There was a definite bite in the air this morning.


Brrrrrrr – it sure was cold when I stepped out.

It seems like God’s memo to Mother Nature, advising her of Fall’s arrival on September 22nd, thus far was unheeded, until today.

Tomorrow may be another story.

It certainly felt like Fall this morning, and, as I strolled along and saw those wisps of breath coming from my mouth, there now is no denying that the outside water needs to be shut off, sooner, rather than later, even if we will get a reprieve and near 80 degrees over the weekend.

Those Fall outside chores are looming large, but really … how silly is this upcoming weather forecast anyway? These rollercoaster temps will cause the pumpkins and beautiful gourds on people’s porches to shrink and shrivel away, long before Halloween and harvest season are done.

With a hat plunked on my head, gloves on my hands, and an extra sweater as well, I felt strangely encumbered, burdened by too many layers of clothes and moving along like a mummy.

Sadly, after that sultry hot Summer, we must all come to grips that after this warmish weekend, with its last fling for bare arms and legs … bare trees, and not bare knees, will soon be in abundance.

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 There was a definite bite in the air this morning.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    I am watching all the leaves on the trees outside my front window change color. Soon they will be falling to the ground for us to rake. Woodpeckers are out in full force. I saw 4 on the light post rat-tatting away. Blue Jays are calling for more nuts.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Lots of woodpeckers you say Marge … didn’t know that and I will have to look more closely. You and I will have to have our cameras ready for them. I love the blue jays screeching for their peanuts. You have to be afraid to deny them, as they will swoop down and peck you!


  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………no I didn’t “bare my arms” ………….nor my legs walking this morning………………yes I could see my breath.I was bundled up good………….also like you……but tomorrow I’ll go back to my shorts if I don’t get wet……what street was Mr. Vampire on?


    • lindasschaub says:

      Ann Marie – I think you can bare your arms through Wednesday 🙂 then Fall kicks back in. This morning was a bonus day – the weather folks had predicted rain/storms this early a.m. so I thought there would be no walk, but nothing happened ’til I returned. It was beautiful again this morning – a little warmer than yesterday and had to take off my coat 1/4 of the way through. I will find out exactly where the vampire was and send you a separate message … it was not on Emmons because I had to avoid that street while they were doing sewer renovations so I took a few different routes.


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