Good day sunshine?


It seems that the full moon and Mr. Sun have been boasting to one another about their brilliance this week. The Hay Moon was an appropriate name for that nighttime orb since most of our grass looks like hay right now, unless you’ve been watering like crazy to keep it green.

It was hot this morning, even though I left fairly early. There was a little breeze – but oh that humidity.  By the time I returned home from my walk to the tracks and back, I hit the 400-mile mark.  Then, I went to Memorial Park to cool off at the end of my regular trek.  It was there I saw the marquis was touting 78 degrees.

I am thinking I will indeed make that 500 miles walked goal I set for Labor Day. I am still ahead of my car mileage (334 miles in 2016 to date) even though I have been driving more since the car’s little meltdown back in April.

While on my journey today, I watched a squirrel standing up under the spray of an oscillating sprinkler. He was enjoying each time the water came cascading over his head and I wanted to hand him a soap-on-a-rope and give him an even nicer experience.  It made me smile watching his antics.  Then, I saw a baby robin crouched down on the sidewalk and there was a sprinkler nearby.  I think he was not far from the nest because Mom and Pop were looking over my shoulder chattering and clucking at me from their perch in a red maple tree, as I was checking out their baby.  He was a bundle of soft downy feathers and had extraordinarily large feet.  He seemed to be doing okay, save for a beating heart that I swear I could see thumping through his orangey-colored speckled breast.

I was happy to get home and swig down a cool drink – not water because we had a problem in my neck of the woods due to a huge water main break in Detroit, but it is fixed now.

All God’s creatures were doing their best to get through this sweltering hot day.

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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2 Responses to Good day sunshine?

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………..congratulations on your reaching 400 miles so far……………………………you are good…………………………………keep inside the rest of the day


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