Sunday sauntering.

08-07-16

Just as the meteorologists promised, the weather finally ceased being overly hot and humid … in fact, there was a beautiful breeze going when I left the house for the first of two walks.

I decided to split up my treks today and make an early foray to the footbridge, then visit the Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market that opens at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday. It’s the first time this Summer to visit the market, because I prefer walking when it is cooler, and getting there and back in the heat of the day wasn’t really much of a draw for me.

So, for walk #1, I went to the footbridge. I took the camera with me, intending to take a few pictures of the incredible green slime that is all over the Ecorse Creek surface, but, today it didn’t look all that bad.  I took a few pictures anyway, but as usual, saw no signs of life in the water.

Despite the look of the water and lack of waterfowl, frogs and turtles, evidently some wildlife still exists in that Creek … or, rather, DID exist in that murky water. In the middle of the street was a huge muskrat that was feelin’ no love, as it lay there bloated up from the heat and flattened in part by a tire.  Ugh.

Nearby were those ever-present flurry of swallows dipping in and out of the trees and dive bombing me a few times. I stayed at the footbridge a few minutes, camera in hand, still trying to get some pics of those pretty swallows with their dark blue plumage, cream-colored bellies and scissor tails.  They are just too quick and never stay in one place long enough to get their photo.

I finally headed home and did some housework, only to emerge two hours later to head to the farmer’s market for when it opened. There were several vendors and goodies galore, including homemade baked goods such as pies, cookies and breads, plus a variety of jams.  There was a poultry farm vendor with big coolers filled with fresh eggs, poultry, beef and pork.  A farmer from the Good Medicine Farm in Milan had tables laden with fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, herbs, honey and real maple syrup.

I browsed the local vendor’s wares and got into the flavor of the season, but, by then it was getting hot, so I headed home, with 4 ½ miles under my belt. Those dual Sunday strolls got me to 450 miles walked so far this year.

About lindasschaub

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, and 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 over three 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, although 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.
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4 Responses to Sunday sauntering.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I have to make it to the vegetable stand soon. I love almost everything they sell. Have to try it. It looks so tempting. That poor muskrat.

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Yes, while the produce is at its best … before the Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market appeared on the scene, my mom and I used to take a drive out in the country to visit the roadside stands this time of year and even through late September. Not only great bargains but a great selection as well. We used to even just go to Kurtzal’s when they were just the big wagon at the corner of Sibley and Inkster Roads … they had nice Fall bouquets and I’d get one for my desk at work. Then they set up a permanent place down the road. They have herbs at the market too – I remember you used to like herbs for cooking or to line on the windowsill.

  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………..that’s a nice blend of a picture of the veggies and canned jams and honey you took………………….I used to go visit their tables but not lately………………….my husband has gone to the one in Taylor over the weekend………………..Friday I think………….lets enjoy the slightly cool breezes……………………………………..

    • lindasschaub says:

      I was sorry to feel that heat and humidity back this morning Ann Marie. For years my mom and I used to drive to the country to visit the farm road stands in the Fall. She loved those new potatoes dripping with butter or a delicious toasted tomato sandwich. They do have some nice-looking produce fresh from the field.

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