Snow daze … I’m lovin’ OUR weather though!

While we’ve temporarily given snow the boot here in Southeast Michigan, I’ve watched the videos of Mother Nature’s handiwork as she has wreaked havoc on the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast areas. My friend Evelyn sent me a series of pictures from Richmond, Virginia of various stages of snowfall in her front yard and it was like watching time-lapse photography.  The massive mounds of snow reminded me of last year’s big snow event on Super Bowl Sunday, plus some of the big snowfalls back when I was a kid.  I think I’ve mentioned before about our home in Canada which was situated on a very curvy portion of the cul-de-sac, and many times after a big snow, my father’s VW Beetle would be buried beneath the drifted snow and looking like a big igloo sitting in the middle of the driveway.

Meanwhile, I keep waiting for other shoe, er … boot to drop and snow to return with a vengeance.

This morning I kind of meandered along, glad that I could linger a little longer than usual on my route since it was Sunday and I didn’t have to hurry back to get ready for work. Next, I crossed the footbridge and noted that the ice was starting to melt and pull away from the banks, but still there were no ducks or geese around.  When I arrived at the train tracks, there was the rumble of a train not too far away so I just turned on my heel and started to head back for home.

Our second sunny day in a row was meant to be savored. Both days the sun poked through the clouds and made you forget just how cold it was.  I tipped my face up to the sky and enjoyed the rays, even if they weren’t stellar for taking the chill off that red glow my cheeks were sporting from the cold air temps.  I leave you with this thought which is so apropos for today:

What good is the warmth of Summer without the chill of Winter? – John Steinbeck

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 Snow daze … I’m lovin’ OUR weather though!

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh the sun was out. How I missed it. Hope you can go out more the next two days.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    The sun is important – it makes a world of difference in the Winter to improve your mood and disposition doesn’t it Marge?


  3. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………..good old Mr. Steinbeck……………….trying to justify our months of winter cold……………………we deserve it …he’s saying…………………………yes the sun today was wonderful………….so hopeful……………………………………….


    • lindasschaub says:

      The sun does wonders for our psyche doesn’t it Ann Marie? Today, not so great, but at least it is not snow, although they say we may have some snowflakes drifting around later today. I thought of you this morning and just sent you a link to the local paper in your e-mail; the tree cutter, Eric Parrish, who came to the rescue of little Digger when he flew into a tree, passed away after a snowmobile accident on the 22nd. I was remembering that he was your “hero”.


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