The early bird catches the worm. #Wordless Wednesday #Don’t hit the snooze button!

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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30 Responses to The early bird catches the worm. #Wordless Wednesday #Don’t hit the snooze button!

  1. Sandra J says:

    Great photo, I hardly ever actually see the worm they catch. 🙂

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  2. Linda Schaub says:

    Thanks Sandra – me neither. I was walking at BASF Park and that robin hopped over, grabbed that worm and it was no more than 4 feet away from me. Lucky find!

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  3. Laurie says:

    I can’t believe the robin actually allowed you to get close enough to photograph the worm! When Bill and I mulch and edge the flowerbeds, robins sometimes follow along behind up to snap up the worms we uncover. We do all the work and they get all the worms!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I used to find the robins would follow behind me as I watered the flowers in the pots or baskets that were sitting on the mulch. I’d give them a good soaking and the robins knew the wet mulch = lots of worms. So I’d be hand watering and putting mulch back into the garden and they’d come along and peck for worms and throw it out again. I have had some disagreements with robins over the years as to their disruptions (not to mention moving into the elbow of my coach light out front). Have you ever seen this cute video Laurie? I used it a while back, probably before we followed each other. A man digging in his garden with a pitchfork and giving all the worms to the baby robin. It always gives me a smile.

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  4. susieshy45 says:

    What great colour contrasts – great picture and theme for Wordless Wednesday, Linda.
    Susie

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Susie – I’m glad you found this. I forgot to send it to you – sorry. I did this post last week and I’m messed up on the dates. Kept thinking it was Tuesday all day. This Robin was really up close and got his worm, then picked his head up with the worm and I was standing there (surprised I didn’t startle him in to dropping it!)

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  5. That’s why i sleep-in late. I’ve got enough tapeworms already.
    🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Well, you weren’t eating pork as you don’t eat meat and I doubt you ate uncooked fish, so I think you’re pulling my leg Tom. 🙂 It’s real tempting to hit the snooze bar, especially since people have been shooting off firecrackers in the ‘hood since a week before Memorial Day (and will continue until Labor Day) every single night.

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………………….on my early morning walks I have seen many Robins eating worms………………………………………it’s amazing how they can hear the worm and jump down and get him for breakfast!!!…………………………here’s a quote for you: “Photography is the art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliott Erwitt

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I am always amazed at how quick they are Ann Marie. I just found out last year that they hear the worms – that amazed me. This one was quick like a bunny, got that worm and looked worried I might take it away from him so he gobbled it up quickly. Thank you for this quote – I like it and will use it in an upcoming post.

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    Robins are greedy when it comes to worms. I like the photos. He looks displeased with you as if he thinks you’re going to steal his worm.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked the photos Ally. I was almost on top of him so got a close-up shot and look at his breakfast. Yes, they are greedy and he slurped down the worm before I could grab it. Robins always have such a surly look to them, like they are ready to pick a fight with you.

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  8. throw a few gummy worms in and see what it does?

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  9. J P says:

    I’ll bet the worm wishes he’d gotten up later. 🙂

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  10. Joni says:

    Great shots Linda, if a bit gruesome – that’s why I always walk in the afternoon!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – this Robin did not see me as his head was bent wrangling the worm (second photo) and he pulled it out of the ground, dangling from his beak and looked up and saw me (first photo). He first looked surprised since I was so close to him, then that quickly shifted to a look of defiance like “don’t mess with my worm lady!”

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  11. ruthsoaper says:

    Great Photos Linda!!! We have been watching robin’s carrying worms into the bushes outside our kitchen window for about a week now. I wonder where they are finding all those worms.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Ruth – Glad you enjoyed them. The worms might have come out during all the rain, but now that I think of it, I never seen worms on the sidewalk and we’ve surely had enough rain lately. I can remember walking to school or on my walks when I first began walking in 2011 and you’d see these long worms on the sidewalk, just inching across. Sorry for the late reply, I was “pulling a Ruth” and spent the entire weekend out in yard doing yardwork … I came in both nights and sat down at the computer about 15 minutes and started nodding off. I figured I’d better not come on WordPress and risk making nonsense comments like I did that time I wrote you back. 🙂 It’s going to take me forever to catch up as I’ve not been on Reader since Thursday night I believe.

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  12. Pam Lazos says:

    I think the critters will recognize you with or without the mask, Linda. ;0)

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