‘Nuff said!!!

The calendar, which touts the arrival of Spring nearly five weeks, is soooooooo wrong. Even the advent of the pretty pink moon tonight doesn’t conjure any pastel Spring images when people are still in warm weather gear and yesterday the snow was a’flyin’. It was a harsh wind as I set out on “foot errands” this morning, multi-tasking as I strode along Fort Street making three stops to get errands done. Brrrrrrrr. The wind was whipping around – leaves, food wrappers and miscellaneous and sundry debris dancing in the still salt-stained streets. Green grass is growing haphazardly in clumps, looking unkempt, and rock salt kept crunching under the soles of my shoes as I stepped briskly along. I huddled down further into my coat, pulled my wool scarf higher over my neck and cold kept filtering through the woven fibers in my wool hat. I walked along the cross-street and a chimney was huffing and puffing and belching out a thick black smoke, smelling like someone was using wet wood. It made me momentarily cough and it filled the air with an acrid smell and lingered in my clothing long after I passed. I am still so bummed because this rainy weather has made me miss many walks the past few weeks. When I last walked, tiny shoots of daffs and crocuses were just emerging above the still-frozen earth in many gardens I passed. I like watching the progress of these Spring flowers; it’s like watching time-lapse photography over the course of a few weeks. But I missed all that. The daffodils are already in bloom and probably today’s wind will whisk that bloom away before day’s end. The forsythia are just starting to bloom putting colorful yellow hues into still another gray and dismal-looking-and-feeling day. I got home and took the car for a spin to get gas and a car wash – I pulled into the driveway and it starting “slaining” to borrow a phrase from Sonny Eliot – quick downpour mixed with sleet. Someone has got this calendar thing all wrong.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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