It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Friday, March 1, 2013

Gold is where you find it.

This is my spot.
And nobody better touch it.

Except, of course, the Prospector, who helps me dig, as we try to find the illusive Mother Lode.
It's here somewhere. We just have to move some rocks, classify and pan our little hearts out.

Yea, it was a busy day yesterday.


OK. We didn't move this much rock. It was already there. Dug out for a pond on private property.  But we would have if we could have.Where's a dredge when you need one? Ask a lawyer in the city. Ask the state of California who put a stop to dredging operations... big or small.
 Don't argue with me on this one. We are fighting the good fight.


5 comments:

Tina Dawn said...

I love to pan, and should try it around here sometime. Good luck finding gold! Love T

Brian Miller said...

smiles...cant wait for the post that shows a big ole nugget...smiles.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I was trying to comment on the 'river' post but for some reason there was no comment form...anyway...yes, water! Precious and precocious...we have so much rain right now I will try to send the cloud gods messages to come your way! That beach would be amazing if you had it all to yourself in the hot months hey?
I love the thought of the very bones of the earth...lovely!

Madeline's Album said...

The one and only time I tried panning for gold the only thing I got was a bad sun burn. I have a friend in Sierra City who pans and has found some nuggets. Hope you and your husband hit the big lode. Have a blessed day. Madeline

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Now that must be a relaxing operation! That's a beautiful location.