Mother Nature mooned us again, and …

10-08-14

… she isn’t in the least red-faced about it! So, did you peer out the window, clad in your pjs, early this morning to catch a glimpse of that Blood Moon and the moon eclipse, or did you hit the snooze bar for some more zzzzzzzzzzzzs? I did take a peek, but the windowpane’s reflection didn’t do the moon justice so there are no photos from me. The pictures of that Blood Moon were amazing; it’s a good thing it isn’t Halloween week or everyone would be making Dracula jokes for sure.

I headed back to Council Point Park this morning. It was a very brisk walk and the wide open areas of the Park caused the wind to whip around and nearly take your breath away, especially if you were walking at a good pace. Just like the leaves that have dropped off the trees, the walker population in the early a.m. has similarly dropped off, and more than a few familiar faces were missing today. The first loop I walked solo. Soon I joined up with Cindy, whom I mentioned in in my post last Monday, after she showed me all the duck hideaways that she knew of, so I discovered where the ducks have been hiding since Spring. We talked and walked while enjoying the beautiful morning. The songbirds were trilling, the ducks were lined up on a log and quacking away and then that pleasurable ambiance was suddenly interrupted when a Canada Goose plunged into the Creek with a kerplunk, then much splashing ensued. A fellow walker came toward us, all excited, as she had just seen a deer in the water by a wooded area. We walked another loop, hoping to catch sight of the deer, but it eluded us. Maybe next time. We parted and I headed for home, head bent down as that wind sure had a bite to it, which seemed only fitting, being on the dregs of the Blood Moon and all. As to seeing red – well my cheeks were bright red by the time I got home and have a look at this tri-colored tree, with the focal point of crimson red – a jewel in an otherwise blah landscape. You are awesome Mother Nature.

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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