Wait just a cotton-picking minute …


It was a little on the steamy side when I departed for my walk this morning – yep, just hot and humid like a Summer day. I was wearing a cap-sleeved cotton shirt and still felt clammy. There were no critter treats to take along since I finished them up the other day, so I was streamlined and ready to roll nice and early. I got down to Council Point Park and had started on the first loop, when the mounds of white stuff floating on the Ecorse Creek immediately caught my eye. In the past, I described it as looking like dishwater, all sudsy and brimming over the top of the Creek. Today, I looked a little closer, (or perhaps my glasses were cleaner), and noticed it was not a film at all, but mounds of white fluff from the dandelions and cottonwood trees that had accumulated and settled atop the water as you see in the picture above. Unbelievable! It just sort of sat there since it was a calm morning and there was no wind. The fluff and stuff was bunched together in various places along the Creek, and, in other spots with no accumulated fuzzies, the water was just brown and murky. I walked only one lap today, so I was slackin’ off I guess, or perhaps the muggies got to me. You can bet the first item I checked when I got home was my A/C unit to ensure there was no white fluff clogging up the grill that needed hosing off. Surprisingly, there was none, but maybe the recent rain was slanting sideways and took it all off. This got me wondering where all that fuzz and fluff ends up eventually? No wonder that fish was jumping out of the water so quickly last week. He was probably getting asphyxiated between the fuzzies and the brown water and wanted to get out of there pronto … I can’t say that I blame him.

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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