Spring: Is there an app for that?


I awoke to the pitter patter of rain AGAIN and temps in the mid-30s.  Well, those pesky April showers are sure to be expected, but temps just above freezing?  Mother Nature’s memory has clearly gone kaput because she has forgotten what the “real April” is supposed to be like.

The rain stopped, and after it finally lightened up outside, I peered through the peep hole and it looked promising.  I opened the front door to get a better look, thinking I’d dash out to the car and run it a few minutes, then maybe … just maybe, get in a petite walk as well.  The pavement was mostly dry, but when I looked over to the next block, there were dark and brooding clouds in an already gray sky, so it didn’t look too promising.  Before I could contemplate my journey, suddenly a jagged streak of lightening lit up the gray sky followed by the meanest crack of thunder I’ve heard in awhile.  In fact, it was so loud it made me nearly jump out of my skin.  I figured it was the precursor for round #2 of the rain, and besides … I was not going to make Buddy an orphan by getting hit by a bolt of lightning.  Sure enough, I closed the door and walked down the hall and the sky opened up with a pounding rain.  Great weather … if you’re a duck.

Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not ~Author Unknown

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: Is there an app for that?

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Woody almost jumped out of his hair when the thunder roared. He went to all the windows to look out trying to discover the reason for that troublesome noise, I did laugh. I wonder what he will do this summer. It is very chilly.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    That was no doubt the same crack of thunder that I heard Marge – it shook the whole house. You may not have to wait ’til Summer to find out Woody’s reaction to a thunderstorm – we’re supposed to have one Thursday afternoon.


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