Fluff and Stuff.


I decided I had moved the dust around enough for Spring cleaning to be deemed done for 2015, so therefore I hightailed it out the door for a walk at Council Point Park.

Since my last visit, a week ago today, the trees were having a “coming out” party.  Although the event did not garner as much attention as it did for Bruce Jenner, the greening of the Park was a welcome sight after the blah landscape of late.

It was a beautiful morning – the sky was blue, the sun was shining and everything was right with the world.

As I wended my way back and forth to the Park, it was the flowering trees and bushes that stole the show.

Pretty purple azaleas and rhododendrons were in full bloom and the forsythia bushes added a golden glow to an already golden morn.

Though it may sound silly, I was imagining the many flowering trees, if they could speak to one another, saying “who are you wearing?”

Some weeping cherry trees were spilling over with dainty pink blooms and the crabapples were resplendent in their frilly-looking white petticoats.  Those magnificent magnolias were cloaked in pinky tones, blushing with their pale, poufy blooms and tall pear trees looked regal as they rustled with millions of showy, snowy-looking blossoms.  The flowering trees were all so girly-looking, seemingly competing with one another, as if they were headed en masse to a debutante ball.

How quickly we forget the rigors of our wicked Winter when the beauty of Spring is presented to us in such a pleasant panorama.

The Spring came suddenly,

bursting upon the world,

as a child burst into a room,

with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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4 Responses to Fluff and Stuff.

  1. ann marie stevens says:

    Gosh……….that was beautiful…………………Linda


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Ann Marie – it was a beautiful day out today. Those trees last such a short time and today it seemed they all were out. Just gorgeous. I have to look at my lilacs. I have two trees … one in lavender and the other a deeper purple. They last only a short time as well.


  2. Marge Aubin says:

    I wish we could bottle all the color and wonderful smells and than save it to be opened in the middle of winter. I could picture all the trees and flowers during your walk it sounded beautiful.


  3. lindasschaub says:

    Marge – Yes it was a pretty morning yesterday – birds singing in the trees all the way down and back and around the Park. It was very peaceful. Too bad those flowering trees are only out for a few days, a week tops. The trees reminded me of a bunch of girls at a prom, or, last week at the Redford Theatre they were showing “Gone With the Wind” … they had one of the only two remaining cast members there … the boy who played Beau Wilkes (Ashley/Melanie’s boy) … so in conjunction with that, they had shown some pictures, I think of the opening scene, at a big ball with all the beautiful dresses with the petticoats, and crinolines and hoop skirts so they were in my mind.


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