March Winds. #Wordless Wednesday #Back off Ms. Schaub, I’m NOT ready for my close-up!

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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43 Responses to March Winds. #Wordless Wednesday #Back off Ms. Schaub, I’m NOT ready for my close-up!

  1. peggy says:

    Ha – A bad hair day.

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  2. Even the birds aren’t happy about the cold and wind!! Great shot, though. We’re having a warm-up in the weather and our birds are singing. I hope it’s warmer for you too.

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  3. Looks like he might be ready to wing it.

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  4. bekitschig says:

    Please Linda, stop scarring me with them BIRDS!

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  5. Laurie says:

    Your seagull looks beautiful with his (her?) ruffled feathers. Just like the wind machines models use while shooting pictures.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, I thought so too Laurie. His/her feathers were ruffled by the wind and me taking its less-than-perfect portrait. Yes, those wind machines for the carefully crafted windswept look. I wanted my hair “feathered” in the 70s and the stylist said “Linda – it won’t work with your hair – those models stand in front of a wind machine for that look.” Of course you couldn’t tell me anything and I ended up growing it out almost immediately.

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  6. Great shot! I love the wind blowing his feathers and the look in his eye…

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Barbara – it turned very windy after I was there a while. This seagull was having difficulty standing up straight, then he took off and couldn’t fly straight, so flew back and returned to the railing again. 🙂

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    Cute. Nice feathers

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  8. Zazzy says:

    That must have been one blustery day!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, it was Zazzy – walking around Elizabeth Park, then all of a sudden the wind picked up. That seagull was having difficulty staying on the railing, took off after he saw me and had trouble flying due to the wind. So he ended up returning.

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      • Zazzy says:

        That’s a little scary! Did you see any birds flying backward?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        No, I think they were content to line up on that railing … it is a long railing that goes the length of the boardwalk. I thought of you this morning Zazzy at the Park. It was sunny and I saw a shadow overhead – a hawk and he was huge and he made a turn and flapping his wings hard as he flew away. There is an electrical tower and sometimes the hawks like to sit there and scope out the birds and squirrels. I try feeding them in a safe place, but you know squirrels … “oh, let me take this and bury it clear across the field” thus making itself a target for the hawk.

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  9. Zazzy says:

    Squirrels are pretty dippy. I haven’t fed them around here the past couple years. They broke my bird feeder. I don’t mind the birds sharing but I object to wanton breakage. It’s probably a good thing that they weren’t hanging out on my deck while the hawk was hanging around.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Much as I like my furry friends at the Park, I’ve had my moments here at the house where they broke bird feeders, or otherwise wreaked havoc. The biggest issue the last few years has been that they chew on the telephone wires. They chew the outer layer covering the actual wire … the outer layer lets in moisture which gets to the wire and cuts off my phone service. I have had AT&T to the house twice in the last two years … they’re about due to cause trouble again. We have squirrels as there are a lot of big and old trees.

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  10. Prior says:

    The ruffle of the feather and action is so nice with the blues and white 😉

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  11. He looks like he is going to fall asleep. Lol

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  12. Priti says:

    Beautiful photo so cute ! Well shared 🙂👍

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  13. Great title and close up!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Esther – we have had more windy days the last year than I can ever remember.

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      • Hoping your spring arrives soon! Sunny hugs…

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It was 60 today – we’re gettin’ there Esther, but slowly We take one step forward, two steps back. Thanks for the sunny hugs from California … I’ll be California dreamin as we’re going to have four days of rain and a wintry mix Friday. Ugh.

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      • Spring is coming very slowly for you Linda!! You must be so tired of the cold and the vacillating weather.
        It’ll be coming soon. In the meantime, sending you some CA heatwave. If you can believe it, we will have one this week. My newly planted seeds are so confused and I may underwater or overwater.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’ll give you some of our water Esther – we had rain the entire day today and just had a storm. I wish I could share it with you during your heatwave. Too early for a heatwave, even in California! I don’t think we’ll ever have normal weather (like we knew it for years) again. COVID, weather woes and the Ukraine crisis … we took our less complex life for granted; I know I did.

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  14. Obong eno says:

    So pretty ❤️

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  15. Your bird picture reminds me of most pictures of me that are taken outside. My hair flies everywhere… except where I want it.

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  16. Anita says:

    Thank you for sharing great shot dear.

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