Let me tell you ‘bout …


… the birds, and the bees, and the flowers and the trees. They were all in Spring mode … until today.  Now they are all in disbelief about this weather, as am I.  I think this wacky weather is the price we pay for that wonderful Winter we so enjoyed.  After a soggy Saturday and damp Sunday morning, I saw the sun and hurried outside hoping to get a walk in.  It was only 36 degrees when I left, clad in a down coat, wool hat, muffler and mitts – mitts seemed very fitting here in the Mitten State.  Not a soul was out as I went on this Sunday stroll.  Gone were the cheerful hanging baskets and colorful porch pots that lined the homes along Emmons Boulevard just a few days ago, having been whisked away to the garage or basement last night.  Some folks had thrown newspapers over their newly planted annuals to preserve them from the cold weather – hopefully they were successful.  The birds weren’t singing as they had sore throats.  The squirrels weren’t scampering because they were tucked up in their nests.  I saw a few bunnies boppin’ along,  well protected by their fur coats, but I bet they wished for warmer duds like these guys are sporting above.   I sure hope it warms up some because the ants have returned – they “get it” … no one is picnicking as it’s much too chilly for potato salad, so might as well head into Linda’s cozy kitchen.  Sigh.

[Image courtesy of FreeVintageillustrations.com]

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 Let me tell you ‘bout …

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………..you were brave it was too cold for me this morning………


  2. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh it was a cold one today. Like everyone, I too hope it warms up very soon. The flowers are going to wilt just by taking them in and out of the garage.


    • lindasschaub says:

      It sure was Marge. One time I got my annuals the week before Mother’s Day and intended to plant in pots/baskets/ground over Memorial Day. The entire Memorial Day weekend ended up being cold and rainy and they ended up staying in garage at night/back patio during the day well over 3 weeks. That was a pain-in-the-neck experience.


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