Tuesday musings.

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Sometimes good things come to those who wait.

Like me for instance.

I am not a big fan of Mother Nature right now. She’d get a “F” for fail in the sunshine department first of all for the last few days.  And .. what about that fog early this morning?  My friend Marge says if Mother Nature had a phone, she call and complain about all the rain.  Unfortunately there’s no phone number or website to register complaints against this fictional character and the weather folks protest that they are only the messenger.

So, we just grin and bear it.

But, lucky for me, my boss was out this morning, thus affording me the opportunity to leave a little later – good thing since I looked outside around 8:30 a.m. and I couldn’t see across the street. Not so good for navigating on foot or four wheels.  So, I was patient and left later.  In fact, I was surprised to look out about an hour after my first peek, to find a blue sky.  I know coffee helps gets rid of my morning fog, so, perhaps Mother Nature had some magic brew too.

I missed walking these past few days and Saturday was an errand-filled day, so it seemed like forever since I was out and about for a walk. And, wow … was I overdressed.  I passed our mail carrier along the way, and she was sporting shorts and low-cut socks and bare legs, and, here I was still in a wool cap and gloves and a Winter coat … I need to banish these items soon, but, not too far away mind you – it is Michigan after all.

Well, my feet found their way on auto-pilot over to Emmons Boulevard and I decided to take my trek to the tracks and back. But, I was steaming along at a good pace when I saw a traffic tie-up ahead … I let out a sigh and wondered what was wrong.  As I neared the footbridge which separates Lincoln Park and Wyandotte, I quickly found out the cause for the commotion.

A trio of Canada Geese were goose-stepping across the Boulevard right at one of the busiest cross-streets. But, were they walking quickly or taking their sweet time to saunter across the street?  Just take a guess about those geese … of course it was the latter.

I saw this happen last year and one of the drivers was very impatient, to the point of freaking out because a row of Canada Geese stretched across Emmons Boulevard and totally stopped her from proceeding down the street. I watched her gestures and grimaces, but those geese didn’t care.  In defense of the geese, it doesn’t happen all that often, as they usually cross the street by floating under the footbridge or flying overhead.  Today, I was happy to see the drivers formerly going East and West on Emmons, quietly queuing up while waiting for the geese to continue on their merry way.  Were those drivers angry?  It’s hard to say, but there was no honking … by the humans anyway.

Those geese were not birdbrains – they didn’t take to the streets ‘til after the fog had lifted, otherwise they might’ve been a trio of greasy goose spots on the Boulevard.

Many have asked and answered why the chicken crossed the road? To get to the other side is the response.

So, why did these Canada Geese cross the road? To tick off the Downriver drivers would be my best guess.

So, good things do come to ALL those who wait – and we now know nature is really the boss in the grand scheme of things.

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 Tuesday musings.

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………..I do like “greasy goose spots”……………………….Yes i was bumbded out with 3 days of rain………………I did walk this morning in the heavy fog……………………you never know how to dress when you first go out its quite cold………then it warms up……..if and when that sun comes out…………………….


    • lindasschaub says:

      I never seem to dress properly Ann Marie – this morning they said it was in the low 40s when I was ready to leave and I got out there and ran into a girl with shorts on. I see a mailman all the time on Emmons Boulevard, and he was in shorts, as was our own woman mail carrier. I guess I took the bus for too many years – always have to be prepared for the bad weather. Supposed to be nice for a day and a half – promising anyway.


  2. Marge Aubin says:

    I would have loved to be there to watch. I was meditating at the river and watched a batch of seagulls swimming gracefully over the water. I put my head down to check on my e-mail after I cracked my window down. I heard splash a few times. Well it even came in my window down on my jeans. I hurried home and put my jeans in the washer. They came out stained. I purchased a BB gun..


  3. lindasschaub says:

    Better make it a big BB gun Marge – some of those seagulls are huge – I see them at Meijer circling over the car sometimes. Wanted to tarp up the car before I went into the store. 🙂 And, no telling what was in that water … the water at the Ecorse Creek is downright brown and murky sometimes.


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