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Joseph Stewart State Park

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Joseph Stewart State Park, Set 8: So Much Treasure!! (+12 insets!)

Joseph Stewart State Park, Set 8: So Much Treasure!! (+12 insets!)
(+12 insets!) (Please scroll down to Today's Pictures for inset information)

OMG My Eyes! Turn Off the Light!
I was awoken this morning to the lights blazing overhead and the beep of power coming on in the house. In my bleary state I thought to myself, "Oh wow, we must have had a power outage." At the same time I was happy that the power was restored before we got up. We'd had a wind advisory last night, though it wasn't windy enough that we noticed. I guess it depended on where you were because the power lines came down somewhere.

Starting the Day with Pumpkin
Though I was so rudely awoken, it was a good time to get up, so up I popped! Pumpkin and I started our day as usual--she supervising my shower and laughing at me--and we whistled together as I dressed. While I prepared her cage she checked out the extremely interesting space between the bureau and the wall where I'd set her down, turning her head to peer with one eye into the dark abyss that so fascinated her. The funny gronking sounds she made to express her opinion made me laugh, and she followed suit, which made me laugh even more. What a silly bird, and how I love her! :)

Downstairs in the kitchen, I deposited Pumpkin onto her custom perch that Steve made--complete with food and water cups--where she enjoyed nibbling on warm, moistened seed-filled bread. While she looked out the kitchen window with great interest, she kept an eye on my activities as any proper supervisor should do. Whistling back and forth, laughing together and making silly sound effects, I made my coffee and got her food bowl ready. She's had this healthy blend for the nearly 20 years of her life with us since she was just 6 months old--a mixture of carrots, celery, bell pepper, corn and apple, topped with wheat berries, red pepper flakes, another piece of bread and a pecan--her glowing feathers and excellent health show that we're doing something right! :) Nothing but the best for our darling feathered child!

Soon we returned upstairs so she could have her breakfast. Apparently I wasn't moving fast enough because she strained towards her cage as we approached and hopped off my finger to turn and dance back and forth as I put her food cup in place and closed her cage door. I smiled as she gronked in happiness and dove into her food. What a doll.

Before I left the room I opened my laptop to play a music playlist from YouTube that she seems to really enjoy--"Happy Hawaiian Music"...but wait...

No internet. Hmmm, that was a problem…without her music, Pumpkin gets very fussy and yells very loudly to let us know that her tunes aren't playing. I checked the network and…yep. No dice. What was going on, I wondered.

Solving the Mystery of No Internet
Wandering into our game room, I noticed our router and modems were off…no power anywhere. Flipping the switch on the power strip didn't do a thing. My computer was on though, but I had no internet. Odd. I wondered if the fuse had popped and some of our devices were on that one? I went to the basement to check the fuse box. Everything was fine there.

The last thing I wanted to do was wake up Steve for his assistance but if I didn't, Pumpkin would soon start yelling, which would wake him up in a much less-pleasant way. Cringing inwardly, I opened the door to Steve's bedroom (we sleep separately because he snores and we finally realized it was the best solution so we could get a good night's sleep) and gently roused him. I was relieved that he didn't mind the wake-up as he wanted to start his day anyway. He confirmed the internet situation and was soon in the game room to investigate.

Peering at our computer setups, he saw the answer and said, "Two of the three UPS's (Uninterruptible power supply and surge suppressor) are off…must have happened with the power outage." He pressed the power buttons on each of them and they beeped and whirred back to life. A few moments later, everything was back to normal and Life Could Resume! :D

Today's Pictures
This is my last set from Joseph Stewart State Park--my second set of pictures from my metal-detecting adventure, along with my other treasures from home. My main picture is a bit of a mystery because I'm not exactly sure what it is. Could be the button on a shirt, the closure at the top of a child's pants, or maybe even an earring. There's a little hollow post centered in the back and I cannot figure out what it might be. Pretty though and a fine metal detecting prize to share today!

Insets include the other finds at the park--four recent pennies, a gloriously rusty tack,a buckshot ball used with a shotgun which I processed like a planet, and a broken zipper pull that I found buried near our trailer. The pictures I'm sharing from finds at home include plenty of fun prizes! Another view of the Winchester 300 casing, a Hamm's beer can advertising the exciting aluminum can, a bent fence-keeper wire, the largest piece of shrapnel I've found, care of Camp White, a spoon found in the dirt next to our road, a pair of dimes, four bottle caps found at a rest stop at Rogue River, and finally, a motorcycle chain rusted into position!

Pam, thank you for the lovely prize you mailed to me…it arrived yesterday and both Steve and I were very touched by your festive gesture. :) Here's hoping that Santa brings you something wonderful towards your recovery! *BIG HUGS on this COLD DAY* from Janet and Steve!

Explored on 12/06/19; highest placement #13.

Sami Serola, niraK68, ROL/Photo, Fred Fouarge and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo

37 comments - The latest ones
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
Great finds and a nice collection of bottle caps! But my FAV is "Twisted fence post wire keeper". A really great presentation!
8 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
un vrai trésor de photos !!
8 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et reflets avec notes. Nicole.
8 months ago.
JOLIES **********
8 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful series - and lots of treasures.
Your main pic is for sure a medieval Viking button - try detecting again, maybe you will find his sword too ;-)
8 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Impeccable Et GRANDIOSE ❤❤
Bon week-end
8 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome series!

Admired in:
8 months ago.
RHH club
No question this time which I like best. Your lead photo is wonderful and a bit of mystery. My guess would be a piece of jewelry with a real diamond in it. Now you can pay for your new RV in one fell swoop and still have money left over to travel for the rest of your life. Wonderful what you can find with a metal detector. Loved all the photos and as i told you before it makes me want to get one.

The spelling error in this morning's post was due to the fact that I was working without my reading glasses. I'd left them in the bedroom and didn't want to disturb Nancy who was still sleeping. There are probably more mistakes and I'll have to go back and check. Without the glasses I can tell I'm typing letters but I can't see which.

The visit to Yellowstone in May was the most productive in terms of wildlife that we've ever had. Saw a wolf close up, Sandhill Cranes and Coyotes for the first time in the park, though we've seen both elsewhere. Have some photos of a Coyote stalking a pair of Cranes, though with very little success. He was pretending, I think, that he was after something else, but the Cranes kept just afar enough away.

We got out late morning to Manito City Park, a great place for photos at any time and one of the most beautiful city parks I've ever seen. Didn't really think there would be much to see and photograph, but I should have known better. Spent nearly a half hour photographing the back on just one tree along with all sorts of other neat things.

I know what you are saying about wolves and how faddish anything to do with them can be, but it was exciting to see one close up. We've seen them at a distance in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone, but never close and this one sat for quite a while before finally getting up and moving away. Beautiful animal and I thought at first it was a large dog.

As to reading I'm reading a book right now about the huge benefits of reading to children regularly. My father read to us every chance he got and I always read to our children and they now do the same with theirs. Apparently it affects every area of their lives and puts them way ahead of other kids. Interesting, too, is the fact that studies have shown screen time to have the opposite effect of being read to.

I've read different books twenty or thirty times and have no problem rereading things I read as kid. Sci-fi, history, fantasy, science, biography - don't care much what as long as it's well written. Still read to the grandkids, too, when they are around. Reading them The Pushcart War and The Mouse that Roared right now. Can remember reading to Edward who couldn't sit still but sometimes when we got to a really good part of the book he'd be draped in the last impossible position but frozen there as he listened. I was still reading to him when he was in Junior High.

Read a book about the Wilder family recently and about how she glosses over Pa and Ma's faults in the book. Pa was a bit footloose and had trouble holding a job, but that doesn't take away from the charm of the books which I had read to me in third or fourth grade.

Had to finish getting a curry ready for supper and have to go to a band concert (grandson) tonight. I'm sure it will be rather dissonant but we'll enjoy it since he's in the band. He actually has a lot of musical talent but the band is a bit of a fly-by-night affair.

I'm off.
8 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Excelente trabajo.
8 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Por esta vez doy preferencia al fondo, porque me he deleitado conociendo que tienes una variedad de fondos que en general combinan bien con la imagen principal; alguno incluso proyecta sus reflejos maravillosamente.
8 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Apart from the photos, (which, of course, I enjoy) I love your( kind of )diary and RHH's reply to yours. So much more than just photos. Thanks!
8 months ago.
uwschu club
Möchte das gerne mal sehen, wie du mit dem Metalldetektor durch die Parkanlagen saust und deine Schätze suchst.
Das Hauptbild finde ich sehr schön, die Spiegelung dazu, wirkt etwas geheimnsvoll. Ja, könnte ein Knopf sein, das hintere Ende kann ich nur erahnen.
Schöne Serie, Janet
8 months ago.
 Pam J
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8 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Belle macro
ça doit être passionnant de faire ces recherches
8 months ago.
Berny club
wonderful details, very well photographed!
8 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un petit rien qui fait une belle photo
Passez un tout bon WE Janet amitiés Josiane
8 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful images and a very interesting information.
8 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fine close-up in beautiful light, Janet ! And an interesting text !
8 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Jetzt bist du unter den Archäologen gelandet - und was für interessante Dinge du da ausgegraben und wunderschön fotografiert hast: besonders witzig die Rückseite der Patronenhülse mit dem langen Schatten!
8 months ago.
Jean club
A wonderful selection of finds. Your photographs have done them proud. I too like the twisted fence post keeper. I love when a photograph shows something most of us wouldn't notice and makes it special.
8 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Great series Janet, and thanks for the lovely story about Pumpkin.
Have a great Saturday all of you ;-)
7 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Hi Janet. Love the main image...........and I just got side-tracked for around 30 minutes Googling stuff. My best guess is a craft stud of some sort (the type you've use to customise a leather or demin jacket maybe) or more likely the remains of a pair of men's cufflinks. I can't find an exact match but googling vintage cufflinks brings up a myriad of similar designs. Food for thought anyway!

I love your treasure trove in the insets...........all beautifully captured and presented but a few really caught my eye: Firstly the fence wire keeper - I love the colour and shape and the background is fantastic. Also the rusted motor cycle chain - for pretty much the same reasons! Finally, my favourite, the bottle tops - amazing shapes and earthy colours and fabulous detail. The texture you've used is really lovely!

I loved your "starting the day with Pumpkin" narrative............it really made me smile and I'm pleased that Steve solved the internet problems quickly so she could have her music :-))
7 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
You've made rich prey and fantastic shots!
7 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Your metal series looks great, Janet. You present your treasures very well. The button at the main picture shines wonderful against the dark background. The found objects in the insets are interesting. Most I like the bottlecaps, the twistet wire keeper and the buckshot ball
7 months ago.
protox club
Der marode Charm des Vergänglichen zeichnet diese Serie aus,
7 months ago.
Reyk club
Was man so alles finden kann, wenn man nur genau hinsieht.
Eine beeindruckende kleine Sammlung.
7 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh you really are enjoying your metal detector aren't you? You've found some lovely items, I do like the main image - especially with the stone in the middle. I should think you'll have a great time with it when you visit other places. Who's the man on the coins? I know it's Abraham Lincoln on the first ones. I've only really known our Queen on the front of our coins.

I also love your musings of your life with Pumpkin. She's 20 years old? Wow - how long do they normally live for? You have such a wonderful relationship with her.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
so interesting
7 months ago.
cammino club
One close-up is nicer than the other. All objects are perfectly presented!
7 months ago.
Ruebenkraut club
a wonderful collection of rusty things
7 months ago.
polytropos club
Very interesting things one can find in a State Park! I'm interested in the bicycle chain! ;-))
7 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
de beaux objets***************
7 months ago.
Esther club
You are a real treasure hunter. The objects are beautifully photographed, even the garbage.
7 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Fantastic work!
7 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Very original
7 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Art! =)
7 months ago.
HaarFager club
That's a lot of interesting "junk" you've found there!
5 months ago.

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