Going, going gone …


The winds of change roared through here in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Mother Nature’s winds similarly roared through Wednesday, then Thursday … and today as well. In its wake, that wind whisked those beautifully hued, crinkly and crackly leaves from trees, depositing them in swirling piles on sidewalks and lawns.

At the beginning of the week, the canopy of trees that arches over Emmons Boulevard was still a kaleidoscope of colors – today those same leaves littered the street. In Wyandotte, the homeowners are permitted to rake their leaves to the curb, no matter how high they are piled, and the City deals with them in one fell swoop.  There were leaf piles a ’plenty all along the Boulevard.

For the most part, the Halloween décor and campaign signs have vamoosed, but the goofy-looking gourds and scarecrows remain, extending the harvest décor just a little longer. Believe it or not I saw a house with a naked Christmas tree in the window.  Gasp!  It seemed unbelievable, but, we are getting our first hard freeze tonight – there go the annuals that still dot the landscapes along the way, and now the incidence of black ice on cement and asphalt becomes more prevalent.  I even donned my Winter coat this morning, after freezing on yesterday’s trek.

My last stop on this Veterans Day was to Memorial Park making it slightly over a four-mile jaunt. Onward and upward I go toward my goal … I lost a few days this week due to furnace repair and errands, but Thursday and today I was back on the road again.  I’ve got 666 miles walked in 2016 as of today.

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

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 Going, going gone …

  1. Majorie says:

    The picture you chose and had taken is perfect. A new season and a new president l in one month. Yes the the streets have certainly change.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………I like the quote: it does seem like the leaves that are now pouring down from the trees after that hard frost we had, are whispering to us………………..


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