Forget the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that Aretha sings about … I was ready to launch into song myself, right along with the many songbirds that dotted the canopy of trees along Emmons Boulevard as I set out on my walk today. Why? Just because it was so cool and refreshing, albeit a little windy, with a sky unmarred by clouds and a brilliant sun.

Because of yesterday’s on-and-off rain and possible mosquitoes, I decided to abandon a visit to Council Point Park where it is dense and bushy, and head instead to the River. The 12-15 mph winds caused the flag at Biddle and Jefferson to flap furiously and the ripples on the water were giving the early morning pleasure boat riders a wild and wavy trip. Most of the seagulls, who swooped down low looking for handouts, resembled Alfalfa from “The Little Rascals” with their ruffled head feathers.

Standing on the cross-streets of Emmons and Biddle, I lingered as long as I could, just loving the cool morn. I dread the heat and humidity that is slated to begin Friday. I popped over to the River’s Edge Marina for a quick look-see and potential photo ops, but there were none, so I began my trek home again.

My round trip to the River and back added five miles to my total and I arrived home feeling like my brain had been aired out and I was ready to take on the world.

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 R-E-F-R-E-S-H!

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh the weather is fabulous. How I wished this was our permanent weather.
    Oh I liked the way the seagull’s feathers appeared.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    I love this weather too Marge. I hate hearing it will be hot and sticky starting tomorrow – this is just perfect for me.


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