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

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.

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Easter Greetings 2022.

In a perfect world, the photo shoot for my Easter blog post would find me, Your Roving Reporter, tripping down the perimeter path, clutching onto a brightly colored, beribboned wicker basket and doling out treats to my furry and feathered … Continue reading

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Stone Age Goose.  #Wordless Wednesday  #Mama’s sittin’ on a nest.

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

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What’s not to like about Autumn?

This trek to beautiful Elizabeth Park happened on November 6, 2021 and followed a rather meh trot around the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge earlier that morning. This island park is filled with hundreds of trees, Maples and Oaks mostly. … Continue reading

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Best foot forward on National Walking Day.  #Wordless Wednesday  #My abysmal 2022 stats: 234/1,256 mi; 377/2,022 km – UGH!

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Leaves were falling, temps were falling, but …

… no raindrops or snowflakes were falling, so happily I set out to glean some steps, amass a ton of photos and simply enjoy myself. It was a perfect Autumn day and I aimed to make the most of it. … Continue reading

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Swan sun salutation.  #Wordless Wednesday  #Wake up and greet the day!

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

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A tale of two seasons.

It’s Saturday afternoon and, while I write this post, still another wintry mix lingers, translating to a missed walk for me and capping off a rainy and unsettled week. I can hear some songbirds, likely Sparrows, tucked in a neat … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning, er … preening #Wordless Wednesday #Dunk, drip, pick, flap, fluff –n- go!

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Patience is a virtue.

Since I began my nature treks in conjunction with this blog, the beautiful Canvasback Duck has remained on my annual “Birdie Bucket List” but a sighting of one has thus far eluded me. These beautiful ducks, usually just referred to … Continue reading

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