Mother Nature: Enough already!


It’s still another Winter weary day as we trudge off to work, school or wherever. Even the expectation of a few “balmy” days ahead do nothing to buoy our spirits, and I suspect that even the Winter sports enthusiasts will quit saying “bring it on” about the snow going forward. Here in Michigan, we got a little boost before this latest round of snow when our very own Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who train at Arctic Ice in Canton, brought home the gold in ice dancing at Sochi. We’ll boast about their spectacular feat for a long time since it was not only a personal best for them, but the first time the U.S. has won gold in ice dancing competition. I’ve watched video clips of the pair’s exquisite skating performance and was left breathless; their graceful moves seem effortless, and they are so deserving of the prize after 17 years of skating together. It seems the Olympics have been going on forever, though it is only Day 11, and now there are but a handful of days until the closing ceremony on Sunday. At that point Winter will lose its pizazz permanently as we all retreat to our mundane muddling through the rest of the season. While our Winter may be for the birds, one clever bird, has created his own bobsled event. This is no birdbrain folks. While his resourceful performance may not have the ooh and ahh appeal of the speeding bullet of a bobsleigh and its occupant as it careens around the icy, serpentine-like tunnel track in death defying moves, this little video will give you a much-needed giggle and get you through our snowy day:

Live in each season as it passes;
breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,
and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
~~~Henry David Thoreau, from “Walden”

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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