Pure Michigan weather …


The thermometer’s up, it’s down, then up again. The old adage about waiting a few minutes and the weather will change could not be truer in this state. This Summer I’ve had to have three different sets of walking clothes at the ready depending on how cool or warm it is. This morning felt downright chilly.

I hopped out of bed and got out the door and down to the Park in record time. These past few days I’ve been swamped at work so I wanted to ensure I got my five miles in for today while the weather is so perfect, and, indeed, I was able to do so.

I decided to include this picture of the lily pads that float so daintily on the surface of the Creek water with this blog post. I’m still looking for the elusive frogs that should be sitting on top of them, but, as usual, nary a frog was in sight. Perhaps that fraternal order of frogs are consoling Kermit who broke up with Ms. Piggy today. Yes, sadly it’s all over social media and even made the national news.

Sorry Kermit – as you know it’s not easy being green.

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 Pure Michigan weather …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I didn’t hear about the break up. Glad you could get the 5 miles in. I love the lilly pads.


  2. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda….you are such a clever writer…………………….I dont watch regular news whats this break up all about……………………Im amazed there are lily pads around…………………signs of good life……………guess what I bought me some strawberry flavoring!!!!!!!


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Ann Marie – I am glad you are enjoying these posts. I was surprised to see lily pads as well – I thought people had to plant them in their ponds. I have a friend who has koi goldfish and a large pool in his backyard. He had to get special plants for them because when it gets cold, the fish go into a state of dormancy and hide between and beneath the plants. Glad you found that strawberry syrup – I know you will love it … you have to let me know.


  3. lindasschaub says:

    I was surprised there were lily pads there too Marge – I thought you had to plant those tropical lilies into the water …. I have a friend who has a koi pond and he has lilies but I think he bought them – they don’t grow there on their own???


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