On the weekend a group of prospectors, worked a creek, was gold found. Of course. Was much said about it later… strangely no. All hush, hush. Big finds, keep everybody quite. Don’t want to come back, and find someone else in your spot.
I started the day digging on one side of the creek, dug all the way to the bedrock, nothing. Not one tiny piece of gold. Mid morning arrives, the other prospectors are finding gold, but not me. Happens sometimes.
The question is, do you stop digging where you are, or keep going. The answer is, you inform everyone within ear shot, that there is no gold in that hole. That way you can come back to it later, without worrying about some one else going to it. After completing the former sentence, loudly and often, I changed sides of the creek.
Immediate success. That’s all that was wrong, I turned left, instead of right. I’ll pay more attention next time. Best thing to do is enjoy yourself. In the country, good friends, good times, good gold.
Sorry about the shaky photo, best out of twelve pictures.