Sunday, February 07, 2010

Rainy day

Yesterday (Saturday) morning the skies were gray. In the afternoon we went to the grocery store and it began to rain and it rained all evening and during the night. This morning there are lots of clouds but the sun has been able to break through at times and the patches of blue sky have gotten increasingly larger.
Gold fever seems to be everywhere in this campground. It has been amazing to me at the number of folks that are into gold prospecting. It is hard work. They go wherever to dig up the sandy dirt, put it in 5 gallon buckets and then carry it to their vehicles, often up hills, and then bring it back to the campground. Then when they return to the campground they work with washing and panning to find small pieces of gold. In addition to the gold there is a black sand that as a by product has some value to it. The black sand is very heavy and contains other valuable metals that can be melted out.
There is a WiFi antenna on a building here at the campground that a woodpecker has taken a liking for. Most every morning it is common to hear and see this bird pecking away on the antenna. Don't know how many years it will take him to make a hole in that piece of metal.