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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!

Monday, June 01, 2009




I couldn't help but think of DVM's daughter's love of dandelions and Shellmo's love of doves!

The top one I just took because he was so sweet, looking over his little winged shoulder at me. Back at taking photos from the comfort and warmth of my dining room!!
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  1. What type of bird is that first pic of? He is beautiful!
    I love Mourning Doves too. They are such quiet, simple, delicate little birds, but sounds so pretty with their calls.
    Isn't this cool weather ridiculous? Is this what we get for having such a long, cold winter? At least there are no bugs, but still some warmth would be nice.
    Hope you are keeping warm!

  2. Thank you for those Dove photos - AWWWW!! All of your photos were great - I could see the sun was shining - it looked like a nice day!

  3. I love both of these birds!!!

    Can't wait for the U.P. to defrost...I would also like to take more bird pictures outside instead of through my windows. Brrrrrrr.....

  4. DVM's wife; the little red bird is a rosefinch.

    The weather is surely a sign of an ice age instead of global warming (or whatever the PC term is now!)

    I'm keeping warm by staying inside! If it weren't for the hives, I'd be outside on the deck!

  5. Shellmo, it became sunny late afternoon...and of course, can't forget the wind!

  6. Retired One...it is getting a bit old isn't it?? I hope the dining room window doesn't get dirty on the outside! I don't want to have to wear winter garb to wash it!


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