It may be hard to beleave but …


… some of the trees are starting to turn color and I’ve seen leaves already littering the ground. A few of the maple trees on my walking route have tinges of red already.  I must admit I did a double-take when I saw the green leaves laced with bright red!

Then, just down the road, there was a pair of lawns covered in these skinny and wilted leaves you see in the above picture.  I’ve never seen leaves that looked quite like that, but there they were – some still alive, and some dead … the curled-up and withered vestiges of the bright-green leaves which took forever to grace the trees thanks to a coolish Spring.  I’m betting the other leaves will soon follow suit.

Yesterday I heard the long-range weather forecast from NOAA and the entire nation will endure this heatwave well into October. I say “ugh” to that.

The weather report is often accompanied by the song “Heat Wave”– it was funny six weeks ago, but now … maybe not so much.

In the meantime, I am trudging on daily … walking and writing a little less and whining a little more.

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 It may be hard to beleave but …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It is hot out there. Only time it’s a little comfortable out on the deck is after 9 pm. I see leaves flutter to the ground and wish our summer with color stayed a little longer.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Yes, I remember another really hot Summer – was back in the late 80s … I would have mentioned this in the blog post if I remembered the year … I remember our little tree turned bright red in late Summer and the leaves on it, as well as the other trees in the neighborhood, all fluttered to the ground well before the arrival of Autumn. I bet there are no green lawns til next Spring at this rate.


  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………I was in Dearborn taking my husband to the doctors……………………and there were 2 trees with their leaves all brown on the ground……………….looking like this was October instead of July…………………………..We did get a downpour this afternoon ………………… long as it doesn’t rain early in the morning and blocks me from going on my walk…………………..I’m okay with it all


  4. lindasschaub says:

    Hi Ann Marie – Those are my sentiments exactly! When I went out today I thought it was breezy and would be nice to walk. But halfway through the walk, all of a sudden it got very humid and looked like rain. Made it home without getting rained on, then got home and it started up – first, we don’t have rain for a long time, and now it is raining again. I’ll bet we lose all the leaves long before Fall is here given all the heat.


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