Spring Fling.


This morning it was murky but mild, and, in the distance, way down in Wyandotte, I heard the cattle-like lowing of the foghorn’s mournful call as I walked out the door. I set out for a brief respite from the confines of the house, eager to get a breath of fresh air that was above the freezing mark.

The words “Spring Fling” are far from racy or suggestive as regards this title … not in the least. They are, for me, just the almost-ceremonial first day after a long and cold Winter where the bulky clothes are cast aside in favor of lighter and more-seasonable ones.

I actually get more excited on the first day I feel the warm Spring sun on my head, or, when I return home from a walk carrying my jacket or sweater looped around a finger or slung around my waist. That’s a feel-good moment for sure.

But I felt compelled to recognize the Spring-like day after the brutally cold weather we’ve endured these past two months.

So, as I walked out the door this morning, it was sans the scarf, and the mittens were replaced by more-fashionable gloves. I also banished the boots, ditched the down-filled parka and shucked the Sherpa hat.

What item is the next to go?

Well, I’ll never tell.

Ahhh, a flirtation with Spring is good for the Winter-weary soul.

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to Spring Fling.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Now that was cute.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Glad you liked it Marge


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