Mother Nature’s mood swings. #Wordless Wednesday #Is Spring here or not? #Four seasons in one week!

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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69 Responses to Mother Nature’s mood swings. #Wordless Wednesday #Is Spring here or not? #Four seasons in one week!

  1. J P says:

    Snow and flowers – Spring in the midwest!

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  2. Springs sprung ain’t done!

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  3. trumstravels says:

    Oh boy! It’s been the same here, snowed day before yesterday and so windy! Just plain cold here today 😦

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  4. Sounds a lot like our weather!

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  5. Rebecca says:

    The weather be crazy just about everywhere. Beautiful flowers! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You’re right about that Rebecca. The flowers were perky though it was just at the freezing mark when I was there. These were flowers from the Botanical Gardens. They planted them in big planters. They had some in the ground too, but they looked a little weatherbeaten. 🙂

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  6. peggy says:

    Ah lovely signs that Spring is trying to happen. Lovely flowers.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, Spring is getting lots of pushback from Winter these days Peggy. We have a weekend warm-up in the 70s, maybe 80 on Sunday, then very cold and another chance for snow next week. I could have kept my pictures for then! This was at the Botanical Gardens. Their in-ground Spring flowers looked a bit weatherbeaten. These had been planted in big planters the day before, so I hurried up there as I knew the snow was coming.

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  7. Joni says:

    Lovely flowers and pics Linda….even if they were covered with snow.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – this was at the Botanical Gardens. The volunteers planted them the day before in big planters. Their in-ground flowers looked wobbly and a little weatherbeaten. It was 32 degrees on Easter Sunday when I took these flower shots.

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  8. Your weather sounds just like ours! 🌷

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  9. Too cold and rainy but it’s supposed to be 82 here on Saturday. 😉🌺🌼

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  10. Laurie says:

    What a roller coaster! We are visiting our son and his family in Colorado right now. Today, it was 70 and sunny. The day after we arrived – snow! Crazy weather.

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  11. This crazy weather makes me feel a bit like those wilted tulips. It is fun to see the pops of color, though – enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts!!

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  12. Dave says:

    Your lows look good despite your rollercoaster of highs, Linda. Here in Colorado, it’s always a gamble on when to flow water back into our sprinkler system without the risk of frozen pipes. Our forecast says I should still be hose-watering the grass, sigh.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That’s rough Dave. I know you have a large piece of property. For years I used to turn the outside faucets on around Mother’s Day as that was when I bought the annuals, hanging baskets, etc. since the best selection was then. Now the water goes on Memorial Day weekend and off by Labor Day weekend as we’ve had a hard freeze in early September.

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  13. Obong eno says:

    Beautiful ❤️

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  14. Ally Bean says:

    We had the same thing here, warmer on Christmas Day than on Easter Sunday. Trippy, but annoying if you want to accomplish anything outside.

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  15. Same here Linda! I am hoping to get the yard and porch furniture out of the pole barn this weekend. Time to clean out the ponds and get them going. Oh my, I need to get better before surgery!!!!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Too much to do – so little time Diane. Today it was hot … we went from the frying pan into the fire. Tomorrow possible severe weather as it’s so cold. You don’t know what is next. Do you have to treat the gazebo with wood preservative every year like people do with wooden decks?

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  16. It’s the same here, I never know what to wear on any given day anymore. Love all the bulbs blooming and the squirrel nibbling his breakfast on the snow-covered grass.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I was overdressed today for the 78 degrees and it will be 80 degrees tomorrow. Then we get some potentially severe weather from the heat spoke. I think I’d rather have the cold weather back (although I think that is being fickle on my part).

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  17. ruthsoaper says:

    That’s Michigan! I’m finally seeing some blossoms at the farm. 🙂

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  18. Zazzy says:

    We are sharing your weather. I’ve actually had the air on part time the last couple days and yet we had frost warnings in the earlier part of the week. We’ll be back in the thirties overnight toward the end of next week. It has been another weird spring.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Very weird weather! We had that two-inch snowfall on Monday into Tuesday and yesterday and today got to 79 or 80. It was stinkin’ hot and I said I would not complain about the heat after such a cold, snowy Winter and cool, rainy Spring. It did not help that my car A/C leaked and it was like a hothouse in the car. I told them when it happened late Summer “I’ll just have it done in the Spring.” Calling him to schedule soon, though we are back in the 40s again all week. We have potential severe weather later today. Mother Nature’s antics are wearing everyone out from coast to coast.

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  19. Mood swings mania!! Your post title is accurate…4 seasons in 1 week. Nature is mad.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, this new normal is just plain crazy Esther. We got to 82 or 83 yesterday and tomorrow night we have a hard freeze and the chance for a little snow. Pure madness!

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      • New normal in CA too. Not as volatile as your weather…hang in there!!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Our weather is crazy – supposed to start snowing shortly and a real feel of 20 tomorrow morning. I feel for the people with flowers which likely won’t make it and the blossoms on trees may freeze. We had that one year and Michigan is a big producer of cherries and apples and we lost a lot of those crops that year.

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      • Nature is scratching her head too! Weather has gone mad.
        We’re having water restrictions placed in CA. and I wonder how that’ll affect agriculture and farmers. There was some rain but not enough.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, very true – across the U.S., even globally. I did hear about your water restrictions and homeowners can only water their lawns once per week.

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      • When we were in a serious drought years ago, it was wild with people stealing water and people posting shame pics of people “allegedly” abusing water usage. Whew, it gets ugly.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I am on Twitter and that is to follow some nature photographers or parks I visit, but mostly for the weather reports. We have one meteorologist who is diligent about Tweeting out up-to-the-minute info whenever we have severe weather. He is the meteorologist for the Detroit Tigers as we have an outdoor stadium – he makes the decisions for cancelling games. Anyway, for me this is good as I don’t have TV and though I have a radio to hear my all-news station, this same station covers a lot of sports teams in the evenings/weekends, so that preempts regular programming. Anyway, people on Twitter are just shameless sometimes what they post and when they criticize each other. I have no words for what people say to others under cover of a profile pic and/or anonymous-type name.

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      • It’s all out words war on these social media sites! I dont understand how people come up with all the stuff to say on Twitter. Where do you get the time and the energy?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Twitter is good to keep up with pop culture, trending news stories, but some of the stuff on Twitter is filth and people are so critical of one another. If not for the weather, nature sites and news, I would be gone as well. No telling if Elon Musk’s purchase of it is good or bad. He is planning on taking it public in a few years.

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      • Too much words, too many strangers, too many weirdos…
        People seem to write witty posts and replies; I wonder how much time they spend. Eeek, forget it, that’s a lot of unnecessary stress.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Every topic becomes fair game for criticism and lashing out at one another – yikes! I am on Instagram but only because a fellow blogger began a walking regimen a few years ago and like me, she began a diary of sorts of what nature she saw. She’s very good and uses her phone. I’m not familiar with how Instagram works, so I’m not on it much. Twitter for weather and nature and Facebook is a rabbit hole you can go down and never come back out again so I limit myself there – should use a timer! 🙂

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  20. Crazy weather. It makes it hard to plan what to wear, doesn’t it? Also hard to schedule your closet clothes swap (I assume you do that every season, or at least twice a year). Feel free to send any unwanted rain our way 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It is sheer madness Janis. We had 82 or 83 yesterday and it dropped 30+ degrees today and tomorrow night is a hard freeze and chance for snow. I have not been doing the official clothing swap for the last few Spring seasons as I was still wearing a hat, even gloves and sweats almost to May for morning walks, but for random warm days I have two wardrobes on the go in Michigan. Will do – it rained most of today. Sigh.

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