Downy Delight on the Detroit River #Wordless Wednesday #It was Mother’s Day, but no ducklings, goslings or cygnets were here.

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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34 Responses to Downy Delight on the Detroit River #Wordless Wednesday #It was Mother’s Day, but no ducklings, goslings or cygnets were here.

  1. Sandra J says:

    Great shots Linda, boy that water looks clear in a couple of the photos. A beautiful variety of birds today. I like it when the ducks have that little bit of feather stuck in their bills. Have a great day today.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Sandra – this was last Sunday, Mother’s Day, at Dingell Park … I loved that little feather stuck on the duck’s bill too. I looked for Mama Mallard Duck sitting on her nest in the planter’s box, ducklings, goslings and cygnets in the water too … no luck, so I’ll try again. You have a great day too Sandra – our last beautiful morning for a while, but frosty.

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  2. Eliza says:

    I’ve been awaiting this!!! Gorgeous…

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  3. bindyamc says:

    These pictures are so beautiful!

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  4. downriverdem1 says:

    Nice! I’ve been posting pictures of Sparky on Facebook & folks are getting a kick out of him.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Cathy. I will have to have a look if your profile is public. Is Sparky your parakeet?
      P.S. – I went on FB but it is not a public post and I did not see Sparky on Twitter either. When you get a minute, would you send me an e-mail with Sparky’s picture?

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  5. Laurie says:

    All of these birds are footloose and fancy-free. No babies to tie them down!

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………I love your idea of “Wordless Wednesday”………………………….the swans always look magnificent

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Ann Marie – I wish I could take credit for the concept, but it is a WordPress blogging feature and they have another one called Serene Sunday – I could have saved these swan pictures for that feature. I have taken a lot of pictures since the weather, for the most part, got me out for long walks, despite leaving the camera at home for one month. In this case, these waterfowl were all within ten feet of where I was standing at Dingell Park on the Pavilion which juts out a little and you look down … one swan, one goose and just the pair of ducks. So quiet and peaceful.

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    I like these photos. Good job getting them. Talk about shaking your tail feathers!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – thank you Ally. I was lucky on Mother’s Day as no one was down at the pavilion where people go to look for eagles all Winter. I had the place to myself and these beauties were all about 10 feet away.

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  8. Excellent pictures and those swans never get old!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Diane – I was so lucky to be down at the pavilion area by myself so I could go stand where it juts out onto the water and all these beautiful waterfowl were about 10 feet from where I was standing. Those swans sure are regal looking – Mother Nature’s outdoes herself there!

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  9. Prior... says:

    Wonderful 🦆🦆🦆

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  10. what?…………no eagles!
    Whats a day without a eagle?…………not a day you need to get out of bed!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – this is indeed the Dingell Park Pavilion where the eagles are, but after early March they depart for the bigger parks once the ice is gone from the River (though we had not much ice this year as it was a mild Winter). I was all alone – a fisherman was down the boardwalk but into his task, so I could get close to the railing at the Pavilion and all these waterfowl were within 10 feet of me. Still trying for cygnets and ducklings but they elude me – perhaps this Saturday, the only decent day in the short term. Sure not today – it is torrential rain and we have a stormy day.

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  11. Joni says:

    What clear wonderful photos Linda! Well done!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – glad you liked them. They were all just 10 feet from me where I stood on the Pavilion deck which juts out into the River. I am going to try again this morning along the River (hopefully the seawall has not spilled water over) as I look for cygnets and ducklings. All the bigger parks will be flooded after all that rain we got the last few days.

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