Feeling a mite tropical out there …


The muggies are back bigtime, and the morning air felt oppressive when I left for my walk.

I’m sure the Parrotheads are lovin’ this tropical-like weather, as they don their coconut bras and grass skirts in anticipation of tonight’s Jimmy Buffett concert.

This morning, the sky was dull and dismal looking, with about thirty shades of gray creating a blah and boring landscape.  What a contrast to my last blog post which was all about the sunshiny day.

Enroute to Council Point Park, I passed the house where the chalk artist had created the “You are my sunshine …” artwork.  A man was outside smoking and I asked who the chalk artist was, then told him I had featured the picture on my walking blog.  He smiled and said it was his 12-year-old daughter who was the artist, and she uses a special “spray chalk” which can be applied to snow, grass, asphalt or sidewalks.  He told me the design lasts for days, until you hose it off or you have a heavy rain.  “Wow!” I said, then pointed to the sidewalk where a faint outline of that cheery artwork was all that remained after  several bouts of rain.

The humidity made the air heavy and dew drops dripped from leaves and eaves along the way.  When I arrived at the Park, there were large areas of damp pavement evident along the perimeter path.

The lily pads were motionless on the surface of the Creek.  I mused about the contrast of the murky water to the delicate petals of this lily.  It seemed inconceivable to me that such a pretty flower could grow in this marshy area.


This lovely lily was right up close to the cement precipice and an abundance of pond lilies floated atop the opposite side of the Creek.  It will be a beautiful sight if they all open at once.


On this muggy, misty day I ventured out, vowing the atmosphere would not become a missed opportunity for a walk.  Instead, the more miles the merrier, as I hear a couple of rainy, and even stormy, days are on the horizon for us, which, unfortunately which may put the kibosh on my morning meanderings.

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
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Feeling a mite tropical out there …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It is hot. Oh if I we could just bottle the weather and open that bottle up when want it.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Yes, that’s for sure Marge – we’ll hanker after the heat and humidity come January and February. It is a little too hot for my liking though.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s