For the past several days, I've been trying to get photos of the birds enjoying the snow and all the seed that we give them. Since it has been so cold, I've been doing this from the comfort of our living room. The lighting on the snow has been perfect.
The birds were very cooperative. I managed to get quite a few of the N. Carolina wrens and the towhee (I'm too lazy to look it up and see if that is the correct spelling). There are lots of cardinals too. Robins have started eating the buds off the trees again after the ice has melted. We've even seen a couple of bluebirds.
So, you may ask, where are these photos??? I deleted all of them! On purpose!! Shooting through our dark tinted windows wasn't doing the shots justice so I will wait till it is warm enough to be outside with my camera and hope the birds will cooperate then too!
Gas stations in/near Atlanta have run out of fuel because the trucks can't get to them. We went to the laundromat this a.m.in Acworth and the roads here are pretty clear. We hope to go to Wal-Marts tomorrow, and HOPE the grocery trucks have made it there. We've got plenty of food, but I've got an Rx to fill and as long as we are there, we might as well get the weekly shopping out of the way.
Miss Kitty has been coming in to eat twice a day (well at least we FEED her twice a day; the wrens have been busy with the cat food too...no more turkeys though!). She doesn't like this weather either. As you know, she is very timid but is not quite as afraid of me as she is Dan. I can at least open the door and talk to her a bit (she's about 30' away). When Dan goes out, she usually takes off...sometimes slinking and looking over her shoulder and other times she goes zoom!
The other day, she was eating and Dan needed to go out. Well, the cat went to make a beeline down the hill and she slid all the way down on her butt. It was funny to see. All I could think of was the joke about the turtle and the snail...Do you know what the snail said as he was riding on the turtles back??? WHEE, WHEE, WHEE!!!
- Cathy Clementz
- 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!