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

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign … #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story. [Arrow image by Gerd Altmann f/Pixabay]

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Nuttin’ Honeys.

My furry, peanut-eating pals at the Park have muddy paws these days. That’s because they have been digging holes fast and furiously to bury their peanuts ever since we experienced a chilly spell that lasted about ten days the tail … Continue reading

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Pure adoration.

Whether the above Mallards are mates, best buds, or just pals sharing a quiet moment, I chose the pair for my annual Sweetest Day post. I took these two photos during my September 5th meander at Lake Erie Metropark. Both … Continue reading

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Every dog has its day …

… and I’ve had a few doggos in my day too. There was Fritzy, the German Shepherd … … and Co-co, the Cocker Spaniel … … and last, but not least, Peppy, the poodle. Eventually my parents switched to birds … Continue reading

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Lovely Lotuses (August – September 2020). #Wordless Wednesday

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

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Wandering along the Lake Erie shoreline.

In the early days of the pandemic, I was conflicted whether I should continue mixing and mingling with others at my favorite nature nook, Council Point Park. Then, after deciding I should mask up and get on with my walking … Continue reading

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Happy-go-lucky (sometimes).

In my many walks at local parks, I’ve come to realize that ducks, in general, are a happy bunch. Just look at this header image. Don’t you agree that our fine feathered friends pictured above are either enjoying a good … Continue reading

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Got nuts? #Wordless Wednesday #Wildlife Wednesday

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

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Lazy Saturday morn.

The alarm rang, its incessant beeping interrupting my sound sleep. I flipped off the covers and quickly pulled them back over me. There was a definite chill in the air, so I snuggled down to catch 40 more winks. I … Continue reading

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Tattered and torn = tenacity.

Of course we humans have had it tough this year, even if we have been blessed and our loved ones and ourselves have remained healthy and unscathed by COVID-19. This beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly pictured above apparently has not … Continue reading

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