Sam’s dance moves will wow the gulls at the holiday parties. #Wordless Wednesday #Hokey Pokey anyone? #Or I could moon them?

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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37 Responses to Sam’s dance moves will wow the gulls at the holiday parties. #Wordless Wednesday #Hokey Pokey anyone? #Or I could moon them?

  1. rajkkhoja says:

    Amazing photography. Very nice photos. Beautiful place. I like. I hope it’s lake .

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you rajkkhoja – I am glad you like the photos. This is actually a small park (Bishop Park) and the boardwalk is along the Detroit River. It’s not a very long walk for me, so I usually just go to take photos of the seagulls.

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      • rajkkhoja says:

        Most welcome, Linda 👍
        Beautiful Bishop park it’s boardwalk. Nice capture picture.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thank you and in Winter it is one of two beautiful venues that are just a few miles apart along the Detroit River. The River freezes over and there are ice floes with waterfowl on them. Very nice to see – it helps make Winter tolerable to see these nice sights.

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  2. Love the (rear) end shot! 🤭

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad to give you a smile Barbara. I added that as a last-minute thought. That seagull looked like it was doing the Hokey Pokey, especially with its right foot, back and forth, shaking it. I got to the mooning photo and it was shaking its left foot, so I added it to the series and another part to the title. I know as a person who appreciates seeing and photographing seagulls, you’d like Sam’s moves/moon.

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  3. Laurie says:

    Ha! Love the “moon shot”.

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  4. trumstravels says:

    I think Seagulls are highly underrated ! lol I like them, unless they are being really annoying, like around food haha

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I feel the same way Susan. I had a whole series of Wordless Wednesday posts that I tagged “Seagull Shenanigans” … just some fun shots with their often deadpan faces staring at me, or gobbling up treats that people throw them. They stand still so it’s easy to take pictures of them … my kind of bird!

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  5. I love seagulls, Linda! He is doing the two-step! Hearing gulls at the beaches of San Diego when I grew up there is a fond memory. When I was in my teens and we’d go camping in Tuolumne Meadows near Tioga Pass in Yosemite, I learned (1970s) that the California seagulls were threatened. Los Angeles District of Water and Power diverted water from Mono Lake. The diversion exposed land bridges to the two islands in the middle of the lake allowing predators to eat the eggs from the nesting grounds of the gulls. “Save Mono Lake” was a slogan and cause I was familiar with and the organization convinced the legislature to turn it into a national monument. It has recovered but still is threatened due to droughts and climate change but at least the seagulls are in decent shape!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That’s an amazing story Terri because seagulls are not a bird you’d normally think of as facing possible extinction. I wonder why people didn’t pay attention and offer a “fix” earlier. I was surprised in Googling to find the weight of a Great Egret the other day that they faced a similar plight and have now returned in numbers like before. Seagulls are great for me to photograph as they walk slow and stay in one place and don’t grumble about me taking a ton of shots!

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  6. Eilene Lyon says:

    He’s missing his partner for the “dip” in that last image!

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  7. I don’t know how you come up with your titles Linda, but they are always perfect!

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  8. Great title and great photos! You captured his dance moves well!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Shelley! I originally was going to call this post “How to Stalk a Seagull” (silly bird kept walking away from me as I was in pursuit). When I took a closer look at the photos, it looked like he had his right foot stuck out, then shaking it, then moving it back. Then the left foot … no way! Yes way! So I thought I’d throw the Hokey Pokey into the title for kicks. 🙂

      I just did a couple of Wordless Wednesday bird posts for the rest of the year and put some funny titles for them – hope you will get a smile from them.

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  9. Joni says:

    Good title Linda – it does look like the hokey-pokey!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Joni – especially the first few pictures with its right foot. I didn’t notice it so much while watching that gull as when the photos were up on the screen. (P.S. – I wonder if a few readers wondered what the hokey-pokey was?)

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      • Joni says:

        Yes, possibly younger ones wouldn’t know….

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        They probably don’t dance the hokey-pokey at weddings anymore. Nor Hava Nagila. I’d probably fall flat on my face if I tried to do that now … it’s been years since I’ve been to a wedding. Also, when I was in Greece, we went into town a few nights and they played Greek music and always the bank would get the crowd up and dancing Hava Nagila … it was a lot of fun. I came home with some Greek tapes that I played on 8-track player … drove my parents crazy.

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  10. He really is busting a move, Linda! Fun title too.

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  11. His moves are fabulous! The legwork is precise. I once learned in a book that ballet used to be called “leg drama.”
    Once again, your title cracks me up. How do you do it?!

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  12. J P says:

    Now that you have caught a gull doing the hokey pokey, maybe you can find a chicken doing the chicken dance. It would be proof that chickens have weddings too.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I’ll be on the lookout for that chicken JP – in the meantime, I’m going to recruit you to help with some of my blog post titles! P.S. Those chickens I saw back in the Fall were only interested in scratching, no fancy moves at all.

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