Week 5 Graf # 9 Meta-graf on writing cause essay
On Saturday, September 19, my daughter and her two children came over to visit. They brought with them a beautiful mum plant. Everyone always gives me plants as a gift for any occasion. I love to garden. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on the 15th.
I told her I will keep the plant in the house, where I seem to spend most of my time now when I am not in a classroom. Jennifer asked if I already had a russet colored mum plant in the garden. "No, not this year, " I replied. " I have been so busy with teaching and now with classes at EMCC, I haven't been able to get back to gardening at all this summer. I have let Nature reclaim her gardens this year."
After a snack in the kitchen (Grandmothers love to feed children), my Grandson asked his Mom if we could NOW go see the fountain in the backyard. We walked through an area I call the "Courtyard" and down a flight of stone steps to the "Lower Garden". I tell Colton and Lily how Grandpa and I built those steps together a long time ago. Over time, the stones have shifted and I hold their hands for sure footing.
Together, we walked through my " jungle" and over to the pond to look for frogs. Colton asked where the fountain went. I had been so preoccupied this summer, that my husband and I never even got to set the fountain in the pond. We remove it yearly for maintenance.
After they left, I stayed outside for awhile and walked around the yard avoiding the tall grass. I watched my step, wondering if any poison ivy had crept into the area again. My neighbor has plenty of it. I watched the bees take a drink from the pond and fly off. How harmless they looked. I quickly moved away for fear of being stung.
My husband was working late that day so I would be home alone until close to midnight. I came back into the house with my thoughts, watered the mum plant, and sat down at the computer and began my "intro".