They call me mellow yellow.

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A week between visits to Council Point Park was simply too long for me. The weather took its toll on my walking regimen so I had to be content with a few short hops and staying put the rest of the time. In the week while I was away from the Park, all the trees came out – nearly every tree was adorned in either brilliant green leaves or in beautiful blossoms. The vast grounds were similarly adorned … with dandelions that is. They were everywhere and some places it was hard to see the grass for the golden yellow heads dotting the landscape as you see in the picture above. I had on a dark coat and when I arrived home, as I hung my coat on the hall tree, I saw the shoulders and sleeves were covered with yellow pollen. Allergists had predicted the Polar Vortex events would cause everything to leaf out or bloom at once thus causing a disastrous double whammy for people with Spring allergies. I am in that category. Today’s dusting of pollen on my clothes and a two-loop trip around the Park made me a sitting duck for a series of sneezes soon after I arrived home. I just figured I was mellow yellow after venturing out – mellow from a trip to my favorite go-to spot and yellow from pollen flying through the air, so why not entitle my post as such? I do wish I’d not thought of that silly old Donovan song though, as it’s been an earworm the rest of my day.

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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