What a difference a day makes!

11-22-15

The landscape in Lincoln Park, as well as most of Michigan, looks like someone with a very large paintbrush, with bristles dipped in white, went to town.  My Facebook friend Leslie posted pictures Saturday afternoon of their growing snowfall out in Highland, then finally her husband went out with his snow blower and a ruler – there was a solid foot.  We had only about two inches, but along with the beauty of those pristine white crystals came ice.  I christened the new shovel but not the new boots and I believe I’ll pass on the walking for a day – maybe two – until it warms up a bit.  I came back into the house to grab the camera for a picture of my neighbor Marge’s deck.  I often mention glancing at her large thermometer when I leave for my walk and this morning it was wearing a snowy “cap” and though you can’t read the temperature it was about 27 degrees.  It was so incredibly quiet when I went outside .  When I made my way around to the backyard, I heard a tinkling noise, much like if you’ve ever bumped your head on someone’s chandelier and the crystals move back and forth wildly until the fixture stops moving.  Well, I traced the noise  …  it was two small trees in my back garden who have not yet lost their foliage.  Those yellow leaves were dripping with ice and the branches were laden with snow.  That combination of ice and snow was so heavy that those leaves were dropping right off the trees one by one … plink, plink, plink as they hit the crystallized mulch.

“When snow falls, nature listens.” ~ Antoinette van Kleeff

About lindasschaub

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, and 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 over three 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, although 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.
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4 Responses to What a difference a day makes!

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh Linda I heard it. The snow, yellow leaves and ice was very fairy like. It was beautiful. Now that being said where is spring.

    • lindasschaub says:

      Didn’t that sound remind you of a chandelier – I think you had one in your living room. The little tinkle of glass … we never had one but my grandmother did and I constantly hit my head on the silly thing. That’s what it sounded like – pinging. Same with Jerry’s leaves – lots of leaves on that tree – all yellow and there dropping like flies. And, yes … bring Spring on … this is an El Nino Winter? And Winter doesn’t start for another month – Winter is 12/22 this year.

  2. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………..I did go and buy a brand new shovel ……………………and took some beautiful pictures of the snow covered trees in the sun……………………………I just love Antionette van Kleef’s quote: “when snow falls……..nature listens”….thank you.

    • lindasschaub says:

      I bought a new shovel too Ann Marie – it is heavyweight plastic … very light to handle, but the snow sticks horribly. I think I remember the old shovel was sprayed with “Pam” to make the snow slide off easily? Maybe it was because it is ice. Do you have a lot of snow to shovel? I was thinking you would have none now since you’re living in an apartment. I loved that quote too – it perfect fit the day!

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