It was as if the

smells of the meadow were tangible objects seen, felt, and

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