Hello October!

Hello october typographic design.

And hello Post #1,000 on this WordPress blog.

Today was another beautiful Fall day and it kicked off the month of October.

We were so lucky to enjoy a perfect weekend-weather day, and once again I was eager to get on my way and down to the Park to walk, then it was an afternoon of pulling weeds and taming bushes with “whiskers” or unruly branches.  Sadly, that yardwork was long overdue, and the weather was absolutely perfect to do anything outside, and to enjoy the sunshine.

Meanwhile, Fall has really permeated the Park!!

Between the crumpled-up leaves on the perimeter path and hints of color beginning to infiltrate so many of the trees, it appears that Fall finally means business.

crumpled leaves

Every time I visit Council Point Park there seem to be more trees sporting shades of red, orange and yellow, and it is very picturesque looking.



My favorite season of the month is Fall, even though I know by the end of October the days will be so much shorter that long walks at the Park will have to be relegated to the weekends, so I hope the good weather will continue each weekend as we progress through the month of October.

In the meantime, I will make the most of each sunny day and keep racking up the miles toward my goal  I am now at 720 miles walked for the calendar year 2017, with 35 miles left to meet my goal.

And, racking up the miles with my feet is one thing, but I’ve also racked up the posts on my blog, so that today is the 1,000th post since I began this blog on February 11, 2013.  That is a monumental feat for me.

Onward and upward to my goal.

I’ll leave you with this quote:

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 Hello October!

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Dear Miss: “Onward and Upward,” Congratulations on your 1,000th blog!…………………does that mean you have written 1,000 blogs since 2013?……………..Wow you are good!


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks Ann Marie – yup, that is my 1,000th blog post since I began the blog on February 11, 2013. I had hoped to get to 1,000 by the time it was the five-year anniversary – who knew I had so much to say?


  3. Wow, a 1000 posts! Congrats!


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks for the like! Who knew I had so much to say in 5 short years. I work from home so I do my chattering on here instead of in the workplace I guess. 🙂 I was reading your Tom Petty post … I have a friend who loved his music and I shared the news of his death (the first time) with her. She was listening to Sirius Radio all afternoon after that and they reported he had not died – yet. I don’t blame his family for getting angry at the media … they jumped the gun bigtime on it. A person on life support does not necessarily pass away right away – could take hours or days, or longer. Again, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Hope I don’t disappoint you. 🙂


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