Please don’t forget the reason for the season …

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… by stopping to pause and take a moment from your busy day.

 Of all the Christmas décor I’ve seen during my treks, I’ve admired this beautiful crèche on Emmons Boulevard the most. The whole nativity scene is only a couple of feet wide and sits on a porch.  It is just a simple wooden stable and the figures of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus inside are actually very small.  The day I took this photo, the sky was dull and dreary and the lighting was poor, so, I really didn’t expect much out of the shot.  I was pleasantly surprised … it might be the best photo I took all year.

Blessings to you and yours on this special night and best wishes for a Merry Christmas. – Linda

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 Please don’t forget the reason for the season …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    This is the reason for the season. I hope people and children realize this. Beautiful picture Linda. It is of of your best.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I hope so too Marge, though I’ve heard nothing but talk of sales and buying presents since mid-November. I am not a Scrooge but I think the original meaning of Christmas has been forgotten along the way. Glad you liked the picture as well. Merry Christmas.


  2. Marianne Letasi says:

    nice shot linda n


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Marianne. I bought myself a new digital camera for my birthday in April. My friend Marge was always taking these awesome up-close pictures with her camera and my pictures were always just so-so. It was because she had more “zoom” power on her camera – mine was just 4X So, I’ve been practicing with it, and it is a point-and-shoot and still not quite mastered that aspect; I’m used to a traditional viewfinder and I pic the center of the shot, not the camera picking. This nativity scene was so small … the size of a small doghouse on someone’s porch and I zoomed in on it. I couldn’t believe it when I saw how clear it was after uploading the pics. Today’s post has some pics of pretty wreaths up and down Emmons Boulevard. They don’t decorate too much in my neighborhood so I made the most of my treks to capture the décor of the season. Merry Christmas.


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