#Pickin’ and grinnin’. #Wordless Wednesday #Morning Ablution.

#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 #Pickin’ and grinnin’. #Wordless Wednesday #Morning Ablution.

  1. Ally Bean says:

    That green head is so shiny. Great photos as usual. Happy Wednesday

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  2. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………..you are so creative in story telling even with just your photos…………..and thank you for taking the time to wait for Mr. Mallard to take his bath!

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  3. Rebecca says:

    Looks like a pretty day for Mr. Duck to preen. Nice photos, Linda!

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  4. Oh, that head! I am green with envy. (Well, i wish i was green with envy.)

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  5. Joni says:

    Such clear photos Linda……you must have had the zoom on! It’s such an interesting shade of green.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Joni – yes I did have the big camera with the long lens and this was at Heritage Park about a month ago. I watched the bath routine and the follow-up preen. I thought this Mallard looked pleased with its appearance, even gazing at its reflection in the water.

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      • Joni says:

        Ha! Actually I was going to add that exactly – he did looked quite pleased with himself! Preening about his greening head dress!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, the “smile” and I swear it was/is a smile in that picture. In the next month, they’ll start moulting and have bare spots all over and look very mottled looking. I saw some large goose feathers at the Park this morning so soon the geese will be moving to another venue as they can’t fly, so they go by the Creek down to the Detroit River until their flight feathers grow back.

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  6. ruthsoaper says:

    That last picture looks like he was posing just for you. 🙂 Hope you had a great Wednesday and Happy Thursday Linda!

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  7. What a handsome charmer you found! Nice photos, Linda!

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  8. Dave says:

    “Ablution”… I learned a new word today – thanks!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You’re welcome Dave. My boss used to say that word when he came into work in the morning: “I’ve had my morning ablution and am ready to take on the day.” I think I mentioned he’s a wordsmith and loves to use sometimes odd or archaic words. [I am very behind in Reader and I know I am two behind with your Thursday posts – we had a computer malfunction with our e-mail at work and lost data and our ability to use e-mail for over a week and are still recovering. It necessitated some weekend time and evening time for me, so I’m eight days behind, but will catch up eventually.]

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  9. Laurie says:

    Ha! A guy has to look well-groomed. You caught him in the act.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      He was getting all spiffed up for Saturday night date night. He reminded me of cowboys, like in the mini-series “Lonesome Dove” (and I also read and enjoyed the book immensely). On Saturday night the cowboys had a bath in one of those tubs with the claw feet and then went to town to look for ladies. My grandmother had one of those bathtubs. I’m going to write about it one time – her one indulgence while she was working, was lavender bath salts when she got home from work. I liked that tub though it took up 3/4s of the bathroom.

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  10. Don’t you just love their colors? Beautiful pictures Linda!

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  11. your picture taking is improving Linda!

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  12. Just like I MUST moo when I see cows, I am equally compelled to quack when I see ducks. This handsome fella had me quacking 🙂

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