Sunnyday strollin’.


There were many descriptions for this beautiful Sunday – I simply called it “Sunnyday” instead of “Sunday”, but it was also stupendous, super, spectacular – well, you get the picture.  It doesn’t get much better for mid-November in Southeast Michigan.  Today is the beginning of firearms deer hunting  season and unless the hunters headed to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it will be difficult to track those deer without snow.

I left a little later than usual and the sun was already beaming.  Within a few blocks of the house I realized I was way overdressed and getting warmish.  I probably should have gone home to lose some layers, but I didn’t want to lose momentum.

Just about the time I flung open my coat and pulled off my gloves, I noticed a man vigorously raking leaves from under a humungous maple tree.  As I neared him, I saw the biggest rake I’ve ever seen propped up against his hip, while he held it steady with his foot.  He was mopping his brow from all that hard work.  Since he was in shirtsleeves, I remarked “you don’t often get to do yardwork in November in shirtsleeves!”  He grinned and said “after I finish here I’m going to play a round of golf” … I think everyone is enjoying this latest Indian Summer.

When I left the house, I was a bit indecisive where to walk on this beautiful day – a couple of loops at the Park, or go to the marina?  I finally decided on Council Point Park and saw, upon entering the parking lot, that a lot of people had the same idea as me.  I waved “hello” to a few of the regulars and of course the main topic of conversation was the beautiful weather.  I noticed many of the trees along the trail are now bare, yet some of them still have green leaves; the many evergreens also provided a hint of color to the landscape.

Two loops around the Park and then I stopped at Memorial Park to extend my leisurely stroll just a little longer, but … finally it was time to head home, having added five miles to my total and enjoyed nature’s offerings.

I’m sharing this photo of a harvest wreath that hangs on a fence which I pass on my daily trek – I think this little felt fellow just personifies this beautiful Fall day.

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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5 Responses to Sunnyday strollin’.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    That is the cutest little strawman. The day was picture and weather perfect. Wow what if this was a little like our winter weather. But of course the weatherman has to ruin it by reporting next weekends weather.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I thought he was really cute too Marge and actually the wreath is very tiny – will send you a another picture of the wreath and you’ll be surprised how small it is because I zoomed in on it. He is cute indeed. I have an inflatable turkey, your pilgrims and the people who have the tree house have a gorgeous display about harvest time out front of their house plus a scarecrow standing there. Very nice so will include it in a blog post before Thanksgiving.


  2. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………….I wasn’t able to walk today but I did enjoy just wearing a sweater in the nice weather this after noon………………………………..I am back to walking after my leg injury…………I go slower and shorter until I;m normal again………………………A SCARY STORY: I went to my closet in my bedroom on Friday morning and the biggest blackest ugliest spider I’ve ever seen was sitting on my jacket!!!!!………….I started screaming as I went and got about 10 paper towels to get it…………..IT fell ……………………I was screaming louder when my husband came and got him………………..I actually don’t mind spiders but not in my closet on my clothes…………………..I went on-line to how to get rid of spiders in the house and they said to spray vinegar and water on all cracks and corners…………and to use peppermint oil,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so I went out and bought vinegar a squirt bottle and peppermint extract…………………………I sprayed every corner of our whole apartment…………………………… I havent used the peppermint extract yet………………………..maybe because we live by a big pond and all trim on the buildings are out of wood and there are wood chips surrounding aall of the buildings………….are you scared?


    • lindasschaub says:

      I am terrified just hearing your story Ann Marie – I’d never go into the closet, let along wear the jacket. I have heard of the peppermint oil as well – has to be pure peppermint oil as I understand it, and peppermint extract will not do it because it is not strong enough. I have heard to use it for mice/rats as well. I had thought to put it in the garage at one time – I’ve never-ever had a rat in the garage and if I did I’d have a heart attack, but have had mice but not in a long, long time. I used to put D-con in there. I am scared after hearing your story – the solution as I understand it, is to put peppermint oil on cotton balls and put them around the room. It would smell very nice – like candycanes … I wouldn’t think that he smell would bother Digger, or be too strong for him, would you? It is not like it is bug spray. Let me know how it works, okay? Glad you are walking again … don’t overdo it and we are having snow this Saturday – now that doesn’t make me smile. Knowing a spider was at large in the room would just terrify me. I wish I was not afraid of spiders and centipedes.


  3. lindasschaub says:

    I wish it was going to be Sunnyday Strolling this Sunday!


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