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  Weekly Feature: (April 10, 2006)
 

 

A Great Day (4 Sample Paragraphs)
Rick's Weekly Feature

 

For my weekly feature I have attempted to write four quickly crafted paragraphs about a great day in June to illustrate four different types of paragraphs. Try to determine which one is a comparison, a descriptive, a narrative or a process.

 

When I awoke on that June morning I had no idea how splendid it would be. The dawn sky slowly changed colour as the distant stars faded. Above me the purple sky disappeared as the orange eastern horizon emerged. Below, the emerald green grass and leafy oak trees danced in the warm summer breeze. I could hear the chirpings of robins as they welcomed the new day. In the distance was the clackety-clack of a tractor as it rode easily over the fertile plain. The fragrant scent of cut hay overwhelmed my nostrils and reminded me of my carefree youth. As the day continued, the breeze grew drier. While the flowers spread their petals toward the bright sun, their leaves began to wilt, hoping to conserve enough moisture to survive until dusk. The day ended as the bats and mosquitos emerged from their slumber to feed.

 

When I awoke on that June morning I had no idea how splendid it would be. I could see the blue sky from my bedroom window and was overjoyed to have the day off. The first thing I did was prepare scrambled eggs and sizzling sausages. My mouth watered as I smelled the aromas from the kitchen. After breakfast, I tuned my bicycle and went for a ride through the park. I could hear the chirpings of robins as they welcomed the new day. In the distance was the clackety-clack of a tractor as it rode easily over the fertile plain. The fragrant scent of cut hay overwhelmed my nostrils and reminded me of my carefree youth. I bought lunch at Safeway, returned to the park, sat on a wooden bench and ate my lunch. As I consumed my meal, a beautiful woman with long dark hair and brown hair sat beside me. I felt my heart race as she engaged me in conversation. We talked for hours. Finally, the day ended as the mosquitos emerged from their slumber and began to feed on my arms, legs and neck.

 

A surefire way to have splendid June morning is to start it off with a good breakfast. Scrambled eggs and sausage are an excellent way to get the energy and protein you require. Next, a good bicycle ride through the park can get the blood flowing and the heart pumping. It is advisable to ride in the morning when temperatures are lower and u.v. rays are not as intense. Instead of going to a restaurant for lunch stop at Safeway and pick up a healthy snack. Take it to the park and enjoy the scenery as you ingest your meal. Find an empty wooden bench. Make enough room at one end for any pretty women who may want to sit down and engage you in conversation. You should conclude your day before the annoying mosquitoes emerge to feed. If you happen to be in an area where mosquitoes are prevalent be sure to pack mosquito repellent with DEET. A satisfying summer day is assured if you follow this advice.

 

June mornings are splendid while any day in winter is lackluster at best. Summer mornings arrive early and end late in the evening while winter days are short . Temperatures in the summer range from lows of 10 to 15 degrees, but winter temperatures rarely go above five degrees. Even on nice winter days road conditions are more challenging compared with summer conditions. Also, The winter season seems to be filled with holidays and occasions that require the buying of merchandize and the giving of gifts. Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Valentines Day are examples that immediately come to mind. . In contrast, there are few holidays in the summer that are commercialized. June is also a time when we can see life all around us. You can hear the chirpings of robins as they welcomed the new day. The flowers spread their petals toward the bright sun. In the evening, bats and mosquitos emerge from their slumber to feed. Conversely, the only sign of life in winter is the sight of dog poop in the trodden snow. I must say that I prefer summer days to winter ones.

 

 

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