Picture-taking on a picture-perfect day.


It was another picture-perfect day, so I decided since my boss Robb was out this morning, I’d make it a picture-taking day. It was the first time to actually shed the coat and the last day for perfect weather since rain and storms are predicted off-and-on through Memorial Day.

When I am out and about, without a camera, I usually come upon the best photo ops, and, of course, since I was toting along the camera today, I really saw nothing spectacular. No cute critters, nothing offbeat or unusual … just Murphy’s Law, I guess.

But, I meandered along anyway, first stopping by the footbridge to look for the swallows that go dive bombing from the trees and perch along the footbridge railing all in a row. So, today, as I waited on them, they failed to show up.  Maybe next time they’ll set their alarm clock and I’ll get them to “say cheese” and pose for me.

I saw some Empress Wu Hostas that were already as big as an elephant’s ear – how can that be when he had slow flurries a mere fortnight ago?

I walked along the fringe of Council Point Park but I didn’t venture in as I wanted to go to Memorial Park. Yesterday, when taking the car for a spin, I saw rows of staked flags and I wanted to check them out.

So after trekking around the neighborhood, pausing here and there along the way, I finally made it to Memorial Park, which was still decked out with its parade paraphernalia. There were about fifty flags placed in and around the memorial and pavilion by the Exchange Club of Lincoln Park.  Unlike the “Healing Field” flag extravaganza, there are no service personnel names on the poles, just identical white poles and flags.  The grandstands had not been dismantled yet and the flags were snapping in the breeze, so I clicked away.

It was peaceful in the Park and I took a load off my feet and sat on a park bench awhile before I finally headed home, another four miles added to my total.

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 Picture-taking on a picture-perfect day.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It was a picture perfect day, yesterday. In front of my living room window, I have a lamp that has a shade that has lilacs painted on it. There is a hummingbird trying to get in to smell the flowers. I grab my camera to take a picture of him but he is gone before I can adjust the camera. He was there all day yesterday and before 6 AM this morning. They are the cutest little birds.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    I’ve never had hummingbirds here but I like watching them … back in Canada, my father built a planter’s box in front of the house and put cannas in it – they grew really tall and all Summer we used to have humming birds. I hope you get a picture of them … they go like greased lightning.


  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………..I must say that is a very impressive picture at Memorial Park thank you………you are a good photographer……………………yes we’re having some beautiful weather………………let’s just enjoy it


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Ann Marie – I took a few more when I was there on Tuesday and will be using a few of them over the holiday. The weather is really hot – too hot and too soon, but at least the weather permitted a walk this morning without rain, so I am happy for that.


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