Mugginess ruled the morn …


Today’s humidity was oppressive, but I mustered on – must get more steps in!  It’s all about the miles and adding steps in between bouts of wacky weather, or these frequent hot and humid mornings.  But, I try to stay mindful, that come January or February, we’d give anything for this heat and humidity, while we freeze and complain about the temps, ice and snowy weather.  Are all Michiganders malcontents, or is just me when it comes to the weather?

There were very few people out this morning … perhaps the muggy and buggy morn kept them hunkered down at home.  It was so quiet you could hear the cicadas sing.  I saw these small pine cones hanging from a branch and wondered if it was dew or sap dripping from them.  A closer inspection suggested the latter, but I didn’t want to touch those pendulous drops and get my hands all sticky and then use the camera.

I shortened my walk, not just due to the tropical-feeling air, but my basement chores also had me scurrying home a little earlier than I would have liked.  Yup, the basement beckoned me.  I could imagine the big red shop vac welcoming me and whispering in my ear “hurry, come finish this job Linda, and your reward will be orderliness and harmony once again.”

Sounds like a plan to me.


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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2 Responses to Mugginess ruled the morn …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Wow! Opening the door for our pet to go out seemed to bring the muggieness in the house for a short time. Watch your health Linda.


    • lindasschaub says:

      It was pretty bad yesterday Marge – I do think these pine cones were secreting sap but I didn’t want to get sticky fingers. But there were larger pine cones on the same tree – no sap … go figure. It was nice this morning and the breeze and cooler temps made for a nice walk. Too bad the cooler weather is a one-day event though.


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