Real snowmen? Snow way!


This morning was a rude reminder that we are nearing the first day of Winter, and, that despite being an average of 25 degrees above normal the past few weeks, Mother Nature likes to show you she is in charge.

Since it was at the freezing mark when I left for a walk, I switched to a down parka and added a scarf to my clothing repertoire, but I was still cold and found myself walking at a brisker pace than usual.

I noted, as I walked down Emmons Boulevard, that the pooches going for their respective promenades were sporting cold-weather garb. I saw a few dapper-looking hounds in plaid flannel jackets, cinched tight at the belly – they looked a little uncomfortable in my opinion, kind of like how you feel in tight jeans, where you want to unfasten the snap – ahhh, that’s much better.

Then there were some smaller dogs encased in warm, woolen sweaters, and not the ugly Christmas sweater variety. I cannot believe the story on the news today that ugly Christmas sweaters for dogs are a hot item this year – just what man’s best friend needs, a green-and-red sweater emblazoned with “Feliz Navidog”.  At least a half-dozen dogs I passed on my walk were decked out in their finery.  Only one dog was just relying on his fur for warmth, while looking with disdain at his doggie counterparts, those namby-pambies with their toasty togs.  Well, that’s because he was a large pit bull terrier, wearing a muzzle.  Well, ‘nuff said.

I love the holiday décor on the stately homes on Emmons Boulevard and I’ve taken many pictures over the last week. I hope to share them in future posts as we enter Christmas week.  One house near the railroad tracks has quite an assortment of inflatable ornaments that fill the entire front lawn of their home.  I really like Mrs. and Mrs. Snowman pictured above.  They are as tall as the roof at this home.  Their presence made me wonder if kids are missing the snow and the opportunities to build snowmen, pitch snowballs and make snow angels … perhaps they are content to get their snowman fix by watching “Frosty the Snowman” on TV.

I added another four miles to my total and am keeping the (snow)ball rolling as I strive to get to 700 miles, which hopefully is in the very near future. That feat of my feet will make me, just like Frosty, a very happy soul.

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 Real snowmen? Snow way!

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Fabulous. Almost 700 miles. Wow it can be done. The weather might be chilly but we could have had inches of snow. Happy walking Linda


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks Marge – maybe iffy weather tomorrow with some flurries … but then warm again. No white Christmas, but maybe a rainy one. Beats the snow though – as you say, look at what we could have had!


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