Search Results descriptive

Free Essays Unrated Essays Better Essays Stronger Essays Powerful Essays Term Papers Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "descriptive". To narrow your search results, please add more search terms to your query.
[<< Previous] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.
Title Length Color Rating  
One Day at Work - One Day at Work Every day, I followed the same old routine. Get up, eat breakfast, find my work vest, get dressed, leave. White polo shirt, jeans, and sneakers. Little red PharMor vest. Every single day. No variation, no chance for change or creativity. When working somewhere as mundane as a grocery store, you almost pray that something exciting happens to you during the day. But never does a cashier hope to encounter a tremendously irascible customer, the way that one summer day turned out for me....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 704 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich - Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Are you tired of slaving over a hot stove. Are you tired of wasting countless hours waiting for some rotten meat to cook. Are you run down or restless worrying weather your kids will like whatever meal you cook. Well, if so, then this sandwich is for you. It is easy to make and we will guarantee at a cheap price, you can't go wrong. It is nutritious and with the large amount of calcium it is even a healthy snack that is great for a growing child....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1176 words
(3.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My Mystical Place - My Mystical Place For a half hour, every school day, for a few months, I was really happy. A friend and I would go to the drainpipe, and we would sit, talk, eat our lunches, and listen to my walkman. It was the perfect place: It was quiet, beautiful, and it was full of peace. It didn't matter whether it was cold or hot, somehow you didn't feel anything sitting on that drainpipe. You would feel the wind on your face, and it made your face cold, but inside, you felt warm and cozy, and you almost felt like you couldn't be harmed....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 433 words
(1.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Describing the Moment I Met My Baby Niece - Describing the Moment I Met My Baby Niece I stood there in amazement. A tingle surged throughout my whole body. It was a rush of excitement I had never felt before in my life. When my eyes hit her angelic little body, they froze and I couldn't think or acknowledge anything else around me. The world seemed to stop, hold its place in time, just for that perfect moment. While she slept I stared at this precious little angel. My hands quivered as I slowly reached down to touch her little fingers and feel the softness of her skin....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essays] 808 words
(2.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Beauty of Nature - The Beauty of Nature The sunset was not spectacular that day. The vivid ruby and tangerine streaks that so often caressed the blue brow of the sky were sleeping, hidden behind the heavy mists. There are some days when the sunlight seems to dance, to weave and frolic with tongues of fire between the blades of grass. Not on that day. That evening, the yellow light was sickly. It diffused softly through the gray curtains with a shrouded light that just failed to illuminate. High up in the treetops, the leaves swayed, but on the ground, the grass was silent, limp and unmoving....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1105 words
(3.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Swim Competition - Personal Narrative- Swim Competition I dip my toes in—feels cold. My nerves rise up and spread like fire throughout my body while I watch—while I wait. Stomach hurts. All those butterflies clash and crowd. They come every time that I race—it never fails. There is so much noise—the splash of water, talking, yelling, whistling, cheering. Can’t think. My body shakes and screams from the tension. Heart pounding, nerves tingling, every muscle contracted. Stop. Focus. Deep breath and close everything out....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essays] 694 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Race - Narrative - The Race One of my numerous running T-shirts reads “You’ve got to want it.” That seems to be everything out here and frankly, I just don’t seem to want it badly enough today. My legs are finally healthy; there’s no major joint, bone or tendon problem anymore. But mentally I am weak. I am breaking down. I am running too slowly. And it’s all happening too fast. The first half mile I am solidly boxed in. Elbows flying everywhere, I swivel my flailing body searching for my rhythm, trying to find my place in the pack....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 909 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Computer Games - Computer Games Crouching behind a twisted chunk of metal, I waited for the mortar blasts to subside. As soon as I could not hear the thunderous roar of explosions, I ducked out of my hiding place and ran up the beach. The whining ring of a bullet sounded through the silence, and I looked to see where the gunner was hiding. The enemy locked another bullet into the chamber and fired his scoped rifle. The bullet met flesh, and I fell to the ground. Only minutes before Willis and I had been sitting on the couch, listening to loud punk music....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1297 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Sanctuary of the Family Cabin - The Sanctuary of the Family Cabin The TV in my room blares the sounds of some show in which I am not even interested. There is too much on my mind for me to worry about the show on television. "I need money. I need a job. My car needs gas. What am I going to do when school starts this fall. My life is going downhill. I need to get away." Just before my mind explodes, my father comes in and says, "Let's go to the cabin." That is exactly what I have needed. My family's cabin has been my sanctuary for years....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1536 words
(4.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Car Shop and Memories of Dad - The Car Shop and Memories of Dad Cold winters, hot summers, pokey gravel, darkness, inconvenient tools and deterioration of the old hotrods. All of this came to an abrupt hault when a father and son's dream became a reality. A place of our own to operate without distractions. A place to bring our thoughts together and mechanically reconstruct cars and repair them within our own limits. This place that my dad and I started building would be known as "The Shop" or a.k.a. "Hopshop." This shop is the last project that my dad started and I was going to finish it....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 895 words
(2.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My Second Home - My Second Home The wind blowing in my hair, the water softly mists my face. There is a persistent humming in my ear from the motor. I turn and gaze over the railing, there are islands scattered in the distance including one, my final destination, the largest island in sight. The mysterious water curls against the edge of the boat, foamy and disturbed by the passing boat. My fingers drum consistently on the railing, repeating a rhythmic beat. I find myself pacing the deck, back and forth, always returning to the same location, facing the island....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 997 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Memories of Grandma's House - Memories of Grandma's House The familiar smell of soft cookies and homemade cooking are common thoughts when people think about their grandma's house. Great feasts and family gatherings play a part in everyone's grandmother's home. But when I really think about my grandma's house only one word comes to my mind: fun. A red brick house on top of a small hill is where my memories reside. A slightly curved gravel road led to the front of the house. Eight or nine rose brown apple trees randomly covered the plush green lawn....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1099 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Loosening Up in Southern Spain - Loosening Up in Southern Spain Our group and I were looking out towards the unfamiliar landscape waiting for our arrival at our hotel. As our tour bus traveled through the rolling hills and the city towards the coast, we were looking out towards the unfamiliar. The scenery was heightened by the late afternoon and the seemingly picture perfect shadows everything evidently cast. The Spanish countryside was a beautiful place. As we traveled closer to our hotel and the Mediterranean Sea, our tour guide rambled on about the history and other things that only the older people cared about, while we teenagers talked and looked out at the new world before us....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1891 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Vacation Gone Awry - Vacation Gone Awry I lay asleep in the car crammed between my brother and my sister; I open my eyes just in time to see a sign with half of the lights burnt out that read "State Bridge, Resort, Saloon, Restaurant, and Lodging." By the looks of the sign, I had a feeling that this place was going to be a dump. The word "resort" led me to believe it wasn't that bad. The thought I always kept in the back of my mind was what a Hawke family "vacation" was. We would always spend the least amount of money as we could, and we would leave as soon as possible....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1823 words
(5.2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Dentist's Office - The Dentist's Office Dr. Rust's Office, these three words echo throughout my head and I can't breathe. I sit in this awful discomforting place. My body shakes in terror and Suddenly I hear a soft comforting voice say my name, "Genna, Dr. Rust is ready to see you now." On the outside, I am smiling and happy, but on the inside, I scream in terror. Although I had been there and experienced that extreme pain many times before, I dreaded yet another visit to the dentist. Fifteen minutes ago I drove up to the old brick building in Delta, Colorado....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1228 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Home Changes With Time - The Home Changes With Time Way up in the mountains, above the reaches of the hustle and bustle of the industrialized world, stands a large wooden house with loose shingles hanging off the roof, and the paint is chipping from years of wind and snow. The house was constructed on the slope of the mountain, and a long flight of stairs must be climbed to reach the first floor. The deck extends from the house on three sides, on both the first and second floors. It is a grand old house. Watching my step carefully, I climbed up the long flight of stairs to the first floor....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1280 words
(3.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Snowmobiling on Priest Mountain - Snowmobiling on Priest Mountain In late May I never pictured myself carving a highmark on Priest Mountain. Priest Mountain is nestled on the east edge of the Grand Mesa National Forest. Deep sugary snow and feathery blue spruce trees cover the mountain and the area around. One fine day it occurred that I had the opportunity to carve my highmark and I still I have the mental image of my territory after that day. Even before that day, Priest has left a impression on me. Priest Mountain, for me, has been such a majestic riding area; Iíve been riding in this area for more than 10 years, and it is such a magical place to ride....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1234 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home - Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1447 words
(4.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Grandparents' House - Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1350 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Concert at Invesco Field in Colorodo - Concert at Invesco Field in Colorodo I have been to very memorable places in my life, such as the Vietnam Wall and the White House but nothing compares to the Summer Sanitarium concert in Denver, Colorado at Invesco Field. This concert was a tour put on by Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin' Park, Deftones, and Mudvayne. Invesco Field at Mile High is the newly installed stadium in Denver after they got rid of the old stadium. All of the Denver Bronco home games are put on here. I would have to say that this place is the most memorable place I have ever been too in my life....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1069 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Rodeo State Finals - Rodeo State Finals This is what I had been hoping for the entire year. I had been to many that were quite the same to this one, but none that could give me the same enduring edginess and serenity that I was feeling right now. My eyes skimmed across the hundreds of people who were all there for the same reason as me. Striving to be out of the sweltering sun, but not out of clear view of what I came for, I lead myself in a mighty search for the spot for which I belonged. As I sat down, I prepared myself for the pain that I was going to feel about an hour later....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 2103 words
(6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Wallow: Water for the Animals and Opportunity for the Hunter - The Wallow: Water for the Animals and Opportunity for the Hunter Every September seems to find me in a tree stand above a wallow, hearing elk screaming out their mating calls to each other. In this tree stand, I wait for a big bull to come in and give me a nice shot. This wallow may teach a few lessons in life and also many things about nature. At least that's the things I received from sitting at this wallow. As I sat in the top wallow in water gulch, I learned tons of patience, and even got a feel for the elk's need for this wallow....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1485 words
(4.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Livestock Sale at the County Fair - Livestock Sale at the County Fair Every year I get this feeling. The knots in my stomach are pulled tighter every time I pass through the narrow rock arch labeled with an aged sign reading, Welcome to the Delta County Fair Grounds. My eyes peer into the distance, and like every year, the park is full of commotion and energy. Kids swinging on the swings, teenagers showing off their new school clothes while sitting on the chipped green tables eating mazzo dogs, and the various types of food stands, complete the atmosphere of the Delta County Fair....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1336 words
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Wrestling in the Space Dome - Wrestling in the Space Dome As I stepped out of the van and felt the crisp air penetrate my sweatshirt, I viewed the gigantic saucer like space age building. It was enormous. The walls were covered with shiny sparkling glass in addition to a maroon and gray material. There were cement pillars against the walls. Around the top was an over hanging dome roof. Just under the dome was a slender ring of reflective glass giving off a green hue. This is what I saw when I went to the Pepsi Center in Denver to wrestle my sophomore year at state; the first view was magnificent....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1117 words
(3.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My First Time Bow Hunting for Elk - Personal Narrative- Bow Hunting On a cloudless September afternoon, a hunter stands with a defeated look upon his face. He sighs in disappointment as he watches a bull run through the aspens. He is still shaking in excitement and frustration. He did everything he could, but the bull didn't live that long by being stupid. I had never had that type of rush before, even though I had been defeated I was hooked on bow hunting. When school was ending my sophomore year I realized that I was going to be bow hunting that fall, and that I had better start to practice shooting....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 920 words
(2.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Summer at the Cabin - Summer at the Cabin The cabin was built in the 1950's when my Great Grandpa rode up there, and it looks like not many repairs have been made since that time. The cabin is about 15 feet by 20 feet, and is made out of pine logs. There are places where you can see between the logs because the chinking is falling out. The cabin faces to the east. It has a small porch that was made by leaving the first four logs of the cabin about six feet longer than the rest. There is a small set of corrals in front of the cabin....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 821 words
(2.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin - Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin The sun shone brightly, with tall, perfectly placed trees casting shadows upon his delicate skin. The horse trotted slowly and smoothly as I gazed into the eyes of prince charming. For years my family followed a tradition of going up to the Steamboat cabin at least every other weekend. I'd ride up with my grami and grampi asking the famous question "are we there yet" every five minutes, although I always knew when we were getting close. I could see the tall trees that lined the road from miles down the road....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1152 words
(3.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Solitude of the Garage - Solitude of the Garage I walked outside into the cool April morning. The air around me was a slightly stinging cold; nevertheless, I took a big deep breath of the refreshing mountain air. I walked over to my dads red and white 1979 Ford F150 pickup and started it for him. I brought it around to the front of the house, put the transmission in neutral, and set the parking brake. After hopping out of the cab, I met my dad coming out of the house, and went around the front of the truck. I hopped into the passenger seat while my dad got into the drivers seat....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1223 words
(3.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Grandpa's Place - Grandpa's Place I know to take one last breath of fresh, clean air before I open the front screen door and then the faded, chipped white wood door. I walk in, and the blend of the aroma of apples and old people suffocates me. As I walk in, the same two-year old cat food is right where it has been for the last six months: in front of the front door on the cold faded tile floor. The cat disappeared four months ago, but I guess there is still hope that he will come back one day. I approach the sliding wooden door to enter the front living room and see some bird feed on the floor that must have been spilled the previous week along with a stack of news papers....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive Essays] 1126 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Grandpa's House - Grandpa's House As I walk in through the door, I begin to sense the feeling of warmth come over me. This is the feeling I get every time I arrive at my Grandpa's house in Price, Utah. It's where I spent the first five years of my life. This is my second home. My family and I live about four hours away from Price, but that still doesn't stop us from going to visit as often as possible. The drive there is rather boring, but it's worth being able to see the familiar landscape of my past. After driving through a small town known as Wellington, I know that I am within minutes of being able to glance at my second home....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 926 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
House of a Loving Friend - House of a Loving Friend My eyes were half shut as drool brimmed on my lips about to escape any minute and drip onto the desk. Mr. Johnson didn't seem to notice, and lectured on in his steady monotone voice. A piece of paper landed on my desk, which snapped me back to reality causing me to slurp up the excess liquid on my lips. The paper was a note from Keli. That seemed to be all we ever did in Philosophy, write notes. I opened it and peered down at her neat, smooth handwriting. "What's wrong?" was what I found staring back at me....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1150 words
(3.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
State Wrestling Championship - State Wrestling Championship All my hopes and dreams had come true. I have been wrestling since I was twelve years old. Ever since then I've been trying to accomplish my dream of going to the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament. I decided that I wanted to be a good wrestler, and I wanted to be one of the top wrestlers in the state. I knew that the only way to accomplish my goal was to start wrestling as soon as possible and never give up. The second year of high school I was given my shot to go to state and accomplish my dream....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1355 words
(3.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Discus Ring - The Discus Ring There is a place in my mind that none other is equal to. This place holds the dreams of so many; it grants the wishes of so few. Although hope can persevere through so many trials and tribulations, this place can crush hope in less than an instant. When there is the realization that hope has been mangled, that a person can be or has been defeated, this place may choose to reestablish that person's dignity and pride in the next instantor it may not. This place is the discus ring....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 809 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Memories of Family Camping Trip - Memories of Family Camping Trip The smell of campfire smoke lingers in my nostrils. The breeze moves through the trees, creating a melody for all to hear. The bubbling sound of a brook can be heard far in the distance. Peace and tranquility settle upon my soul, and I feel that everything is right. Nature wraps its arms around me and I feel safe and comforted. I soon hear the sounds of children's laughter and the whooshing of bicycles going by. I finally open my eyes and pull myself out of my sleeping bag....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1101 words
(3.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Romantic Nature Setting - Romantic Nature Setting As I opened my eyes, I saw him laying there, still sleeping and exploring his deepest thoughts. The brisk morning air nibbled at my nose as the sun, just rising over the mountains, warmed my body. I leaned over and gave him a gentle kiss on his lips to wake him. He opened his eyes slowly and looked over at me with a smile. As he stroked the side of my face with his gentle hand, I felt this chocolate colored skin melt over me. After laying there holding each other in perfect silence, we decided to put our clothes on and go for a morning hike....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 967 words
(2.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison - Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison We stepped off the large tour boat with a look of fright in both our eyes. Some joy was there, but knowing what went on in this place made us feel the way we did. To me, Alcatraz didn't really look like a shut down prison at that moment. It looked more like an old worn down cemetery. The paint on most of the buildings was chipped off all the way down to the wood. Most of the buildings had collapsed down to some cement foundations and old rusted poles hanging every other way....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1020 words
(2.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My Incredible Stay in Bolivia - My Incredible Stay in Bolivia As I lifted my heavy suitcase off the wheeled cart, my mind soon went to work reviewing everything I had brought. Considering the mad rush I had to get packed for my ten day stay in Bolivia, I knew there was no way I could have remembered to bring everything. I knew for sure that I had remembered my toothbrush, which is the thing I normally forget. I also mentally went through everything I had packed and to my delight realized I hadn't forgotten a thing. I was so proud of myself....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1976 words
(5.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Mission Trip in Rio de Janeiro - Mission Trip in Rio de Janeiro The second I walked in the door, I knew it was different than any other place I had visited that week. There was a presence of love and happiness hovering in the air. I could feel it; it was so strong. I didn't want to leave that beautiful place called Compassion International. In July 2000, I went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a mission trip. One of the days, we visited the kids of Compassion International. Compassion International is a program in which people from the U.S....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 944 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Boardwalk of Santa Cruz - The Boardwalk of Santa Cruz "Keifer Sutherland blockbuster Lost Boys filmed on this spot," proclaimed the self-important plaque. It was mounted on a wall along a long flight of log stairs. As I looked back, miles of beach stretched out before me and, across the bay, I could see red, blue, orange lights whirling high above the crowds upon a huge wheel. We made our way back to where the steps met back up with the sidewalk alongside the highway. We were hit by the smell of the city, of the freeways, re-invading our senses....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1067 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The State Fair Horse Show - The State Fair Horse Show As a small child, my parents and I made an annual pilgrimage to the State Fair. For my parents, the primary objective of the trip was to attend the World Championship Horse Show in Freedom Hall. My major enjoyment as a young child was the midway and the fair rides; however, this changed as I grew older. My perception of the State Fair was one filled with amazement and adventure. The loud music of the rides and the familiar, huge crowds overwhelmed me with excitement....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 474 words
(1.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Swing Behind My House - The Swing Behind My House Out behind my house, there is a row of fruit trees. At the end of the row, there is a small open building with a swing inside. Sitting in that swing, I can see off the top of the ridge on which my family lives. When I sit there, looking down past the rows of trees and far into the distance, I realize that the place is mine. It is important to me because it is associated with so many memories, it gives me a place to be alone, and it gives me a chance to be outside in nature....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 521 words
(1.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Romantic City of Venice - The Romantic City of Venice Venezia, known as Venice to the American, is one of the most unusual and romantic places in the world today. There you hear no car horns, alarms, or even squeaking brakes. There is just peace and quiet with a slight hum of the motor boats zooming by. You can be walking across a bridge where there are two lovers kissing and keep walking to the other side of the area and look back and they are still kissing. There is nothing to interrupt them, not even the slightest care in the world....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1042 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Trauma Victim in the Emergency Room - Trauma Victim in the Emergency Room The day started like any other. Quiet, but with an underlying vibration waiting to explode. Freshly brewed coffee and the sharp smell of disinfectant mixed in the air like a foreign perfume. Uniformed staff busied themselves with paperwork while waiting for the moment we all knew would come with the lunch hour approaching. It was a typical morning in the emergency room of Presby Plano. We were all standing around, relaxed, discussing our previous weekend adventures....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 801 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Football Game - The Football Game In the beginning, there was football. The official said, Let the stadium lights come on, and they came on. The football players came onto the field, and they saw the light was good. Other teams started to show up and practice on the battle ground, otherwise known as the "playing field." Fans shouted, and cheerleaders went on about their playful acts. Parents, brothers, sisters, and close friends all piled into the stands to see the game of the year. The official stepped out onto the moist grass at Williams Stadium in Plano, Texas....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 1480 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Destructive Tornado - A Destructive Tornado Tornadoes are one of the deadliest and most unpredictable villains mankind will ever face. There is no rhyme or reason, no rhythm to it’s madness. Tornados are one of the most terrifying natural events that occur, destroying homes and ending lives every year. April 29th, 1995, a calm, muggy, spring night I may never forget. Jason, a buddy I grew up with, just agreed to travel across state with me so we could visit a friend in Lubbock. Jason and I were admiring the beautiful blue bonnets, which traveled for miles like little blue birds flying close to the ground....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 633 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Perfect Day in the Ocean - A Perfect Day in the Ocean As I watch, the waves from the shore look fun and almost innocent as they crest and then crash over one another. I can taste the salt in they air and watch little rainbows glisten through the prisms of the ocean’s spray. The warm ocean water toward the shore is covered with foam and bubbles from the rumbling waves as children and their families play in the gritty tan colored sand. I think to myself, “This is perfect”. I make the final preparations on my Yamaha Waverunner....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 955 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
My Soul Mate - My Soul Mate I never thought I would meet the other "half of my orange." "Offspring" was not in my vocabulary, until I saw him, the entity of my imaginings. As he roamed the halls, strutting as though he possessed the building, he consumed my every thought. Every muscle he owned protruded through his uniform, his bulky, curly, caramel, tresses chiseled high and tight. The looks he granted me reassured my interests. He would be the father of my children. He dreaded our visit to Texas; we would travel through four southeastern states, all during the hottest months of the year....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 573 words
(1.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
My Room, My Haven - My Room, My Haven Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home. At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 596 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Church Picnic - The Church Picnic On Sunday August 22nd, the Delta Church of Religious Science had its first annual picnic. It was a gorgeous day at Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch. The breeze gently ruffled the leaves as the branches of the shade trees swayed over the picnic tables. Although the mercury soared to 95 degrees, the heat was not oppressive. The Delta Church, having only formed last October, is relatively small with only seventeen members. Considering that, the turnout of thirty people for the picnic was outstanding....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 802 words
(2.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Church Of The Good Shepherd - The Church Of The Good Shepherd The Church Of The Good Shepherd at 2230 Walton Way, Augusta,Georgia is a beautiful and historic landmark. It was designed by John Nevitt from Savannah, Georgia. In general terms it is Victorian Gothic, but specifically, it is Ruskinian Gothic. The church is cruciform in design and has a gabled roof. A fire on November 23, 1896, destroyed much of the church. The Tiffany style windows were saved by courageous parishioners on their way to worship service. People risked their lives to remove the windows and thereby saved them....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 934 words
(2.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Battle of the Iron Chefs - The Battle of the Iron Chefs A couple of months ago, I found myself sitting at home alone on a Saturday night. Robert was still at work. For once, I was caught up withmost of my homework and all of my housework. It was a miracle. I didn't feellike reading or cooking, so I turned on the TV. Like many young couplestoday, Rob and I choose not to spend the $40 per month on cable TV. Iflipped through the fourteen channels we get from our rabbit-ears antennafor at least fifteen minutes. Cheesy teledrama movie of the week....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1206 words
(3.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Peach Tree - The Peach Tree When I reminisce about my childhood, the fondest memories I have revolve around food. We often went on picnics to the beach. There at the water's edge, my father would struggle to light the charcoal in the wind that kept both the hot dogs and the kids cold. My mothers' anise-sweetened bread was the perfect match for ham every Easter morning, afternoon, and the days that followed. On my birthday we always had gnocchi, fluffy pillows of pasta that melted in our mouths, tossed with an ethereal tomato sauce....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 830 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Opening for Business - Opening for Business The clock is ticking. I missed the last bus, and now I'm jogging down the streets of the city in my favorite black suit, dodging pedestrians and street vendors. I have exactly fifteen minutes to get into the bank, go to the bathroom, and prepare for my business day. If I arrive in less than fifteen minutes, I will be present for the opening of the bank, the most stressful part of my day. I round the corner of Main and Vine Streets, looking directly at the familiar dark marble building....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 855 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My Spanish Dress, and the Spanish Fair - My Spanish Dress At eleven o'clock I am wishing my shoes did not have hobnails in them as I noisily tread down the tranquil street lined with four-o-clocks and horse stables. I try unsuccessfully to not let my footfalls disturb this peaceful night. Silently, I curse myself for deciding to wear this heavy Spanish dress loudly swishing at my ankles. Agitated, I tug at my hair and red shawl. At the comer a rainbow of people spreads out before me. The appetizing aromas of warm bread, seafood, and sherry surge over me and instill a craving....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 847 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Observations at the Park - Observations at the Park A cigarette butt lies next to my foot, still emitting a trace of smoke. Nearby on the dusty asphalt a pigeon waddles self-consciously, bobbing its head as if pecking the air for some invisible food. A squirrel churrs a threat to his brother, challenging him to romp. The walkway before me never becomes silent. A buzz of voices blends with the city soundscape of cars driving and trucks backing, swingsets squealing and sparrows chirping. A toddler, holding tightly to his sister's stroller, yells "Achtung....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 527 words
(1.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Splintered Old Bench - The Splintered Old Bench No one will find me. I’ll have hidden myself well. I part the green curtain as I walk, armed only with a camera, pen and paper, and a book. Behind me, the overgrown foliage and gnarled roots weave themselves back together, concealing the path I have taken. A passerby will overlook my refuge and dismiss it as just another place that nature has reclaimed from the materialistic world. A smile creeps across my face as I anticipate my long sought solitude. I will be safe; no one will seek me here....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 482 words
(1.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Collecting Starfish - Personal Narrative- Collecting Starfish Triumphantly, we stand side by side, grinning widely as our anxious parents snap pictures to appease us and then hurry us away to tend to our battered appendages. Each one of us sprouts some wound or another—a bloodied knee or elbow, bruised toe, bitten finger, or a large sunburn. Some of us are on the verge of dehydration. We have chosen a rough playground, but we love it dearly. Two hours before low tide, we had migrated to the beach, carrying nothing except plastic buckets....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 562 words
(1.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Resort Town - The Resort Town When the eye has tired of the human scenery of the resort town, and the body is weary of the town's repetitive entertainments, the visitor may finally notice the fury of alien plants. The misting systems at every resort, designed for cooling rows of prostrate bodies, also provide the right conditions for equatorial jungles. The resort had made the most of this opportunity. I started to feel the more patient offerings of botanical companionship. To greet these plants, though, I needed to know their names....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1041 words
(3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
A Wonderful Place - A Wonderful Place T he heavy whooshing of the air conditioner does nothing to subdue the hard, crunching sound of my tires against the narrow dirt road. The length of a long, thick branch settled atop two smaller branches jetting about two feet out of the ground is the only defining parameter of the space allotted for vehicle parking. As I check the rearview mirror in a habitual, precautionary manner prior to pulling into a parking spot, I notice a billowy beige cloud trailing behind my car. Upon stepping out of the car, I am struck by two things: the beauty of my surroundings and the dry smell of the dirt cloud filling my nostrils....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1861 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Where I Rest My Head - Where I Rest My Head This is the area where I rest my head. I'm not giving in to calling this "home" because home is where the heart is. I live in the "court district" of downtown Los Angeles. With the influx of the Yuppies, however, it is now called the "historic core," We are standing on the corner of Sixth and Broadway. On the south side of the street heading east there are only two office buildings, yet there are many shops. The first is a jewelry shop. Walking past, we find two clothing stores that sell inexpensive women's clothing....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1028 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Watch - The Watch I am sitting in a still room, borrowing a moment to inhale the serenity that seems to float in the air like a cloud of fog, and listening to the silence. Listening closely, I notice that the silence, an absence of apparent sound, is its own symphony; it is an orchestration that is being kept alive by a carefully beating drum. I concentrate on the drum’s beats, observing that its rhythm is steadily and confidently throbbing. When glancing, I make a discovery and erupt with laughter. At this moment, precisely 1:43 PM, I realize that the incessant pulsation is not the tempo of tranquility, but rather the ticking of my watch....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1888 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Our Summer Cabin – A Place of Golden Sunlight and Echoes - Our Summer Cabin – A Place of Golden Sunlight and Echoes In my lifetime, I have been privileged to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. I have seen the rich fire of sunset over the Rocky Mountains and the brilliance of coral reefs in crystal blue Caribbean waters. No spot on earth, however, has yet surpassed the beauty of my childhood paradise, a place my family called Tamarack. Tamarack was a family camp and hunting lodge set deep in the heart of the Mountains. My earliest memories of it are fractured images of sights and sounds and smells--golden bars of sunlight through majestic oaks and elms, the ever-present smell of wood smoke and haunting echoes....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 2114 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
My Paradise - My Paradise While some may consider paradise an otherworldly place where all one’s dreams and desires are fulfilled, I have a very different, more earthly view, on the matter. My vision of paradise has no singing angels and no endless amounts of whatever. The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg contains several acres of ornate gardens and a small canal. On one end of the canal is a wooden bridge with crackled and peeling paint, and almost expected is the bench that is built into the side of that bridge....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 403 words
(1.2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Torrential Downpour of the South - The Torrential Downpour of the South What causes fascination. Perhaps it is our inherent curiosity of the unknown. Why then, do we often marvel at the most mundane of phenomena. Wherein lies the secret to this sensation of phenomenal wonder - the ability to perceive the ordinary with a unique sensual acuity. I cannot claim to have this aforementioned acuity, but I have endeavored on many occasions to hunt for the intriguing in what is plain – to experience ‘phenomenal wonder’. There are experiences which do not require acuity to fascinate us – the mystical....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 780 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Touching Maria- First Touch of a Girl - Personal Narrative Essay - Touching Maria On the day the drug film was to be shown in Mr. George's science class, I took my assigned seat at the rear center cluster of desks, directly across from a girl named Maria. She was at least a head taller than I was, with a few freckles, and long brown hair that covered most of her face. Like all the girls in my seventh grade class, she wore skirts or casual dresses over a contrasting leotard. She was not especially pretty or popular, not that I had any right to evaluate her....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 782 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Spring Morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop - Spring Morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop The sun catches on the many colors of transparent glass: Forest green, cobalt blue, peachy pink, and amber yellow forms a surrealistic prism around the room. In the swirling colors, Victorian dolls dance. This is the image that comes to mind when I think of a spring morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop. Gravel crunches as I walk toward the old gray house. Above the steps is a baby blue sign that reads "Todd's Treasures," a hoe and rake form a pyramid over the sign....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1492 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
High School Locker - High School Locker "Here's your locker combination. Just go right down that hall," said Mrs. Breech pointing toward the sophomore hall. I walked into the sophomore hall so that I could find my locker and make sure that my combination worked. I turn the shiny black dial right to 27, left to 49, right again to 32. Clicking at each number, the lock clicked once more as I lifted the small silver latch. I was ecstatic that my clean, creamy white locker had the correct combination. That would make my life a lot easier when school started in two weeks....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 663 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Fire Station - The Fire Station Just recently, I was sitting at my dinner table and suddenly the alarm from my small gadget erupted in tremendous noise. My pager went off and I hear a man's voice in a heavy western accent say, "There will be a fire meeting tonight, 7:30." BEEP. Following this, in the same cowboy like accent, my family echoes in unison, " Be there or be square." Grinning, I finish my supper and head into town. I turn my engine off and got out of my car. I walk up the cement ramp towards the door of the metal-sided fire station....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1315 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Hazy Memory from Childhood - Place Essay - A Hazy Memory from Childhood Recalling a favorite childhood place is not an easy endeavor for a person of my temperament. Through a hazy memory instances and occurrences come fleeting through my mind like clouds floating across a colored sky. I can recall happy memories, and sad ones. Both are there, only their shapes differ; clouds too offer up different shapes. My problem lies in the actual choosing of a place that I can call favorite. Many different places come to mind, but each one has to be ruled out, for always some glitch appears and floats across a foggy memory that has not yet been burned away by the hot summer sun....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1098 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
White Bread - White Bread The plastic wrapper of a loaf of Wonderbread’s D’Italiano white bread is colored brightly with the primary colors one associates with childhood and kindergarten playroom activities. The swirling script lettering of the word D’Italiano makes the bread seem somehow more special than bread packaged with ordinary block lettering. On both ends of the shiny, clear wrapper, boldly colored round dots resembling bright balloons are arranged upon a blazing red background, conveying the joy and happiness the bread would bring to any sandwich and my fifteen-year-old life....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1851 words
(5.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Evolution of a Small Park - Place Essay – The Evolution of a Small Park Piazzetta Vescovato is not just the prettiest square in the heart of Brescia’s historic downtown. Piazzetta Vescovato is a powerful symbol. Nested between Corso Zanardelli and Via Trieste, this little site has been a meaningful part of the lives of generations and generations of Bresciani (inhabitants of Brescia). Half a century ago, la piazzetta(as I like to call it) witnessed the horrors of the Second World War, when frightened people stepped on its sanpietrini(those little cubic stones that made up the pavement of medieval European streets), attempting to escape the Nazi soldiers or to reach a rifugio,an underground cellar that offered protection from the bombs thrown down by German planes....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1321 words
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
My First Car - My First Car   It was a cold December night shortly after dusk, a likely setting for an event that would prove to be life altering. As fate would have it, this would be the night that I lost the material possession that truly meant the most to me. I would lose the one thing that gave me much pride and joy and excitement. I often think back and liken us to a newlywed couple, for we had only been together for 18 months and were still very much honeymooning. It was a night, a moment, that even now scoffs and mocks me as I travel thither and yonder with her replacement....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive Essays] 880 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Serenity of the Field - Serenity of the Field   As I drive up the hill, passing the mailbox and the meticulously groomed lawn, I find myself taking on a transformation. I breathe a sigh of relief and feel the tension drain from my body in anticipation of seeing "my place." As I turn the corner I see it, to anyone else it just looks like a simple field. But to me, it is my sanctuary that I can escape from the hectic world. This is where I can relax and feel like I’m a kid again. In my field, for a short while time stops, and I don’t have to worry what needs done next....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 969 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Outer Banks of North Carolina - The Outer Banks of North Carolina   As I walk towards the ocean with the sand warm beneath my feet, the waves lap at my ankles, seeming as if they want to pull me out to sea. The sun rises over the horizon, reflecting off the waves and shimmering like gold. The salt air smells tangy as it stings my nose with the smell I crave while I am away from the ocean. The Outer Banks in North Carolina has been my favorite place to go from my first memories. I look forward to going there every summer because there at the ocean I feel at home....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1165 words
(3.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Our Farm - Farm I woke up before my alarm. A distant square of eerie half-twilight from the window held the familiar outline of the locust tree. In the dark, I fumbled to dress without waking my parents. I slipped outside. The sun was still below the horizon but the clouds above the mountains were tainted the color of pomegranates. Around me the shadows seemed empty. I tried not to look into the brush as I walked down the driveway. I had stopped before, looking to see the back of the shadows; staring hard, only to have them retreat from my eyes indefinitely....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 2832 words
(8.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Mother's Pearls - Mother's Pearls Around my mother’s neck was a necklace: a string of jaggedly spherical crystal beads. I don’t know why she chose that necklace for that night. Her sister’s wedding perhaps called for the touch of a family heirloom, or perhaps she simply liked the way it sat above her collarbone in a path of smooth stones. All the same, it was on this night that she chose to wear it — this favorite piece of hers — a gift from her late grandmother. On my mother’s lap I sat in a curl — no older than seven, with little patience for adults or conversation or wedding parties....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 539 words
(1.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Forgotten - The Forgotten A cool autumn breeze swept across the campus green on the morning of September 9, 1890, as John Hope ascended the steps of Manning Hall. Inside the chapel students crowded into pews for the annual Convocation ceremony. Former graduates, professors and faculty filled the side aisles. The morning sun cast golden rays on the smooth mahogany floor as John Hope walked to the back row. For this brilliant young African American, the day rang full of promise. After leaving Brown, Hope would go onto become the first African American president of Atlanta University and an early advocate of civil rights organizations, including the W.E.B....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Racism] 3003 words
(8.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Foxwoods: Pleasure in the Absence of Sin? - Foxwoods: Pleasure in the "Absence" of Sin. Fifty two miles from Providence, on Route 2 off Interstate 95 you will find a purple and turquoise glow in the middle of the Connecticut woods. On the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, the largest gambling casino in the world —Foxwoods, sits nestled among massive, old growth trees and modest hills. Route 2 cuts a straight shot through the woods. An endless row of headlights returning from the casino illuminates both sides of the rural, two-lane road, and a string of brake lights guide the way towards a land run by rules of luck, addiction, and money....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays] 3299 words
(9.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Creation Of The Compact Disc - The Creation Of The Compact Disc The creation of the compact disc, better known as the CD, can be traced back to the late 1960s. A Dutch scientist named Klass Compaan of Philips Research conceived the idea for the CD. He teamed with another scientist, Piet Kramer, who together introduced the first color videodisc prototype in 1972. Sony teamed up with Philips on the creation of the compact disc, and together they were able to develop a standard, universal compact disc to hold audio information....   [tags: Technology Descriptive Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited :: 4 Sources Cited
2949 words
(8.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The High School Gymnasium - The High School Gymnasium My alarm clock blares into my silent room. It’s time to spend the early hours of my Saturday morning at the same place I spent the late hours of my Friday night. Groggily I get dressed and leave without breakfast. When I arrive, it is dark, empty and cold. The lonely feeling replaces what was bright, full and warm just hours ago. This place is the gymnasium at my high school. For four years, I have exerted sweat, tears, and even blood in this place. On this stage, four years of my growing up and maturing were played out for anyone willing to pay two dollars....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 402 words
(1.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "descriptive". To narrow your search results, please add more search terms to your query.
[<< Previous] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2011 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service