Author Archives: Linda Schaub

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

What keeps me going is goals. –Muhammad Ali #Wordless Wednesday #Me too!

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It was a fairy nice walk.

As promised, today’s post is about a stop at Oakwoods Metropark, the second leg of my July 2nd round robin of the trio of parks along the Huron River. As to my quest for adventure, you’ll recall that Willow Metropark … Continue reading

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Monarchs are in Mexico sipping margaritas ‘til March.  #Wordless Wednesday  #Monarch Butterfly sipping nectar at the Goodwill Garden at Heritage Park.

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“I like adventures and I’m going to find some.”

As I stepped out the door, I did my best to channel Little Women author, Louisa May Alcott, who once declared: “I like adventures and I’m going to find some.” I set out to tackle three Metroparks in one day. … Continue reading

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Nope, I did not make that poo; it’s snow!!  #Wordless Wednesday  #That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

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A year of magical moments in nature with my camera.

I did a recap in January 2022 of my favorite photos from the previous year and decided an annual recap would be a fun feature going forward. Besides my 2022 “favorites and fabulous finds” I’m adding the calendar page idea … Continue reading

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The weather outside is frightful, but the sherpa’s so delightful! #Wordless Wednesday #Brr! #But today will be 55F!

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East side, west side, all around the town …

It is time for the final tally of miles walked this past year. Yes, I made it … whew! I actually finished up a few weeks ago thanks to stellar weather in October and early November. Good thing I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Got a crick in my neck – ouch! #Wordless Wednesday #Too many kisses under the mistletoe!

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Season’s Treatings!

One could liken the non-stop parade of tantalizing goodies to a snowball rolling downhill, accumulating a little more snow as it picks up speed. Hopefully you did not pick up a few more inches around your waistline from holiday treats! … Continue reading

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