Shiver on the River #Wordless Wednesday #Hey Mum: My bum and toes are cold!

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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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46 Responses to Shiver on the River #Wordless Wednesday #Hey Mum: My bum and toes are cold!

  1. Sandra J says:

    Brrr, that looks so cold, I think I may have seen the last of the ice on the water here. I hope anyway. There are so many buds on the trees, it will be all green soon.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It sure was cold that day Sandra … this was at Dingell Park and I went down there on a Friday morning as it was very sunny (for a change) – it was the second time I was looking for eagles. I have written tomorrow’s post already which is filled with pictures of the ducks and geese bathing in that cold water the same morning. The seagulls were sitting on that ice, yet not too far away … there was no ice at all. I just saw some buds on trees this morning at the Park. It gives me hope that we’ll have an early Spring arrival.

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      • Sandra J says:

        I hope so to Linda, it amazes me how they sit on the ice and swim in the cold water. I know the feathers work to protect them so well, but why don’t their feet freeze? I get chilled just looking at them in the water. 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I wondered about that too Sandra – their feet look thick (both ducks and geese) that they have some cushion between the ice and the bottoms of their feet, so I Googled:

        The arterial blood warms up the venous blood, dropping in temperature as it does so. This means that the blood that flows through the feet is relatively cool. This keeps the feet supplied with just enough blood to provide tissues with food and oxygen, and just warm enough to avoid frostbite.

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      • Sandra J says:

        Isn’t that amazing, it never ceases to amaze me on how everything is created. Even how we are made. The design is beyond what humans can do. It brings a smile to my face when I start thinking about all of this. It is just so beautiful.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It sure is Sandra – they were happily splashing away enjoying themselves – just a short distance away were those seagulls you saw in Wednesday’s post – they did not look so happy so I wonder if they (seagulls) don’t have the same type of physical characteristics? It looks like it has stopped raining so I am going to get a short walk in this morning. I shut off my computer last night as it started thundering, never got to Reader and we were supposed to have storms this morning so I slept in – well, now I don’t see that happening. That’s okay – no worries about storms makes me happy with enough worries about the C-virus these days. Enjoy your day Sandra.

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      • Sandra J says:

        You to Linda, I just got back from a walk. Remember that spot I said they put fake coyotes and little windmills to keep the geese off. The geese were over it today, standing next to the coyotes. So funny.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Oh that is funny Sandra – you wanted to say “Yay” to the geese. They thought the geese were stupid didn’t they? I know you wanted to take a picture of them over there on that little island area and send it to the authorities, but they would not like to be reminded how dumb of an idea that was. 🙂

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      • Sandra J says:

        I did take a few photos, one goose was standing right next to it. When I zoomed in with the camera, I noticed they had put fake fuzzy tails on the coyotes also. I am thinking when geese are in numbers they are not to afraid of anything. I was down there yesterday, and someone was walking a small dog around the pond. All the geese started following them. The geese were in the water and every one started swimming towards the person and the dog. And when the person turned to go the other way, the geese turned and followed. I am thinking they saw the dog as a threat maybe so they were working together to keep it away? I am not sure.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Interesting, as they band together and I guess believe there is safety in numbers. Now the time years ago that I took a bag of crumbed-up bread and all the geese on the ground nearby finished it, but other geese saw what they were missing and they all came running after me … it was funny, yet a bit scary and was like “herd mentality”. I disappeared into a group of women walkers and “escaped” them – I never took bread to the Park to feed the geese anymore after that.

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      • Sandra J says:

        They are so smart and very strong birds, so that would be scary.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, strong and big and the wings are very powerful.

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  2. Eliza says:

    Cool!!!! They all follow each other…

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  3. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………You are very creative and clever as a writer of a blog

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  4. Ice be gone spring is almost here!

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  5. Laurie says:

    There is a winter race series near me called Shiver by the River. Your photos actually look a lot like the race venue. Thanks for the smile! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That’s a clever name for a race – they have an event where nature lovers go to Belle Isle Park in the middle of Winter and walk around to see what birds they can see and take pictures of. That event is called “Shiver on the River” and I think it is done in conjunction with the Detroit Audubon Society. It is just a few hours long and gets lots of attention.

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  6. I think I saw a gull with skates!

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