Sep 16, 2017
The house was white with blue shutters. Both the front and back lawns were always smartly mowed, the bushes neatly kept. Beside the house was a pretty white farm fence and a great sweeping pasture for the neighbor’s horses, which they went out to greet almost daily with a bit of fresh carrot and a soft pet of the nose. The horses were beautiful, gentle creatures and it was a joy to know them. Behind the house was a little vegetable garden with lettuce and tomatoes and peppers and potatoes and squash. The garage on the far side was white with blue paint outlining the squares on the garage door and all the garden tools neatly organized and hung inside along the south wall. And between the house and the pasture fence stood a beloved old maple with a single swing hanging from its strong and steady branches.