A paddling goes a’paddling. #Wordless Wednesday #A rose among the thorns.

#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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45 Responses to A paddling goes a’paddling. #Wordless Wednesday #A rose among the thorns.

  1. ruthsoaper says:

    The colors in your photos are stunning.

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  2. Loved the five in a circle.

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  3. She may seem like a plain Jane to some, but I agree, she’s a lovely Rose. 💙

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  4. J P says:

    Those ducks are especially beautiful in sunlight.

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  5. AnnMarie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………..I love the ducks………………………they arrived here at our pond today!!………………………….the geese announced their arrival a few days ago and they baptized all of our walkways

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – they’ve all come back the last four or five days since the ice has melted at the Ecorse Creek. There were lots of them yesterday and today preening and paddling around. I’m glad yours are back too. I’ll have to remember that expression about the geese baptizing the walkways. 🙂

      The geese at Council Point Park were fitful this morning. I wanted to take pictures of the ducks on the ice after feeding the squirrels and birds, and there was a bully goose and it kept “goosing” the other geese and hissing and flapping its wings. They were annoyed and then he set his sights on me and came over close hissing and with the wing-flapping. I shoved my empty bag into my coat pocket so he didn’t think I had food for him and he stalked off. Whew! He was in a cantankerous mood. The geese were honking loudly when I arrived – I thought they were overhead, but they were grazing on the grass in the “donut area” – they got up on the wrong side of the bed evidently.

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  6. There must be something real special about her to have 5 males!!! Lol I live near a duck pond that has a natural underground spring that never freezes. Mallards are there all year long and we like to feed them.

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  7. Joni says:

    They remind me of those synchronized swimming teams! A perfect shot!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni! It made me smile seeing them like this. They posed nicely, then split up to do their own thing just after I snapped the photo. So I then took shots of each of them doing their own thing.

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  8. Laurie says:

    Wonderful duck pictures, Linda! I have to tell you, there were many times when I would go away for a running weekend with my friends and Bill was the only man who came along. Bill and 4 or 5 women! He did great – chauffeured us all around and helped us get where we needed to go. “A rose among thorns” was the phrase my friends used to describe him! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That is funny – Bill is a keeper, I’ve said that before and I’ll say it again Laurie. Glad you liked the pictures. That was just too perfect of a photo of the paddling of ducks in a perfect circle. I took the shot and right after they all split and went their own way. 🙂

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  9. Malard’s are so classy and sociable! Plenty of intelligence there. Hunters (like my in-laws), with their hell, need to stay away.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I agree with you Tom. I remember you said your in-laws, your brother-in-law I believe, hunted. I’ve never understood the sport of it, be it waterfowl or animals. When I go to Lake Erie Metropark during duck hunting season, the whole visit I can hear gunshots coming from Point Mouilee which is five miles down the road. If the ducks are smart, they hightail it to the Metropark where hunting is not allowed.

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  10. Amorina Rose says:

    Beautiful images

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  11. agingfaithandcreativity says:

    Hi Linda! I’m blogging again – the missing white haired weaver returns. Fresh perspective this time and added circular knitting. I missed your beautiful photos. I’m still going easy with my eyes and fatigue. But, it’s good to be back. Including Instagram. Diane and I communicate on Ig. She may nor know it’s me on WP.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Mary – good to hear from you!!! DiAnne just e-mailed me a few days ago to ask if I had heard from you or if you started a new blog … I said I had not but would e-mail you at both e-mail addresses I had from your prior blog sites … didn’t get a message so figured they were not good addresses since you had taken down the blogs. In the meantime, I went to tell DiAnne I heard from you and your new site and she had e-mailed me earlier. I was working on still more photos all afternoon, so was not in e-mail. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Those ducks were cooperative posing weren’t they? Welcome back Mary and I will follow your new site.

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  12. Wow – that water looks pretty clear for a pond! Normally it’s hard to see their orange feet. Do you think the lack of visitors to the park has anything to do with it?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It is pretty clear there – what is amazing is down at the Detroit River, you would think there would be oil or sediment as many freighters pass through that area, but you can see to the bottom of the water and see all the rocks, aquatic plants and those bright-orange feet which always crack me up when I see them. It could be less people at the Park as well. This Winter, I’ve seen only three regular walkers at the Park even when we had good, clear pathways without ice or snow.

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      • That’s amazing that it’s clear with all the freighters passing through there. Yes, orange feet are fun to see! You sure have an eye for things that will brighten our days! Thanks for sharing.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, right down at Dingell Park by the pavilion area, you can see to the bottom – the stones and aquatic plants – it has always amazed me as those freighters are so huge. There are lots of motorboats and cabin cruisers going up and down the Detroit River as well.

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  13. Such pretty ducks! I love that the males are the ones who try to impress the females with their finery 🙂

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  14. The color of the male ducks’ heads is so vibrant!! She’s the center of attention and the boys want to get noticed by the beauty. And they happily lived ever after…

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