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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!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


We saw two hummers last night, but because they were at the dining room feeder and we were in the living room, we couldn't tell if it was two males or a male and a female.

At least one of them must have stayed with us last year because he came to the living room window where we normally have a feeder hanging up.  I had some "juice" mixed up in the fridge so I quickly got that feeder put out last night. 

We haven't seen any stupid orioles yet.  It is  frustrating  fun to watch those idiots colorful birds.  They get on the hummer feeders (even though they have an oriole feeder) and try to peck the little flowers off the feeders...and they some times succeed!  Then they will hang upside down trying to figure out HOW to get the nectar out of the feeder.  They are such fools clowns.


  1. I put up my hummingbird feeders last night and within an hour we had one coming to it..but it would fly up and not drink from it....then this morning, it is back..but doing the same thing...strange!!!

  2. P.S.Never mind...two seconds after I typed that it came up to one of my feeders and took a couple of longgg drinks. ha

  3. Now I'm excited to get to the cabin next weekend - I hope my hummers are there! I don't have luck attracting the Orioles though...

  4. Hummers in Paradise. Summer is coming. I hope it is a little warmer than last year. I love the cooler temperatures but the kids and my better half like it warmer. Enjoy!

  5. We must have a female out here becuase one of the males has been "buzzing" the pine tree in the front yard. We've only seen two males but, this is a sign of "courtship"....

  6. It's real fun to watch animals going around their business. I'd agree that it looks too stupid a times but I sometimes wish I were like them, so oblivious about my identity and free to do things the way I like them to be done!

    Now, did I sound a little crazy?...

    That's exactly what I was trying to say. I'm supposed to say certain things in a certain way. Else, I'm branded "crazy"!

  7. Ekanthapadhikan, I get so much enjoyment out of watching critters. But at times one does have to laugh at them. The poor tree swallows were wearing themselves out this a.m. doing a high wire act, trying to mate while perched on an electric line!


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