Let it Snow, Let it Snow … (now someone turn it off please).

Branch and birds bullfinch

Ahh, that first big snow event of the Winter season. But, wait … Winter doesn’t happen for another ten days!

For sure, all this snow might put the kibosh on walking for the short-term.

Anyone who follows this blog knows I am no fan of wintry weather – never have been. But, even I must concede that the snow was beautiful today, and, it will remain so, until that stark white landscape gets chipped away by salt, soot or tire tracks.  Soon the snow plow will scoop up the leaves and street grime and sully those pristine crystals.

In my opinion, there is a calming effect when one goes out to clear the snow. Perhaps it is that rhythmic sound of  the shovel scraping along the cement, followed by the soft plop of snow landing on the pile after hefting shovelfuls to the left, or to the right.  It is soothing because the heavy snow muffles the sounds of the outside world, except for the occasional car travelling ever so slowly as it makes tracks in the snow-filled street.

Yup, the world seems hushed all around.

That is … except for the songbirds.

On this cold and snowy day, in which the flakes quickly morphed into flurries, and our world soon resembled a scene from a Currier and Ives lithograph, a group of birds sat huddled together on a nearby branch and were all atwitter. Clearly, they were filled with joy.  Perhaps they were singing along to my neighbor’s outside Christmas ornament … bells which occasionally peel traditional Christmas carols.

I do know it was not me whistling while I worked, but those songbirds in the tree.

By the time I was finished shoveling, I figure those birds had sent out more tweets than President-elect Trump.

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 Let it Snow, Let it Snow … (now someone turn it off please).

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Oh Miss Linda……………………….you made a joke about Mr. Tweet himself! ………………I must have forgot to look at the beauty of the snow this morning as I was on my way to go to church……..


  2. Majorie Aubin says:

    This is cute Linda. The snow was flying and so was the seed in the bird feeder today. The little birds were twitting away.


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Marge – there were alot of birds outside yesterday, many were buzzing around your yard getting birdseed … I could see the disappointed look on the squirrel’s face … the seeds won’t drop onto the ground where he can see and eat them. So, he’s on the prowl looking for handouts … I saw the biscuits on chair – I am sure he didn’t share them with the birds.


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