(Sorry if you are getting this twice – it posted back in time AGAIN. I think I will have to break down and learn to use the new editor because the old one posts the time I created the draft instead of immediately like I told it to.)
Welcome to another week of Treasure Tuesday! 😁
Firstly, this just shows that junk is going to happen. Screws, bolts, washers, tin foil (I have a brand new hatred for tin foil this week… but this is last week AND the week before that, so I’ll try not to get ahead of myself.) Also, a shotgun shell. And a random strip of metal. And my mom’s old boiler. (I like to feed the opossums sometimes and someone took off with the old boiler. I found it in the middle of the woods. Weird. That thing is heavy for an opossum.) And lastly, one thing that I don’t have a clue what it is. To save from scrolling through the boring stuff, I made a gallery to log those finds and show the exciting stuff in full size. It gets more exciting, I promise. 😆
But I’m reminded to, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21) For me, it’s not about finding gold, though if that happened, I think I would pass out from the shock. It’s about the hunt, and the journey I go on, whether I find coins, gold, or random junk. 🙂
Here is the first exciting thing found. There was speculation. My friends and I had guesses. A superhero’s lost belt buckle? Gas cap off The Flash’s car? Etc.
Here is the backside of this find:
Sure didn’t look like a gas cap on that side though. However, my dad finally figured out what it really is:
It’s the decorative piece on a tire. 🤣
And this is the car it came off of. It’s my mom’s old car that she drove before I was even born. It’s a Manta Opel. (Not to be confused with Opal, which is a rock. I had a hard time finding this online thing because of that spelling error. Then I actually read it off the car. 😂) So this was the find of the week.
This is the find of the previous week:
I had to ask my dad what this was, and then explain what he just said into terms I could understand. 😆 It looked like a small motor to me, but he said it’s the thing that starts the motor. And it’s off a car from the 1940’s – 1970’s, and he has no idea how it got out in the middle of our woods… He said over the years, he’s had about three cars that had this part, but he obviously wasn’t fixing those in the middle of the woods. Therefore, our guess is that over 50 years ago, someone came out here and their car broke down. They had to replace that thing and they heaved it into the woods out of frustration on it breaking and stranding them in the middle of the woods. 🤣
Now, for a few things I found that were not metal…
Holes in trees! 😍
This is a closeup. There was water in inside it!
The area I was detecting in. 🙃
A split in another tree. (Close up of the one at the top of the post.)
This tree is HUGE. 😮
Another tree with a hole in it. 😅
An experimental shot up into that large tree. I like the silhouette of this one. 😊
Mushrooms, of course. Have to make sure I have at least one photo of mushrooms… 😂
And that sums up two weeks worth of metal detecting! 😊