Seems like we’re still ducking those pesky raindrops …

06-20-14

The rain is slated to make another appearance later today. I believe we’ve had rain every day this week. In that 24-hour period from Tuesday through Wednesday night we logged 2 ¼ inches of rain and I was ready to grab a hammer, nails and some two by fours if it didn’t let up soon. Did you see the pictures of the flooded-out Lodge with vehicles slowly rolling along? Scary stuff! Yesterday, it finally brightened up but today is nothing special … rather cloudy and dismal looking to close out this final day of Spring. Again, no trip for me to Council Point Park as I figured it would still be too soggy and perhaps the reeds and bushes by the Creek might be laden with mosquitoes. So, like yesterday I trekked along the sidewalks in the neighborhood and along Fort Street – not as picturesque, but it gets the steps and eventual mileage done. I was able to get in three miles today. All the neighborhoods in my area appeared to be unscathed from the wind and torrential rains from Tuesday and Wednesday and I saw no fallen trees or large limbs on the ground. I was fortunate to not lose power, or have flooding downstairs, nor in the street, though I can’t speak to the neighbors’ basements. We sure lucked out, especially after hearing about and seeing all the tornado damage that wiped out two small towns. The neighborhood sights are not nearly so fun, nor photo-worthy, as a trip to the Park and since it was so cloudy I didn’t even take along my camera, so for today’s post I’m sharing my picture of the Mama duck and her ducklings I found while peering through the reeds at the Park about a week ago. I was checking out the little family and nearly lost my balance and landed into the muddy water as the banks of the Creek were a little slippery from the wet grass and some mud. Oops! There is always something wondrous to take away from a trip to the Park … it is just necessary to keep your mind and eyes open to each of those blessings. In that vein, I’d like to share a favorite quote with you:

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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