Walk your socks off!!

10-15-17

My deer … er, dear friend Carol and I were “chatting” very early this morning about a myriad of items via Facebook.  We both signed off with the intent of walking on a peaceful Sunday morn, Carol in the picturesque village and woodsy setting of Honeoye Falls, New York, and, me down at my favorite nature nook, Council Point Park.  Carol signed off with “Walk your socks off!” and that sendoff kind of tickled me.  I made my mind up that Mother Nature was not going to deny me a walk this morning, so I took along an umbrella, however, one look at the sky and those low black clouds drifting by so quickly, no doubt pushed along by the 25-30 mph winds, made me question my resolve.  But, I took the car, and off we went, with nary a raindrop to fall on either of us.

But, the walking sure was tough with a few windy gusts threatening to knock me off balance just a little.  The wind was literally stripping the leaves off the trees and bushes, sending those leaves into a colorful frenetic dance as they dipped and swirled along the path.  A quick glance at the swaying trees and those falling leaves may have resembled a raw Fall day, but, unbelievably it was 74 degrees when I left the house.

I only managed to walk a measly three miles, and, though the temps were pleasing, those frequent gusts of wind made me feel as though I had wings on my feet, or, at the very least, my billowing clothes may have made me resemble a windsock!

[Image by Nitanever from Pixabay]

About lindasschaub

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, and 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 over three 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, although 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.
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2 Responses to Walk your socks off!!

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………I like the term: “Walk your socks off!”……………………….I’ll be thinking of that when I’m walking on Tuesday morning…………………….yes it was a bit breezy today

  2. lindasschaub says:

    I thought that was clever too Ann Marie and it stuck with me as I headed out the door. I decided while I was walking that I would make it the title of my blog post for yesterday. It sure was windy …when I had the news on coming home in the car from the Park, they said it was near-gale-force winds. I watched the big trees swaying in the nearby yards and was uneasy as we had all that rain with saturated the ground. Mother Nature is playing tricks on us I think this Fall.

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