Flip-flops and fish-flops.


Whew! It seems we have zipped past Spring and gone right to Summer. It was sultry and steamy when I left for my walk this morning and even the breeze didn’t cool me off. My feet were hot in my padded socks and heavy walking shoes and I mused that wiggling my toes in flip-flops might have been preferred. When I got down to Council Point Park I glanced at the water as I rounded the first bend and the Ecorse Creek was very brown and murky looking as you see in the photo above. In some places there was a white bubbly substance floating on top – it looked like dishwater, plus it smelled a little funky as well … almost fishy. While I was wishing for a clothespin for my nose, I heard a splash, so I swiveled my head just on time to see a fairly big fish leaping out of the water and doing a belly flop. In all the time spent gazing at the Creek this past year, I’ve seen plenty of water fowl and frogs, but never a fish. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, so I just kept walking and then I heard the splish-splash once again. I saw the tail fin of a fish as it was jumping out of the water and then plopping in once again. I am sure he was trying to escape the nasty brown Ecorse Creek water but he couldn’t get very far. This time I stopped and walked over to the banks of the Creek and pulled out my camera to get a shot of the catch-of-the-day when he next appeared. I waited around for ten minutes but I suspect he took off to parts unknown since he never resurfaced again.

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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