Linda’s back! #Wordless Wednesday #Whew – we thought we had to eat clover!

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 Linda’s back! #Wordless Wednesday #Whew – we thought we had to eat clover!

  1. Eliza says:

    Aww, these made me smile.
    I missed these! And yes, you’re back. Phew, we finally get to see some nuts…

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They are all about nuts – tomorrow I may get attacked since I didn’t walk this morning. They didn’t predict the severe weather until late afternoon, but there was a chance of a stray shower. It was oppressive (80F/26 C) at 7:00 a.m. and really humid. I wanted to do the slideshow and do a few things outside so took today off.

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  2. Sandra J says:

    Wonderful photos Linda, I did a post on squirrels yesterday. We are thinking alike. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes we are Sandra – it was the first time for just squirrels in a long time. I will check your post out. I never got to Reader last night. I think the storms have now passed … so thankful for that.

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  3. bekitschig says:

    Beautiful! It’s just so not red. What kind of squirrel is this?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hello BE KITSCHIG – I just fished your comment out of SPAM (hmm). These are Fox squirrels. They are large compared to the photos of red squirrels with the furry ears that I see. We also have black squirrels and gray squirrels and they are much smaller than the Fox squirrels. They’ve lost some of their Winter fat layer and heavier fur (and likewise our Park was closed for a month and no one feeding them peanuts so they have lost a few ounces). 🙂

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      • bekitschig says:

        Hey Linda, odd, I’ve been fishing lots of comments out of my spam lately. Guess it was my turn now. Poor squirrels on a diet 😉 It is mindblowing how much the current situation is influencing our lives … Stay safe

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Good morning BE KITSCHIG … I have had a ton of SPAM as well the last month or so and it mostly the same and some seems like it is a couple of pages long. And when it is a legitimate comment like yours, I never understand how it lands there? You enjoy your day and stay safe too.

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  4. Joni says:

    Cute post, and lots of clover! I’m sure they were happy to see you!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – on May 1st when the Park closed, it was a sea of dandelions. They had time to flourish, turn to seed and die off. Now it is the clover – it’s everywhere and the bunnies love it! I think the squirrels were happy too. Life suddenly became easier for them and you have to wonder what their mindset was as to where everyone was for that month?

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  5. Laurie says:

    Oh, those poor, neglected squirrels! Thank heavens you saved them from having to eat clover! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, they’d be even skinnier than they are now Laurie! I think they lost some of their fat layer and heavier fur that made them so chubby looking all Winter, so now it’s time to treat them like little princes again. Good thing I resurfaced, as well as the other walkers who hand out peanuts, because if they ate all the clover, there would be none left for the bunnies – now the bunnies come out to eat all the clover – the grass cutters have not been there in about ten days so there is clover all over. When you were a kid, did you pick clover and chew on the inside part which tasted like honey? We did – lived to tell about it too. Wouldn’t do that now with all the pesticides!

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Dear Miss “Wordless Wednesday”……………………….I get it!!………………….. all of the park critters are happy that “The Peanut Lady is back……………………………………Hooray for Michigan!………..it’s about time!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They are happy and I am happy Ann Marie … I am still looking for the Cardinals to return though … the jays and Red-Winged Blackbirds are back to scamming peanuts. The bunnies are fond of munching on clover this time of year too. Thank goodness the cool weather is back – that heat wave was not enjoyable, nor were the storms!

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  7. Aw, great photos, I’m so happy to see that the squirrels were happy to see you too!

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  8. I grow and eat Crimson Clover sprouts, among other types — and i’ve been sprouting for decades — and, wow, are they nutritious and delicious! I use an “Easy Sprouter”… they are wonderful patented sprouters that use the natural heat convection from sprouts to naturally circulate the container air and humidity. Super easy to use!!!! 🙂
    https://sproutpeople.org/seeds/

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Those Crimson Clover sprouts were a bright green and very lush looking. The clover, both white and pink, was gone today. The grass cutters mowed yesterday and it’s gone, as are the bunnies, for now.

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  9. Are those smiles I see on the the squirrels face? They sure are happy to have you back!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes Diane, they’ve been little angels in the 10 days since I’ve been back. One time Parker jumped on my foot while I was trying to take a picture – going to write about that next week. Today I was talking to Carol, (who’ve I mentioned before walking with her husband Arnie). We were stopped and talking and she feeds the squirrels too. A squirrel kept begging, first to her, then to me. We kept talking, and each of us would toss out a peanut every few minutes. We watched him out of the corner of our eye and noticed he ate each one – he must have gone through a dozen peanuts in 15 minutes’ time. No running off with them, just eating them on the spot. I think they went so long without peanuts in their diet that they can’t get enough now.

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      • Awww I bet that felt so good to be able to feed them again. I can’t believe Parker jumps on your feet…lol

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It is Diane – things are about back to normal, though the Cardinals have still not shown up and they were regular peanut eaters on the pathway.
        I’m getting a few birds, (mostly Jays and Red-Winged Blackbirds), but not like before … I don’t know if they forgot or maybe there is more to forage these days. The squirrels did not forget. 🙂

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  10. These squirrels are so good at social distancing! They are surely enjoying their treats. Linda, those squirrels totally appreciate your thoughtfulness!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It is fun to interact with the squirrels too Esther. Those are not the best photos that I’ve taken of squirrels … sometimes they sit high in a tree and will pose, or pose with a cookie, which I give them occasionally. That is fun. I do think they appreciate their treats and now that the Park is open again, they look for their treats and benefactors. Also, in the last post, I forgot to thank you for your comment on the duck photos. It was fun watching them in the water … it made me smile.

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      • Those squirrels must’ve missed their treats and benefactors! They probably were feeling the effects of COVID_19. A picture of a squirrel holding a cookie should be very funny. Does Parker know he’s famous on your blog?
        And you’re welcome Linda! You don’t have to respond to each of my comments if you run out of time. I understand. I want to as well but it’s hard. But thank you for being so thoughtful and remembering.
        Have a good start to the new week!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I was keeping up pretty well Esther and then the two weekends after Memorial Day I worked outside a lot, so started getting behind. I will try my best, but maybe behind, especially Mondays. I was gone most of this last weekend walking, taking photos – I decided it would be a “me weekend” after all that hard work outside.
        My favorite picture of Parker was last Valentine’s Day. I have featured him so many times, he must know and a couple of times I had him “guest-write” a blog post. I have to have those whimsical-type posts sometimes to fulfill the “Whimsy” in my blog title. This is Parker’s big Valentine’s Day cookie: https://lindaschaubblog.net/2020/02/14/its-valentines-day/

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      • Omg, wouldn’t it be a great post if Parker guest blogged?! Maybe you could pretend to write it from his perspective. Funny, funny!
        We all need a “me” weekend and time to unwind and disconnect from media. Hope that time was rejuvenating!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I am going to send you these two links for when you have time to see what I did – I had fun doing it and the first time was because I did a dumb thing and I responded to comments like I was Parker. The second was for Sweetest Day. I had some fun with these posts.
        https://lindaschaubblog.net/2019/08/20/a-tale-about-my-nutty-friend/

        https://lindaschaubblog.net/2019/10/19/happy-sweetest-day/

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