Another fabulous day for a foray to my favorite place.

09-29-14

The string of beautiful Summer-like days continues. At the tail end of my trip yesterday I found myself at mile #400, so I started off mile #401 by trekking to my favorite little nature nook. My boss decided to linger in the Upper Peninsula another day and wend his way back home today, so, for me, with that bonus morning down here in the Lower Peninsula, I took advantage of his absence to take an extended walk in the Park. I did two loops, enjoying the stillness of the early morning – why, even the 8:20 a.m. train was absent. But, the usual flora and fauna were there – hints of red and golden yellow are even creeping into the wild weeds and bushes along the trail, as well as the new Fall colors tinging the tiptop of the trees. I’m sure these beautiful hues could rival any of the foliage found in the UP. I saw a handful of squirrels, but they seemed disinterested this morning, so my bag of peanuts remained intact in my pocket. I chatted with Cindy, the pole walker, and she shared some secret spots along the trail where I could find ducks and turtles lined up along a log and frolicking in the water. I didn’t know about these little hidey-holes and went to investigate with her. What a treasure trove of mallards we saw and that just made my Monday morning special. The turtles – well, they were nipping at the surface, but hiding from us below the dark water, but every so often the sun would glint on their air holes. With rain in the forecast this evening, I lingered at the Park as long as I could before heading home, knowing I might not be visiting for a day or two.

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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