Mother Nature gets an “F” for this weather!


The old gal sure deserves a failing mark for her weather efforts of late.

Saturday was an all-day rainy and ugly day, and, while Sunday started out with just a sliver of sun, while I was at Council Point Park, there was a snow squall that suddenly blew up, complete with graupel, that began bouncing off my clothes, nose, and toes of my walking shoes.  I got soaking wet from departing the trail and traipsing home.

I was not too happy about that, believe me!

I have a sinking feeling that we are going to be cheated out of an Indian Summer this year.

But, I did hit the ground running this morning, just as soon as it was light, to try and recoup lost steps from shaving a loop and a half off yesterday’s trek, and, of course, no steps due to Saturday’s sogfest.  It was downright cold and blustery, but thankfully dry.  I hustled down to the Park, and made my way around the perimeter path, very quickly I might add, because the wind was gusting mightily and the wind chill made it feel like 20 degrees.  The walkers have dwindled once again – just a handful of us were walking this morning.

There were many spots of ice along the perimeter path, but those puckery-looking patches of thin ice were fairly easy to spot and just dodge them, not like the dreaded black ice where you could easily wipe out and take a tumble.

A quick glance toward the Creek showed me there’s no ice yet on the water’s surface, probably because the current was too strong today.  The wind may have been ruffling the feathers on the mallards who gathered there for a morning swim, but they were contently moving along, unruffled by the chilly, no make that cold, temps.  Likewise, the geese were strutting around on the perimeter path and grazing in the still-green grass.

Seeing those ducks and geese made me vow to wear my goose down coat for tomorrow’s walk, so I would be warm and toasty and not shivering.

The weatherman promises a fairly dry weather week ahead – perfect for getting more miles walked, or, for those who must scurry around for their Turkey Day feast or heading off to Grandma’s house for the holiday weekend.  Can it really be Thanksgiving already with just a mere ten days left in this month of November?  It seems we have sped through this eleventh month of the year and soon we will close in on the year 2017.  I am closing in on my next goal of 900 miles as well … just nine miles to go to reach this milestone.

Push, push push.

Puff, puff, puff.

Onward and upward I go!

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 Mother Nature gets an “F” for this weather!

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Dear: “Onward and upward,”………………..I’m still chuckling on your statement about Mother Nature gets an “F” ………………..I agree………………………every day is a guessing game on what the temps and winds are going to be like………………… how are you supposed to dress for your walk!!!


    • lindasschaub says:

      Mother Nature pulled a fast one on us this past weekend Ann Marie – yesterday they said it was a southwest wind so it would be milder – it was brutal at Council Point Park. I feel like no matter how many layers I am dressed in, it is still too cold.


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