And the hits just keep on comin’.


Mother Nature has been disparaged to the hilt this season and it looks like the hits will just keep on comin’. Even the WWJ meteorologist quipped this morning that someone forgot to send Mother Nature the memo that Spring arrives today. When I stepped outside for my walk this morning it was windy, but heck … March winds are nothing new, however, a few tenacious snowflakes fell and hung onto my nose and my sleeve for dear life and finally melted – whew! The ice on the Detroit River pictured above is starting to break up and soon the ice fisherman will pack up their gear and the freighters will start ferrying their cargo back-and-forth along Michigan’s waterways. The Winter of our discontent has caused constant comments and my long-distance chums who live in warmer climes have bemoaned the weather just as much as we have. My friend, Evelyn, who resides in Richmond, Virginia marveled at their 4-5 inch snowfall, took many pictures to show me the accumulation of “the white stuff” and enjoyed 1½ snow days off from work. Cheryl, a high school buddy, who now lives in Cary, North Carolina and is a teacher, enjoyed a whopping 9 weather-related days off from school due to snowy or icy conditions; unfortunately they had many make-up days on Saturdays … groan. She e-mailed pictures of her deck glazed over with ice or tall pine trees bending over with heavy, wet snow. However, unlike our snow which has hung on interminably, their snowfall melted and departed quickly. My friend Carol, who lives near Rochester, New York had a mild Winter and kept telling me that we swapped seasons this year since this weather was the norm for them. Remind me never to move to Honeoye Falls, New York. We’ll move on and gradually the Winter of 2013-2014 will become a dim memory. Even today’s Google Doodle brightened our spirits with a touch of Spring. Hopefully you’ll find a smile on your face and a spring in your step before the sun goes down on this first day of the vernal equinox.

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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