Catching some ZZZZZs and snagging some sea creatures.


Well, the weather folks were touting this rainy Thursday and we got it.  It is still drizzling out there.  I figured it was safe to set the alarm for later as there’d be no walk for me this morning.  I even went to bed super early and slept in late (for me).  So, no more using sleep deprivation as an excuse for being crabby.

By now, I suspect that this very cool-looking chalk art has completely vanished from the sidewalk as a result of the heavy rain.  Unlike the usual childish scribbles, doodles and flowers I see festooned on neighborhood sidewalks, I was really impressed with these sea creatures … enough so to take a picture of the artwork.  My wild imagination tells me that the little kid who created this goes to the playground and says “hey, do ya wanna come over and see some etchings?”  (Well, that’s a Throwback Thursday phrase if I ever heard one.)

I don’t think sidewalk chalk art was the rage when I was a kid, and … it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, as we lived in a new subdivision with a gravel road in that cul-de-sac.  About the only artwork that I cranked out was using an Etch A Sketch, plus the occasional crude crayon drawings of my pets for grade school assignments that my mom lovingly saved and now repose in a scrapbook at the bottom of the closet.

On this cool and clammy-feeling day, this “seafood special” makes me hungry, so I am going to finish this blog post and have a bowl of Campbell’s Chunky New England Clam Chowder with Goldfish crackers.

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 Catching some ZZZZZs and snagging some sea creatures.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    The picture is cute. Some pictures are very good, than there is my drawings.


    • lindasschaub says:

      When I retire, going to pick up the pastels and charcoals and sketch again – but that’s a while down the road. When I see Maggie Rust’s drawings it makes me long to sketch again – it has been a very long time. In the meantime, will use the camera. I uploaded some pics this morning before I went out – a mama duck and ducklings – have to see how they looked … using the zoom a lot.


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