Treasure Tuesday 6/11/2019

This Treasure Tuesday takes place at my great aunt’s house. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first discovery was that the roses were blooming. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Aren’t they lovely? ๐Ÿ’–

I couldn’t get enough of them.

This was with the flash to really bring them out.

And the grass was pretty too.

I really liked the clovers.

Haha, I probably took too many of those. ๐Ÿ˜… These were the best shots.

It was a beautiful day! This is a shot of the area I was metal detecting in:

After taking photos, I pulled out the metal detector. ๐Ÿ˜€

We also found what we think are wild onions. I wanted to start a batch of them here, so I pulled some up. (I didn’t find the spark plug or the rachet – those are there because we kept having spark plug issues in the lawn mower.) But anyway, the finds!

My first key! ๐Ÿ˜€ Coins! I knew it might be a great hunt when the first thing I dug was a dime. 1965. One year off from being a silver coin! One of the pennies was 1959 – one year off from being a wheat cent.

Also pull tabs. And tin foil. I am really starting to detest that stuff. But that’s how it goes. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Some sort of blade. (Now I understand why people wear gloves while metal detecting – it’s not just to keep the hands from getting dirty it’s to protect from finding something sharp! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) Some sort of overall clip thing? It looks like it might slip over a button? Some sort of aluminum pieces. And a rusty nail. ๐Ÿคฃ

A rock. (It was huge so I kept it. ๐Ÿ˜†) And my first buckle! It was the last find of the day. I’m so happy about this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it may be a shoe buckle?

Overall, it was a good hunt. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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A Lovely March Morning

Hello! Would you like to come with me while reminiscing on a walk I took in March? ๐Ÿ™‚ If so, keep reading!

It all started when I opened the door to see this gorgeous animal grazing in the woods.

And then another showed up!

Then I walked to the clearing so I could watch the sunrise.

The clouds were really odd that morning.

I couldn’t help but get a lot of photos of them!

The horizon looked as if it was on fire.


After the sun rose, I went in search of wildlife and flowers.

I found some! Obviously.

I don’t know what these are, but they were growing on what appeared to be a small tree.

I really like them, whatever they are. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t know what these are either, but they were growing on trees. ๐Ÿ˜€

More daffodils! (I posted a bunch in February, hence the “more.”)

Different color ones too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Three different colors!

Sun filtering through the petals. โค

A baby cardinal! The parents were around protecting the little guy.

These were on a tree in the woods. I wonder if it is an apple. It came out before the dogwood did so it wasn’t that.

Mom’s peach tree in full bloom. ๐Ÿ˜€

Mom’s pear tree in full bloom. ๐Ÿ˜€

And this concludes my walk on this lovely March morning. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for joining me. ๐Ÿ™‚

A March Day At Grandma’s

I do have more finds to post from a different day at my other grandma’s house and my great aunt’s house, but first, this day in March. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a beautiful day! I planned to do some metal detecting at the lake, but my batteries died. So I decided to go in search of other treasure instead…

The sky was so beautiful!! I captured a lot of treasures through my lens on this day.

I looked behind me and saw the sky beginning to turn pink…

This was a true treasure to behold!

It left me in awe!

So much pink!!

Like a pink ribbon in the sky.

I couldn’t get enough of it. โค


I probably took too many photos of it but I couldn’t help it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This was treasure enough for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, if any of you have Instagram, I’d love to connect with you there! I have an account under my pen name/nickname of Penelope. Just click the little instagram icon I just added at the top of the sidebar (or click here if you are using the reader: https://www.instagram.com/peneloperoyalpayne/). (Dad, if you are reading this, you wondered about Instagram – there you go. ๐Ÿ˜Š) I may start giving sneak peeks of my photography on there, and maybe some short videos. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Those That Follow Thee

Blessed are those that donโ€™t follow
In the ways of the impious,
Stand in the way sinners do
Or sit in the seat of contemptuous.

Delight is in Your Law, Lord;
Joy should be found in Thee!
I Meditate day and night on Thy Word
And I shall never ever cease!

Those that follow Thee are like a tree,
Planted by the river of flowing water.
It bears fruit in its season; its leaves
Will never wither, and it shall prosper!

Wheatโ€™s chaff is the wicked and their way –
They will be blown elsewhere by the wind
They shanโ€™t outlive the judgment day –
Their unholy traditions shall perish then.


This is based heavily on the first Psalm. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Shout out to TR who just posted a summary a couple of weeks ago for this psalm!) A long time ago, I thought about writing a poem based on each psalm, but I never did. I did get to Psalm 88 (Draw Nigh!) and Psalm 96 (The Lord Of Hosts Reigns Always!) but never got much farther. Or so I thought. Turns out, I wrote this one and forgot about it. And never posted it. So here it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps someday I will reach that goal.

My March 2019 In Photos

Just a quick note, I’ve had a lot going on this past week. I’m behind in reading posts and responding to your lovely comments here. I’m slowly working on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, here are some photos! I took a lot of photos in March. Also, coming soon will be A Lovely March Morning, and A March Day At Grandma’s. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

My allergies started in March. I was sniffing and sneezing a lot. Jackie curled up on my bed and went to sleep. And then I sneezed. I looked around to see if I disturbed her, and… I think it’s safe to say I did. ๐Ÿ˜† She looked disgusted with me. She wanted to be in the room with me to snooze, but my allergies weren’t having it. Sorry girl.

The dandelions were back!

So pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

Daffodil! With a little spider hiding underneath. ๐Ÿ™‚

A robin! I don’t see many of these around here. I used to see them at my grandma’s though.

My tulips came up! Sadly, they seemed to go dormant before the bloom opened? I don’t know what happened. It was strange. The flower shriveled up and then the leaves stuck around for a while before doing the same. I dug into the pot to make sure the bulbs were okay, and it seemed healthy. I wonder when I bought them, they were on sale and meant for being displayed. I’m wondering if last year they were forced to bloom, and needed this year to gain energy for next year. I’m new to tulips so I don’t know.

Lovely little flower. โค

Wildflowers! I like the blue color of these.

Vibrant. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the veins in the petals of these. โค

Oh dear! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha. I surprised this one when outside. Oops!

I like silhouetting things against a sunrise or sunset.

This was experimental. I tried to get the nebula in the constellation Orion. This was the result. ๐Ÿ™‚

The moon and branches! The branches are easy to see though sadly, haha.

And this is another installment of a Month In Photos! Hope to see you later for the other parts to this. ๐Ÿ™‚

Treasure Tuesday 5/21/2019

Again, this is not recent – this was from the beginning of April. The allergies aren’t as bad and the poison ivy is gone, but it has been raining, so I haven’t been able to do as much metal detecting as I like. But I wanted to share because it wasn’t all tin foil and nails and other random junk! ๐Ÿ˜€

Stay tuned for next week when I share what I found at my great aunt’s house! ๐Ÿ˜€


I didn’t use the metal detector to find this. I didn’t get a before shot because I expected it to be broken since it was mostly buried with the exception of the handle. I went out that day to dig up the trash I saw that was washed up by the rain. (Apparently many years before my parents bought this property, people dumped their garbage in the woods. I remember one year when tilling a new garden spot, we were finding bed springs. That was fun…) However, lo and behold, it wasn’t junk:

It’s complete! Not even a scratch! It says “Corning Ware” on the bottom, along with the fact it was made in the USA. It’s old, but not too old because it also says it is microwave safe and that wasn’t popular until the 1970s. At first, I thought it was one of my mom’s set, but her set looks like this:

So it’s not from her set. We have no idea how it got buried in our backyard, but whatever the case, it’s beautiful and I like it!

And one of the last exciting things I found – a horseshoe! I’m fairly sure it came from a set of playing horseshoes because it has “Champs” stamped on it. And dad said it looked like his old set. XD He also told me I might find the stob out there. If I do, I guess I’ll practice my horseshoe throwing skills!

Warning Signs

A year ago, I got glasses for the first time.

I started experiencing headaches. They were mild at first and I thought they were sinus headaches because I get allergies, but this just didn’t go away. I began to get paranoid about what was causing it. Something serious or not?

I knew I couldn’t see long distances well. I hadn’t for as long as I can remember. But I was fine with closer up stuff. Or so I thought…

The change was so gradual that I didn’t realize how bad my eyes were. When I got glasses, I was amazed at how clear EVERYTHING was. Close up and far off. Now, without my glasses, I still get a headache in short order, and I can see why because of how blurry everything is.

I still ponder this at times when I take off my glasses and look around. Were my eyes THAT blurry before glasses and I just didn’t notice or have my eyes adjusted to the glasses and therefore, aren’t working as hard to focus which makes everything seem blurrier than I remember?

I don’t know for sure.

But I do know that sin can work the same way. Everything seemed great before, but then, little warning signs start to appear. A small headache, nah, it’ll go away if I ignore it. A little eye twitching, nah, it’ll be fine in time. But then the red flags get bigger and bigger until it can’t be ignored anymore.

And when the spiritual glasses are put on, suddenly everything is crystal clear. Those warning signs shouldn’t have been ignored. And the sin is seen for what it is. SIN.

And those painful little warning signs that were uncomfortable and stung a little was actually damage being done to the soul. It won’t go away. Sin has to be dealt with the same way.

And stopping sin is like putting on glasses for the first time and wearing them everywhere when not used to it. **It can make a person sick for a while. But sin is sin, it’s not something to slowly back away from (depending on what it is. For me and my gaming, I would be like, I’ll play it less today than yesterday and that will be fine. But I had no self-control and would end up playing for hours. Playing for 2 hours instead of 3 was still not good). I like how Brandon worded it – stop struggling with your sin and KILL IT.

We need to stop ignoring the warning signs and put on those spiritual glasses!


(**On an unrelated note, for me when I first put on my glasses, I ended up with an upset stomach like motion sickness. It shocked my whole system on the first day. The lady told me if it was my first time getting glasses, it might be a good idea to wait until the next morning and put them on first thing so the eyes will be rested and can get used to it. But I was so excited to see everything that I didn’t heed her warning. So I paid the consequences. ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ)