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Gold Country

I live in the California Mother Lode which is famous for it's gold mining lore. However, I think my idea of golden riches is somewhat out of sync with our county historians. The historian oozes on and on about miners and gold diggins; gold pans and picks; sluice boxes and dredgers, all of which are supposed to end in the ultimate payoff of poke sacks and gold nuggets. To me, the true mother lode, is a dreamy afternoon on a small pond with the sunlight cascading across the water like strands of gold being spun from a spinning wheel.

 

Bonus points if you can find the goose that lays the golden egg.

 

Nevada City, CA

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Taken on November 13, 2013