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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


The past couple of days we've had rainy weather. It rained hard during the night and was still about 54 this a.m. when I got up.

Then it turned really windy and the temp dropped to 44 in a blink...AND THEN THIS AFTERNOON IT HAS BEEN SNOWING!!!

Now, I can worry about the hummers because they have all they can do to get to the feeders, get their little toes wrapped around a perch and feed as the feeder swings crazily in the "breeze". They look like little boomerangs.

We have a group of 17 campers here tonight...from California. I told the Wagon Master that this week I didn't get the mowing done due to rain and I for sure wasn't going to mow in 30 mph winds and snow! BRRRR!!!


  1. That is unbelievable. How long did the snow continue and did any stay on the ground? When we lived up there, the latest I remember snow is on my birthday, May 5, but not this late.

    We're moving up in two weeks. I hope the snow is all over by then.

  2. SBW, it started late afternoon. I had to go outside and talk with the Wagon Master and the snow felt like pellets of styrafoam. At times it was snowing hard but it did not stick.

    I remember mowing the campground on Memorial Day, probably 1993, and it was snowing then.

  3. Poor campers! What did they think of that?????
    It is better here today, but we had snow too. Thank goodness it didn't stick...I would have been suicidal. ha

  4. Retired One, I don't know what they thought of it...no one was standing around outside. Even the dogs from California were not amused! They all acted like they were wired for 440!


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