First, he swept her off her feet …


I saw Mr. and Ms. Broom decorating a homeowner’s garden and knew the pair would be perfect for my Sweetest Day post.

Corny as it sounds, can we assume that after Mr. Broom swept Ms. Broom off her feet, they were married and a passel of whisk brooms soon followed?

What a gorgeous day to spend with your sweetie … the weather was picture perfect for a jaunt to the cider mill, attending a Fall fair or a trip to the pumpkin patch. I wish we could bottle these type of days up and dole them out sparingly during the long Winter ahead.

I headed out with the camera in tow. There were a few more houses groaning with harvest and Halloween décor that I wanted to photograph in the sunshine, because the light isn’t always good for picture taking in my early morning weekday jaunts.

Today, there was an added bonus – ducks and geese at the Ecorse Creek. There were more of them this morning than I’ve seen altogether since Spring.  They were frolicking loudly in the Creek water.  In between quacking and honking, they were flapping their wings, nibbling on reeds and diving for who knows what?  I tried to take some pictures of them, but they were too far away from me and the sun was in my eyes, so with this point-and-shoot camera, all I saw was my own reflection.  I took the pictures anyway, and we’ll see how they turn out.

I meandered along on this beautiful day, hating to come home as I had some outside tasks lined up. It seemed kind of silly “winterizing” around the outside of the house on such a warm day, but, it sure is no fun checking off the chore list with frozen fingers either.

I put my own corn straw broom to work to give the house a little TLC, something that has been sorely lacking at this abode throughout the long, hot Summer, and even the Fall.

I got in a 4 ½ mile walk today and I hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful day as well.

To love is nothing. To be loved is something.  But to love and be loved, that’s everything.

~ T. Tolis

Happy Sweetest Day to you and those who make you smile.

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 First, he swept her off her feet …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Yep, your loved you made me smile. The little whisked brooms running all around. I don’t like fall to winter chores. I love spring.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………yes That’s a cute picture of Mr and Mrs Broom…………………….the best I’ve seen…………………………..and that’s quite a thoughtful saying by Mr. T.Tolis……………I actually forgot it was sweetest Day today


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