Feelin’ Spring-y.

03-12-16

To me, today felt like Spring. Sure, those warmish days in February and March were welcome, but, to me, they seemed unnatural, and even a little surreal – for Michigan anyway.

Today was a different story – the weather felt like it should as it nears mid-March.

I stepped outside and the temperature was 30 degrees, and, when I returned home from a leisurely walk with a spring in my step, it was 45 degrees. It was the sun that made all the difference … a bright yellow orb shining brightly in a flawless blue sky.

The streets were quiet, except for the birds that tweeted out their approval of the beautiful morning. As I walked through the various neighborhoods, I strongly suspected the streets were so silent because everyone was catching some extra ZZZZZs because we will lose that extra hour of sleep tomorrow.  I hate that, as well as the sun rising later in the morning, as it will impact my walk on work days for a while.

I encountered just one person and that was the mailman whose route is on Emmons Boulevard. We usually pass the time of day when we cross paths and today was no different.  He was scurrying from his truck to various homes, while dropping off packages, before he began his regular mail route.  He was wearing shorts, which came to near his knees, and I was wearing woolens and a down coat, hat and gloves.  As I got closer, I asked him “which one of us has dressed for the weather today?”  He laughed and said that he dashes around so much on his mail route, that he likes his legs to be cool as he can travel faster.  I told him I was definitely overdressed, but was reluctant to remove my heavy coat just yet, let alone wear my shorts.

I walked nearly all the way to the railroad tracks today before heading back home, as I’m still trying not to overdo the miles just yet. On my return trip down the Boulevard, suddenly the honking of geese told me they were close by and probably looking to land shortly in the Creek by the footbridge.  I looked up in the sky, shading my eyes from the sun’s rays, and saw a pair of sleek silhouettes as they approached.  They looked like two Concorde jets getting ready to land.  As they neared me, I was able to admire their flight form and beautiful plumage.  I unzipped my coat to retrieve the camera but noticed that they began to part ways – each goose entered the water with a streamlined splash.  Thus, the pair did not land together, but on opposite sides of the Boulevard.  Soon, an intense verbal warfare ensued as the two geese honked incessantly, which I presumed was to persuade their mate or buddy to cross the street and join them on the other side.  Well, it piqued my interest, as I wondered which one of the duo would cave in and make the first move to join the other.  It was a beautiful day, so I hung out, waiting to see what would happen.  For a few minutes, the noise was almost deafening as there was a whole lot of honkin’ going on.  Neither goose moved, but I finally did, shaking my head and concluding that it isn’t just humans that get their gander up sometimes …there is divisiveness even in the waterfowl world.

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 Feelin’ Spring-y.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh I like your goose picture. It was a very sparkley day. The sun was warm and spring like. Wow! Spring is almost here.

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks Marge – I hope Spring is here to stay this time. 🙂

  3. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………yes it does feel like the beginning of Spring……..BUT……..I predict…………………..we will have many set backs and a long wait for the real Spring to be here………………..I too had to bundle up this morning because it was quite nippy……………………….

    • lindasschaub says:

      I too think Winter will have its last hurrah Ann Marie – in fact one of the websites I follow predicts some significant snow next weekend, specifically on March 20th which is the first day of Spring – Paul Gross hasn’t predicted that yet and I like Paul Gross as he is very accurate. Today was just a sogfest and I didn’t even step outside. This time last year you were having the “big move” – does it seem longer to you than just a year?

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