Happy 4th of July!

The day was crisp and clear at Elizabeth Park – just look at that bright blue sky! The wind was clipping along with great gusto. Each gust had the flag whipping and flipping around, causing it to rise and fall intermittently. So, I decided the images of the flag would make a good Fourth of July post – after all, 2020 has sure not been normal, so why should this flag be any different?

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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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25 Responses to Happy 4th of July!

  1. Michael says:

    Have a great day !

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  2. Linda Schaub says:

    Thanks Michael – you too!

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  3. Sandra J says:

    Happy Independence day Linda, 🙂

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  4. Happy inderpendance day from the “old country”

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  5. AnnMarie Stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………actually I play a game every morning when I go for my walk…….. I’ve been trying to guess the wind speed and direction before I pass a mammoth flag on the corner of Goddard and Allen Rd………………………..I look to see if the flag is blowing and from which direction and how hard it’s blowing……………………………………I’m getting better at it……………………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That is interesting Ann Marie because I know on this day I took the pictures, I left the house and it was 8 or 9 mph wind speed but much greater than that when I got to the Park. That flag was twisting and turning in the breeze. That is the big flag when you enter Elizabeth Park. I got some pictures with trees in the background and some I turned to the side for the sky. I should have had you alongside me and I’d have known and could have included it in this post.

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  6. Laurie says:

    Thank you, Linda. I hope you had a good 4th too. Bill and I went to our community pool. It was nice – members only so it wasn’t too crowded. We found a shady spot under a tree to set up camp and I sat and read.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Oh that’s good Laurie. You definitely needed something enjoyable to take your thoughts away from the week’s events at your house. My holiday was quiet – very hot here. Went to two parks today and came home around 11:30 and it was 87 degrees I think and no end in sight for at least a week.

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  7. ruthsoaper says:

    I hope you had a great 4th Linda. It was hot certainly sunny, hot and dry. We were thankful for the breeze and the pond. Fireworks in our neighborhood started about 10 pm and ended about 11. It sounded like people spent a lot of money on fireworks this year.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It sure was hot Ruth and like that all week – your windmill is working overtime I think! We have had fireworks since May in the neighborhood and they are shooting them off now as I write this. I follow a Facebook site which is neighborhood folks and one guy said he spent $1,000.00 on fireworks. A guy did a drone flyover at the heaviest time of fireworks – looked like a professional fireworks show with the various explosions popping out in the night.

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      • ruthsoaper says:

        Yesterday the windmill did it’s job. Not much wind today though. We are hoping it can keep up with our water needs as it is supposed to be a mostly dry week also. We have been hearing fireworks on and off since May as well and I have a feeling they are not done yet. I can think of better ways to spend $1,000. 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That’s good – I wondered how the farm and your produce was faring – if it isn’t too much rain, it is too little. I think we have rain beginning Friday and on the weekend so that will help you out. I hear you on that Ruth. Stay cool!

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  8. J P says:

    It’s nice to see a flag. Thanks for this.

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  9. Great photos of the flag in the wind. I love seeing the red, white, and blue against bright blue skies! I hope you had a great 4th of July walk in the park.

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