Pretty, pristine, BUTT … a pain you know where! #Wordless Wednesday

#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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67 Responses to Pretty, pristine, BUTT … a pain you know where! #Wordless Wednesday

  1. I liked your pun. Your snow photos are super. I took a few around the house, but I didn’t get any close-ups. All our snow melted where the sun hit it yesterday.

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  2. peggy says:

    Snow! So pretty, but sometimes unwanted. Hard to get out for a walk.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes for sure Peggy. This was pretty but just two inches of snow (less than predicted), but it came mixed with sleet and everything is a sheet of ice now. I’ve not walked since Saturday, before the snow arrived and it’s not looking good for any time soon.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful. Snow makes for some lovely pics, even if snow is also kind of annoying.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, I like seeing snow when it has just fallen. Unfortunately this snow, as pretty as it looks, was a wintry mix and caused ice everywhere. A real mess. I’ve not walked since Saturday morning. How is your walking regimen going Ally? I hope it didn’t fizzle like mine due to the weather.

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      • Ally Bean says:

        Week 1 and I’ve been out for a walk twice so far. Between the torrential rains then the icy cold I’ve stayed in, but I’m trying. Thanks for asking, btw.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, it’s rough … I took the bus for many years, so I’ve got the cold-weather gear, including YakTrax, so I don’t mind the cold, but I am really concerned about the ice and more freezing rain on Saturday. That rain was a pain here as well. Good luck getting back to it.

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  4. Laurie says:

    Oh no! I hope your walking regimen wasn’t affected. We are supposed to get some snow on Friday. I am hoping the predictions are wrong! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Well, it looks pretty, but it is a sheet of ice out there Laurie. Today is day #4 of not walking due to the slick roads and sidewalks and because of the bitter cold and more freezing rain Saturday, it’s not looking promising – maybe Saturday afternoon I’ll get one opportunity. I hope your predictions are wrong too!

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      • Laurie says:

        I’m so sorry! I know how much you must miss your walking regimen. I am not running either – I had an infected wisdom tooth extracted this morning. 😦

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It’s so icy Laurie and in the past I’d sometimes take a chance, but I was just listening to a doctor at Beaumont Hospital (there are eight Beaumont Hospitals in Michigan) and he was begging people not to come to the hospital because the staff is so overwhelmed by COVID patients that they’ve cancelled all surgeries, except emergencies, no procedures like MRIs and they have had federal medical personnel here helping since early December. I told myself I’ll go mid-day Saturday when it goes above freezing, as Saturday overnight we’re getting more freezing rain. I have YakTrax, but still reluctant. Luckily I have a lot of days stretching ahead of me. Sorry to hear about your infected wisdom tooth … I had my bottom wisdom teeth removed on a Friday before Memorial Day back in the early 80s and they were impacted and I was bruised on my chin, face and up and down my neck. I went back to work on the Tuesday and coworkers said “who did you go to?” It was a maxillofacial surgeon. Yikes! Hope you feel better soon.

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      • Laurie says:

        We got about 2 inches of snow here last night, Linda. All the schools in the county are closed. We are truly winter wimps here. I am feeling much better today after taking it very easy yesterday. I am supposed to do a 3-hour trail race tomorrow. I don’t think I will be up to running, but I will probably walk it. Better break out my Yak Trax!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Well that two inches was all we got here last Sunday when I took these photos, but it wreaked havoc with that ice. I know you’re better off doing the walk for the trail race and taking it easy. Yes, better strap on the Yak Trax It feels strange to me … it is one week tomorrow since I walked. I did ride my exercise bike, but it’s not the same.

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  5. Snow photographs pretty but the shoveling, slipping and sliding that go along with it, yikes! Not too far from us an interstate highway was shut down for 27 hours. People were stranded that long. It was predicted. I can never figure out what makes people who know there will be a significant snow risk traveling. Especially now when you zoom or order on-line.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, the photos of freshly fallen snow are pretty and I was happy we didn’t get the 5 inches of snow predicted, but it was a wintry mix and is now a treacherous mess on sidewalks and the street. So no walk for me since Saturday morning – too risky and a chance to slip and fall and break something with COVID cases raging. I saw some of those photos of the interstate debacle and wondered the same thing. Stay home unless it’s an emergency!

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  6. J P says:

    Beautiful shots! You almost make me wish for snow. Almost.

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  7. So pretty! (At first… 😉 ) ❄️❄️❄️ Your lovely pictures have me wishing for snow tomorrow!

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  8. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………………..Behind the beauty……………………………It made me feel cold!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, it is cold today too … this weather is wacky and finally the wind is dying down. I hope you get to walk if your apartment complex is plowed and salted. Our sidewalks and street are very icy from the sleet mixed in with that snow.

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  9. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Lovely photos as always, Linda. Those purple berries are holding a load of snow! We’ve only had one snowfall this winter–big, beautiful flakes. But they didn’t last long; the ground was too warm. Looks like this next winter storm will only create a few snow showers in our area. With no appointments on the calendar, I’m disappointed! For those who do have places to go, I’m glad. Snow is no fun to drive in.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Nancy – it was very pretty to see when freshly fallen and the berries were something new I noticed in the backyard. That Golden Vicary bush was planted in 1985 and I don’t recall seeing berries on it before, so I Googled around and apparently there are always berries in Winter – they made an amazing picture. They were bigger than blueberries. Our snow was mixed with sleet so it has become treacherous after the icy snow melted and refroze. I have not walked since Saturday. We had a mild Winter so far and had just about an inch of snow in December in my area of SE Michigan, which was fine with me. I work from home, so the snow affects my walk, not my commute. I took the bus to work for decades so I am no fan of driving in the snow.

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  10. Eilene Lyon says:

    You have such a good eye for the detail. Sorry so slippery!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Eilene. It was pretty in my backyard, but it’s become a big mess on streets and sidewalks. I’ve not walked since Saturday as it is treacherous. Now is not the time to take any chances and end up in a hospital.

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  11. Joni says:

    Lovely shots Linda, esp. the berries. Were they all from your backyard or some from the park too?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni. They were taken Sunday morning, all in my backyard. The dark blue berries are from a Golden Vicary bush. I still have not been on a walk since Saturday – there is ice everywhere, streets, sidewalks … not taking any chance on walking right now unless it is ice-free.

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      • Joni says:

        We still have some ice on the road, but I walked on the road and sidewalks, very cold today though. Got car fixed yesterday, and glad to get it done, only took 2 hrs so I was home early even. Felt relatively safe in the waiting room as only one other person there a safe distance away. Good to get it done, so I can hunker down at home now.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We have a lot of ice and if I could go later, I’d feel more confident, but I’m limited to the morning, unless I go on the weekend. I recall this ice being a pain this time last year too. That’s good and not a crowded waiting room so that’s a good thing too. Now you hunker down and only venture out to Mom’s or a walk.

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  12. Your title…lol… love it!
    Pictures are so pretty of the new snow. Stay safe walking.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thought I’d give everyone a smile. 🙂 The snow is pretty – we were to get 5 inches, but ended up getting 2 inches mixed with sleet, so it’s been problematic to walk and I haven’t since Saturday. We are going to get some more freezing rain Saturday night. Ugh.

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      • Oh yikes, snow and sleet. I think you made the right decision to stay home. Very precarious walking on that kind of slippery surface.
        We’re supposed to get rain tomorrow but weather’s been in the 60s. The crispy, orange hills have turned slightly green from recent rains.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That’s nice to see green for a change. I recently started following a blogger who lives in Africa and is a nature lover. They had a longstanding drought and this year they have been blessed with rain, so her blog is filled with pictures of colorful flowers that she said are in abundance from all the rain. I don’t like this weather at all. The street looks a little better, so I will attempt a walk tomorrow because of the next bout of freezing rain coming Saturday night.

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  13. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful photos, Linda! We also got sleet & snow this morning. The roads are very slick, so staying at home is encouraged. Our temperatures fluctuate so much that it will all probably melt in a couple of days. The birds have been busy eating the berries from our bushes this past week. I always look for the cedar waxwings to come and finish them off.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Rebecca – the snow is so pretty when it first snows. This was in my backyard, very still and peaceful. I have a small window of opportunity tomorrow mid-day to walk, then we get freezing rain/sleet again, followed by a rapid freeze. Not looking good then and I’m with you totally. In the past, I’ve dodged ice in lug-soled boots to get to the Park to leave some seeds and nuts, but that was before COVID is raging, plus it is difficult wearing a mask with glasses. I use a fog-free spray, plus an N-95 mask, but I can’t always see 100%, so I take no chances in that regard anymore either. I have never seen a cedar waxwing except in photos. I follow Birds & Blooms on Facebook and there are beautiful photos people submit of cedar waxwings. These purplish-colored berries are from a Golden Vicary Bush that was planted in 1985. The berries are huge and I learned they are harmful to humans, but birds love them.

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  14. Wow you are getting hammered already. We had a little ice but just a trace of snow so far. I want snow so I can use my 4 wheel drive on my new Jeep! I’ve never driven with 4 wheel drive. Your pictures are beautiful Linda. Have a great weekend!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That is kind of funny Diane … back when you HAD to drive, you didn’t have it. Now you have it and need snow to try it out. I never had four wheel drive. Maybe I would feel more comfortable driving in Winter. Thank you – glad you liked them. It ended up mostly ice and we are having freezing rain tonight until 4:00 a.m. Is it too early to hope for Spring?

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  15. Ahh, I’d take that pain right now! We’ve had spring weather here, and then, Mother Nature will have a mood swing and dive to the high thirties! (Still not temps for snow) … and then, if we do have any overnight freezing temps, it’s dry as a bone!! 😩 … AND hey got snow just about an hour north of us the other day!! 🤦‍♀️😩😩🤨 … life living in GA is just as much a pain. 😂🤣😂🤣 Hope you’re staying warm!!

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  16. Amorina Rose says:

    Love the images, all so different but lovely in their own way.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Barbara. Right now we are having an ice storm and I think that might be pretty to take pictures of it in daylight with everything encased in ice, but I’d worry about slipping and falling. The snow in this photo happened a week ago and it had some sleet falling at the same time. I did not walk for a week as it was treacherous and just today it was getting better.

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  17. Did the birds go crazy trying to eat the berries left on the trees? Our birds go nuts when the snow covers the branches. It’s so pretty – except for the ice on the roads!

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