Sometimes you need . . .

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Sometimes you need to withdraw within

To repair the inner you

The layer of yourself that

soaks in your experiences and needs

Peace and Quietness

like a balm on the soul.

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Houston & Galveston

I thought I would post a few more photos of the trip to Galveston in June.

These pictures of a freeway in Houston were unbelievable.  The construction of a huge section of freeway that would go over the top of the freeway we were on – really surprised me. Wow – how was this possible and why was it necessary.

 

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I thought we were going straight up into the sky – so we could just fly away.  My 17 year old granddaughter was driving us through Houston and she was doing a fantastic job.  She is already a very good driver.

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The number of oil refineries around Houston are unbelievable.

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Houses on stilts with many stairs to climb are all over the island that Galveston sits on.

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House were built in inlets – where the owners could boat directly from their homes – into the Gulf of Mexico.  Parking for cars was under the houses and stairs led to the second floor where the living area was.

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Shops in Galveston were on stilts near the ocean.  Underneath these buildings were great shady areas to sit on the beach.

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When we were leaving Galveston on the way toward home we drove over a bridge I chose to call the McDonald Bridge.  Ha  I actually expected to find a McDonald’s restaurant on a platform in the center of this bridge where we could stop for lunch.

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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.

 

 

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.

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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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