Guest Post today from my ever talented sister in law Laura inIllinois. Take it away Laura...
"Write an essay about how you spent your summer." How many times did you have to write that essay at the beginning of the school year?
As a kid I had great adventures to write about - family vacations into the wild west, life at the community pool, watching The Price is Right every morning, nightly flashlight tag games with all the neighborhood kids and other super cool and groovy stuff like that. Yes, my youth was spent in the '60's -70's!
If asked to write that paper now, it would be a riveting essay about how I watch my garden grow. There would be a section about how my father tells me the stories of his life as we tend to the needs of the garden.
Not only would I mention dirt, bugs, critters, crop rotation, rain vs. sunlight, tomato condos, and the virtues of hoeing; gardening would sound so exciting everyone would want to plant their own organic garden next spring.
Then I would close with a reflection of how watching the garden grow with your father is one of the best summer adventures around. Certainly I would get an A+on that paper!
Hope everyone is having an A+ summer!
What would you write about in your essay?
Side note from Jeanette: all these images were taken by Laura and are of her actual garden - amazing!