Treasure – Metal Detector

I promised my fellow blogger “Following Him Beside Still Waters” a post about using our metal detector.  Did not venture to any old homestead – just our own yard.  Yet, the worthless things we found were fun to dig up and were treasure to us.

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We have had several Whites metal detectors over several decades of searching for treasure.

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My husband is much better with the metal detector than I am.  Of course he was always telling me to do the digging when he discovered something underground. Ha

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Now – Don’t laugh over our 2 hour venture to find this wonderful treasure you see posted here.  I hear you laughing.  We did find 44 cents.

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We did a lot of treasure hunting when we lived in Arizona – found the following at an old trading post in the desert years ago.  Found one of the first large pennies made, but was too lazy to search and find where I put it.




Laughing Gulls of Galveston

Yes, the name of the Gulls in these pictures are the “Laughing Gulls” and they make quite a noise.  They are little beggers and if you throw bread into the air they will surround you instantly.

This is my 17 year old granddaughter Audra feeding the gulls.

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Early Morning

I am usually still up when my husband retires for the night.  I am up in the early morning for 2 or 3 hours before my husband arises.  Insomnia is a big problem for me. but seeing the sunrise when it appears is the best part of the day.  The sunrise this morning after 5 inches of rain yesterday – was not as colorful as usual, but I can still see the beauty of God’s morning display in the sky.

Anything in nature is a thrill for me.  We all have to agree that God created a beautiful world for us to enjoy.  The joy in a sunrise is missed by a lot of people in the world, because they fail to pause and take in the beauty that surrounds them.  I give a big sigh as I photograph each morning’s sunrise and realize what others have missed.  I always show the sunrise to my husband who would miss it – if I did not show him what I have captured in my camera lens each early morning.


James 3: 17-18  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Outdoor Beauty

I am often amazed when the sun tries so hard to peek through the clouds or the morning fog.  The pictures I capture often create quite beautiful scenes.  This picture is early morning on a  very foggy day.

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I see such beauty in spider webs.  When the rain or dew covers these delicate webs the beauty is enhanced. This photo was taken on a rainy morning.

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The garden is covered with squash, cucumber, and melon blooms.  The bumble bees love to venture to each bloom for nectar.

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I have no idea what the name of this insect happens to be. It seems to like garlic blooms.  I have never seen this creature in my yard before.  Perhaps one of my blogger friends can name this unique insect for me.

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I will leave you with the sunrise from my back yard that spread across the sky this very morning.  Each sunrise contains a beauty of its own. This sunrise had an unusual array of clouds and colors, which I have never viewed in any other sunrise before.  Do you suppose God did this just for my enjoyment?  I will pretend that He did.

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