Rainy days and Mondays, and Tuesdays and …

08-20-14

Thinking of that song “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenters from back in the early 70s and how they sang about how “rainy days and Mondays always get me down” … well, I guess truer words were never spoken. Just like everyone was weary of the endless cold and snow by the time Spring finally exited, I think this constant sogfest is not making many points either. I feel lucky to remain unscathed by this last round of storms though the power went out momentarily a couple of times last night. I was sitting here writing this post, and the kitchen light flickered, and my wireless went out, but both returned in record time. This damp weather is extending my Spring allergies, despite being on an allergy shot regimen for a decade and using OTC allergy meds. My voice sounds like Kim Carnes and I could match “Sneezy” from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” sneeze for sneeze every morning from this onslaught of funky weather. I wonder how much pool time people really got in this Summer, between the coolish weather and all the rain? The next thing you know, the kids will be clamoring to go back to school because they are bored with being housebound all the time. I wonder what they will compose when asked to write “What I Did On My Summer Vacation”? One plus from all this rain has been gargantuan-sized plants … I pass a house with patch of Empress Wu Hostas and they are impressive, but this plant, pictured above, really piqued my interest. I pass it every time I go to Council Point Park. It seems to grow larger every day and the homeowners are never out in the yard when I pass so I can’t ask what they are growing, because I am just nosey enough to ask them. Until recently, I was an avid gardener and used to faithfully read gardening periodicals, and listen to the “The Gardening Show” on WJR without fail. I remember seeing or reading about Elephant Ear Plants through the years, and I Googled that image and I strongly suspect that might be what this plant is, but, when I think of Elephant Ears, I’m more inclined to think of those sweet doughy treats you buy at the carnival when it is in town. As to this plant, ‘til I find out otherwise, I’ll assume that Jack has sown a handful of bean seeds and leave it at that.

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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