Jack Frost stopped by this morning.


The frost was on the pumpkin this morning as I set out. The grass and some of the leaves also looked like powdered sugar had been sprinkled on top.

But, it was not slippery to walk … that was a good thing.

I set out, trying to bulk up my walking mileage on this sunny, but cold, day and decided to stroll down to the marina – there was no human activity going on there, but there were a few ducks paddling contently near a wooden dock.

I saw multiple flocks of Canada geese flying in formation this morning – they probably touched down in a grassy area to graze and didn’t like the feel of the frost on their feet, so off they went.

The colder temps made me snuggle down into my down coat and I appreciated that I had worn it, especially down by the water.

It seems impossible that the holiday season will kick off in less than two weeks – the colder air, the Christmas songs and the shelves at Meijer lined with holiday décor, treats and gifts still don’t make it seem real. Suddenly the year seems to be speeding by and 2017 is looming large on the horizon.

I am glad to leave this year behind – there has seemed to be a never-ending string of annoyances and calamities for me in 2016 … granted, they are just minor glitches and hiccups, but, they made my world get a little off-kilter.

Thus, I am thankful for long walks and cool breezes – they help to reset my brain and restore my soul.

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 Jack Frost stopped by this morning.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    This has a beautiful picture. They had a wonderful display of gourds. Nice picture taken, Linda. I bet it was chilly out today. Happy walking.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………….I’m glad you were out this morning when it was 30 degrees!………………..but you were dressed nice and warm and there was no wind…………………nice pumpkins too


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