Dragonflies and devils.

Tropical beach and direction board saying SEPTEMBER

September has arrived.

When I listened to the tropical-sounding weather forecast before I left for my walk, I swear I thought it was August 1st and not the first day of September. I think Mother Nature flipped her calendar page backward instead of forward.

When I left the house it was still misty from the overnight fog. The sky was hazy and the sun was trying its best to peek through the clouds, and, if ol’ Sol had been successful, it would have been even steamier and more uncomfortable.

As I passed Ford Park, out of the corner of my eye, I could see mist rising from the baseball field, and dancing along the grounds, and, I must admit it looked a little eerie. Likewise, when I walked down Emmons Boulevard toward the marina, the sky and water just blended in together.

I didn’t take along my camera today because it was so murky-looking, and why subject it to the humid air if there would be no pictures to take?

But, I was wrong.

About the photo ops, that is.

As I headed toward the River, I passed the white stockade fence where I took the peephole picture of the Creek last month. As I neared that fence, my eyes honed in on two very large dragonflies that had alighted side-by-side on the fence. Occasionally I’ve seen a dragonfly flitting around the garden, but, I’ve never seen one up close, let alone two of them. I stood there a few minutes just admiring that posed pair, their delicate gossamer wings twitching ever so slightly, all the while kicking myself for leaving the camera behind.

On the return trip down the Boulevard, I saw my first Halloween decorations adorning a homeowner’s windows and doors. The spooky-looking bunch were the usual cast of characters, complete with evil smirks or sinister-looking grins, but … it was the devils who made me do it … write about them in this post.

From the delightful dragonflies to the macabre Halloween meanies … it was all part of the sightseeing trip on this early September morn.

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 Dragonflies and devils.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Linda I never leave my camera at home. I sure wish you had yours for the dragonflies. I don’t think I ever saw two together. You were very lucky. Halloween decoration. The Devil You Say…Not liking those people.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I know you said never to leave it at home and I had been good about taking it … but now that I carry the phone on the other side, which I only started doing a month or so ago, when I go to Meijer or if it looks like rain, I just take the camera off my fanny pack belt. Yesterday it was so foggy and humid, I just left it off. Of course, today I took it – saw nothing. They were beautiful – side-by-side on the white fence near a knothole. Wanted to kick myself. Yes, Halloween decorations … I was sweating my buns off and saw them.


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