Spring Bouquet! #Wordless Wednesday. #Be nice – no dandelions and violets for Mom!

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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42 Responses to Spring Bouquet! #Wordless Wednesday. #Be nice – no dandelions and violets for Mom!

  1. Sandra J says:

    Purple and Yellow, my two favoirtes. I can grow these flowers very easy in my yard. 🙂

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  2. bindyamc says:

    Beautiful vibrant colors that brighten up one’s day!

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  3. Eliza says:

    There’s beauty in everything…

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  4. ruthsoaper says:

    Your photo is a lovely gift.

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  5. Laurie says:

    Actually, I would be OK with a bouquet of dandelions and violets from my grandsons for Mothers’ Day. Such a pretty color combination!

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  6. susieshy45 says:

    I love the dandelions- they grow here because I got seeds and planted them in my garden – for the leaves.
    A great combination of colours.
    Susie

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you lived them Susie – they sure are colorful. I see people do pansies in the same purple and yellow combo – it looks very nice in a garden. Are you going to have a flower garden like last year?

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      • susieshy45 says:

        No flower garden this time- not in the mood for it- am planning to get into quarantine soon.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That’s too bad – you enjoyed it – we just heard today we are going another two weeks on our Stay-at-Home/Stay-Safe Order … until May 28th. I hope that the Park is not closed that long, but that was the Mayor … the Governor is encouraging people to walk in parks and get exercise.

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      • susieshy45 says:

        Is the Governor R party and Mayor of the other party

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Governor is Democratic and I don’t know about the Mayor – I just Googled around and nothing about that … Mayor was the former police chief and won handily over former mayor (woman). He has shut the parks down due to excessive cases/deaths in our City and people are not paying attention to social distancing. Makes me sad – the walk is the highlight of my weekdays and I go weekends too, sometimes before going to larger parks.

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  7. Prior... says:

    This photo said a lot – beauty and Uber appreciated flowers
    – and your title helped with a bit of context

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  8. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………….I’m enjoying “Wordless Wednesday’s”………………………….o’course I’ve seen lots of dandelions………………………………….and I’m calling them: “Johnny Jump Ups”(violets)……………………………I go out of my way to see them in big patches of the grasses………………..just the last few days ago………………………..

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Ann Marie – I like doing the “Wordless Wednesdays” also and have accumulated a lot of pictures so will plan on doing it a while longer. There are dandelions everywhere as I’m walking through the ‘hood. There were lots at Council Point Park last week. I have never heard of violets called “Johnny Jump Ups” … I like that and will remember it. I’ve also seen some small white flowers mingled in with the dandelions too. It was nice yesterday and today – unfortunately tomorrow not so much (nor the weekend either).

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  9. nice simple colours Linda! Dandelions can be eaten,drank as wine and make great pictures!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, they were so colorful that day and mixed with the violets … I thought they were beautiful! I gave my mom a bunch of dandelions as a kid, buttercups too. from the field where we neighborhood kids used to play. I never see buttercups these days. I’ve never eaten dandelions and a high school classmate of mine, who is now a judge in my City, told me his whole family got into making dandelion wine and made a lot of it back in the day.

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    Purple and yellow are the colors of spring around here. Although I usually think of these colors as the colors of tulips, I like any old flower, regardless of its pedigree.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I see the yellow and purple combo in pansies and impatiens and they look great together. Tulips too. As promised, I took some photos of the tulips at the church last Friday. All the yellow tulips weren’t out, but we were having that really hot weather last weekend and record cold predicted later this week (hard freeze and possible snow flurries tonight) so I figured I’d better visit and take pictures before they bit the dust.

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  11. Hmmmmm Dandelion wine! 😂🤣😂

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  12. Joni says:

    I was out taking pictures of my violets too….just before the grass-cutter mowed them down.

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  13. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I too remember picking bouquets for Mom–dandelions, violets, and her favorite–lily-of-the-valley. The dandelion flower is really quite pretty. But the wimpy, pale stems don’t do them justice; neither do the low-to-the-ground leaves. Somebody needs to work on a hybrid!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I agree Nancy – I gave them to my mom too and I just wrote my Mother’s Day post and mentioned giving my Mom dandelions … buttercups too. We did not have lily-of-the-valley when I was growing up. I think they’re pretty too but yes, once they get spindly and that white fluff on them, they lose their appeal. A hybrid dandelion would be great!

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  14. Love this beautiful combination of colors!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It brightens up the still dull landscape – we have another chance of snow tonight – just snowshowers, nothing measurable but still …

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      • Another round of snow?! You must be ready for some sunshine weather.
        BTW, my other response to you won’t go through. Something wrong with WP or my internet.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Sometimes that happens and I get a red message that says it won’t go thru – it’s odd isn’t it when that happens? Yes we had another record. We had snow flurries at 5:38 this morning and it was a record as that has never happened before. We will be 80 in a few days – Mother Nature is getting too unpredictable. Though the heat will be nice, it is going to cause storms and we’re getting two inches of rain on Thursday.

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      • Yes, it was that red error message. I thought it was due to my old computer that takes so long to start up. Ok, so this happens to others too.
        Mother Nature is unpredictable these days, especially the weather where you live. Our CA weather is not so drastic but it’s uncommonly erratic here too. It was 85 degrees the other day and today it was 60 and drizzly. But I love rain and the sound of it. I used to love rainy days when I was a student cause it made me want to stay in and read. Sunny days…too tempting to go out and enjoy.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, it is common Esther. I don’t know why.

        I dealt with rain a lot when I took the bus for decades, so that is why I’m not inclined to walk in the rain. I like a rainy day and can stay in sometimes – that is when I usually do my housework better. I am not the best housekeeper so I do a better job when I don’t go out and walk. I intended to do a nice job on Mother’s Day as it was supposed to be an all-day rain, then it was clear in the morning, so I went out … then have a difficult time changing gears to do domestic things.

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