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™‚

Treasure Tuesday – 5/07/2019

I wrote this at the end of March and never posted it. Allergies (and I somehow managed to get poison ivy on my hands so I’ve been dealing with the rash for the past week and a half) are keeping me from doing much metal detecting at the moment, so enjoy these from March!

Most of my finds lately weren’t worth posting about. Fencing, aluminum foil, bottle cap, nails… I do have a few notable finds as seen in these photos:

I have no idea. My dad has no idea either. These triangles were all under the electric pole. We think it may have something to do with that. None are rusting or are in bad shape… I may have to find something artsy to do with them. And the one on the left reminds me of a hat. So I may have to make that happen. XD

However, I think the best “finds” weren’t metal. It was seeing God’s creation as winter ends. ๐Ÿ˜Š I didn’t just take a metal detector outside – I brought my camera too. Here are some of the other non-metal treasures:

If I had known there was what looks like a bird and two squirrels in this tree, I would have taken more photos of it. Happy accident. XD

This gem was waiting for me that morning.

I’m not sure what this is, but there is a lot of this grass stuff and it looked so orange from the morning sun. After this, I accidentally got it all over me. Turns out shaking it will cause it to fly everywhere like dandelions. Good thing I remembered my allergy medicine. XD

Dewdrops made everything sparkle.

Morning sun and a dying leaf? It sounded like it could make a decent photo so I went for it.

HUGE knotty tree! Didn’t find anything under it but the tree itself is pretty incredible.

This wood was such an odd find. The pattern was so strange I got a photo of it.

Wildflowers!

More wildflowers!

At the end of the hunt, this is what I ended up with.ย  Coax, clamp, metal ring, a metal pipe, and a spoon. I recognized the spoon. It went missing about 15 years ago. One of my dogs stole it and I never found it. Now I know why. They buried it. XD The best find I didn’t need the metal detector for…

Yup. This was sticking out of the ground. Interestingly, the seal doesn’t appear to be broken, so I guess the Coke inside just spewed out? But there is no residue from it. So weird. But it’s a cool glass bottle. I assumed it’s 1980’s or later because there is a faded barcode on it and bar codes didn’t become popular until the 1980s. XD And I was correct. I Googled it and found other bottles that are 1980’s vintage. Of course, those looked a LOT better than this one because they haven’t spent who knows how long buried. XD

(Thanks to T.R. Noble for making this for me! <3)

My December 2018 In Photos

I didn’t take as many photos in December, but the majority of the best ones I got were either of the sky and trees or of Jack.

The tree in the middle looks kind of knotty. I like the uniqueness of it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love the color of the sky. I wanted to silhouette stuff against that sky.

I played with angles a bit too. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve heard about clouds having a silver lining… but not a gold lining.

December was a great month for sunrises and sunsets. ๐Ÿ’œ

Two planes in the same shot! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Zoomed in on one plane and was surprised at how well it came out. ๐Ÿ˜


These two are from my iPod. ๐Ÿ˜Š (Tomorrow at 11 CST, I have aย  Caturday Saturday scheduled that are photos from December. These really fit with my December theme here, so this is just a taste. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

My mom likes snowmen, and Jack seems to like them too…

I think he thinks he is one. ๐Ÿคฃ

Sunrises Of The New Year

(Couldn’t sleep, so I’m posting this early. ๐Ÿ˜…) The first week of 2019 came in with colors. Several days were rainy, but the few that weren’t were amazing. I thought about waiting for the January In Photos post, but I decided I couldn’t wait that long to share these. I’m too excited. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, I didn’t compress these images as I usually do to save space –  want these to be in the best quality possible. So without further ado… I present the morning of the New Year.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.  (Psalm 19:1 NKJV)

The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. (Psalm 97:6 NKJV)

His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. (Habakkuk 3:3 NKJV)

O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! (Psalm 8:1 NKJV)


And a couple of shots of the foggy mornings after that:

โ€œI have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.โ€  (Isaiah 44:22 NASB)


And here is the morning of the 6th! It was the most incredible yet!

โ€œYours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.” (First Chronicles 29:11 NASB)

(I can’t help it, now I’m going to revert to giving some commentary.) I love the clouds here. Also, see that speck on the top of the tree in the center? I almost didn’t.

It was a bird! โ€œLook at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)

The clouds kept getting more amazing. Didn’t think I could like it any more than I already did, but it just kept getting better and better.

The name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19 NKJV)

And brighter and brighter! The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. (Revelation 21:23, NKJV) Just think – if the sky and heavens are this brilliant, how much more will the Creator of this masterpiece shine?!

Finally, with this photo, I stopped because I could tell the sun was close to breaking out, and I didn’t want to damage my camera’s lens.

How has your New Years been so far? ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Sonset And The Sonrise

And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third dayย He shall rise again. Luke 18:33

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.” Matthew 28:6-7

Can you imagine what it must have been like when He rose? For three days, He was in the tomb, dead. It appeared that this Man Who was called “The Son” had set. What dark days those must have been. But then, He rose and His Light shone again! What a glorious morning!

This is in response to Rise / Set. The photos were taken on different days. The first is a sunset, the second is the moon (which also rises and sets so I decided to include it in the photo challenge – and it also seemed to go with the theme of the dark days) and the last is a sunrise.

Happy Easter // Resurrection Day, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunrise

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Arkansas Sunrise

To the morning, the birds sing, โ€œHello!โ€
I open the shades and curtains to let in the light.
The ball of fire in the sky is so orange-yellow,
Rising over the trees; what a spectacular sight!

But also across the expanse, I see: blues,
Pinks, and purples splashed on the stratosphere.
God uses such vivid and expressive hues,
Leaving me breathless when I step outside to peer!

 

Hilariously enough, the Color Your World Challenge and The Daily Post both have shades of “yellow” for the prompt today. So I guess I am killing two birds with one stone here. ๐Ÿ˜‚

If the image looks familiar to you, it’s because I posted the edited image last September. This is the original. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’d like to thank Peggy for inspiring this; because of her, my brain connected “yellow” with “sunrise,” making this post possible. ๐Ÿ™‚