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

Run for the Trees 5K 2022.

This was my second time to participate in the virtual Run for the Trees 5K event, which was sponsored by the Bob Ross Inc. Foundation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The premise was simple: participants chose any time … Continue reading

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Any port in a storm – whew!  #Wordless Wednesday  #The eagle up top means birds are welcome here, right??

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Stockpiling sunshine and vitamin D.

Here in Southeast Michigan the sun was not around much in March, nor April and the first week of May was nothing special either. I’m convinced the Groundhog doomed us, not only for the six-week period after his February 2nd … Continue reading

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Harry the Heron goes fishing. #Wordless Wednesday #Watch his technique.

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Mother’s Day 2022.

No matter the stage … … or the age … … a mother’s love is universal, human or otherwise. I’m sure we will all identify with this quote: “The power of a mother’s love is greater than any force on … Continue reading

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We don’t talk anymore .… #Wordless Wednesday #The feathered version of Johnny and Amber

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Meandering around Fair Lane Estate – Part II

I have visited the Fair Lane Estate multiple times the past few years. While walking through the woodsy area of the Rouge Gateway Trail, if one stays on the Trail, then veers left, there is easy access to view and/or … Continue reading

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Persian Lilacs and flagstone walkways at Fair Lane Estate. #Wordless Wednesday #I wish I could make this a “scratch and sniff” post!

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Meandering around Fair Lane Estate – Part I

Fair Lane Estate in Dearborn, Michigan was the home of Henry and Clara Ford from 1915 until Clara’s death in 1950; (Henry died three years earlier). This extensive venue is also referred to as the Clara and Henry Ford Estate … Continue reading

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

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