English Essay: A Place Where I Have Been?
My Private Day Care
A private day care, my home away from home. I experienced an African adventure where
exotic plants flourished, a dominant aroma of spices tickled my nose and from wall to wall a
colorful, graphic and lively scene of nature and its wildlife surrounded me. It was a magical
place filled with many expressions and vivid detail. Theresa's home was designed and crafted
with her own hands; it was original and unique. From the art work on her walls to the nick
knacks on every ledge, it was her design. The spectacular and fresh look on the outside to the
intimate workings and detail on the inside it told a story of her life and exposed what brought her
Theresa's home was an imagination come to life, it was the one house on the block you
noticed almost immediately because its uniqueness was eye capturing. A dark cherrywood hut
stood proud embraced by a miniature jungle, which was planted in an organized fashion just the
way she liked it. The front yard was pathway of endless greenery and exotic plants which
brought fresh, sweet and sensuous fragrances. Its beauty was truly astonishing and gave a
warm welcome to whom ever entered her magical garden. Her home was worshiped by nature,
the way it cuddles and clings to her place makes it seem that there is no other that is as special.
The tall green pine trees bring her shade and her flowers bloom fierce, bright and appear
succulent, inviting all kinds of creepy crawlies to try a taste of heaven.
The magnificence of Theresa's home does not end at the front door, in fact her artistic ness
is expressed throughout her home as well. It was her small piece of Africa, with just a touch of
the modern world. Yes of coarse there were two black leather couches, a t.v, a stereo, a toilette, a
kitchen table and appliances; it was not that much of a jungle. Although there were foreign
masks with over exaggerated and scary facial expressions, mysterious and exotic bugs in glass
cases and bizarre African figurines and artifacts. The colors of red, yellow, green, orange, blue,
cream and brown accentuate every room and bring warmth and character. The walls were also
blessed with many working of art; there were paintings of tribes, African women, designs, rock
art and much more. On her doors and fridge were many portraits of her African journeys, safari
rides and pictures of us, the children at her day care.
Theresa's home was not very big, what makes it look so spacious is that every room
connects there is no room that is hidden completely away; except of coarse for the basement.
Everything in her house is so organized and beautifully kept, all toys, games, puzzles are kept in
containers, neatly stacked and categorized and the same strategy is used with other things as well. Blankets were neatly folded and placed on the couches with care, the shoes by the door were
placed side by side, every window sill and ledge was dusted, the carpets and floors were washed
and vacuumed and there was not one dish in the sink. Theresa's home is so neat and tidy that you
could eat of her floors, you would never think that a private day care would take place here..
Not only did Theresa have an excessive amount of greenery outside she had it growing
within her home as well. She has miniature trees with rosy red flowers sprouting out of baby
blue porcelain pots near the kitchen, in her living room there were many small porcelain
pot plants and plants swinging from the ceiling. Theresa also used twigs, feathers, rocks, shells
and berries in a lot of her art work to decorate; there was not a thing in her home that was not
produced by mother nature.
The one thing that was consistent in the theme of her home was her...