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Man Spends 6 Months Panning for Gold in Freezing Scottish Rivers to Create Wedding and Engagement Rings

He worked day and night in freezing cold streams around the mountains of Scotland.
John Greenwood was looking for gold because for one sole reason – to make engagement and wedding rings for his sweetheart from the a huge number of dusty specks of valuable gold he was gathering.

It was an unadulterated work of adoration. Also today, as he came back with his pleased new lady from a Caribbean wedding service, it was clear it had all panned out perfectly!
John invested hours over months prospecting spots of gold.

  • Utilized a typical gold pan, trowel, scoop and rake to gather chunks
  • Gathered in excess of 100G of the uncommon Scottish gold, which is 22 carat pure
  • Had an interesting engagement ring cast for life partner Morag
  • Mined further gold to make their matching interesting wedding rings
  • Traded them in wedding on the island of Antigua, in the West Indies

Discovering the ideal engagement ring is a genuine undertaking for any man, yet few would think to begin in a solidifying frosty waterway.

Sentimental John Greenwood knew only the best would do – so he invested months prospecting to shape into an extraordinary image of his adoration.

John, 46, from Crieff, Perthshire, gathered a large number of modest bits before getting a goldsmith to cast them into an engagement ring.

1 article-2082563-0F57D1C700000578-115_468x388The Amazing Golden Couple: John proposed to Morag on
Christmas Day at the beautiful Gleaneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
2 article-2082563-0F57D1D300000578-520_468x459Special: The result of John’s hard work was cast by
Goldsmith Gift Logan, from Campbeltown, Argyll
Morag’s engagement ring, like the wedding rings,
was hallmarked basically as ‘Scottish gold’ in light of the
fact that gold from that region is so uncommon.

His sweetheart Morag Shearer, 40, was dumbfounded when he introduced it to her on Christmas Day – and instantly said yes to his proposal.

John said of his mission: ‘I’ve been unimaginably fortunate to discover such a great amount of gold to make a ring, yet I was out there consistently and in the nighttimes before it got dull in solidifying frosty water. I unquestionably put a great deal of exertion in.’

He and Morag, a physiotherapist, have been as one for three years and are currently situated to settle a date for their wedding.

3 article-2082563-0F57D1E700000578-983_468x348Dedicated: John Greenwood overcame frosty waters and face smacking winds
for six months to gather enough gold for an engagement ring.
Gold masters say John must have the Midas touch,
after he gathered 34 grams in a couple of months
4 article-2082563-0F57D1CB00000578-156_468x347Too Much Gold: John gathered so much gold that there will be
bounty left over to make the couple’s wedding groups.

Gold masters say John must have the Midas touch, after he gathered 34 grams – which could be worth up to £12,000 – in simply a couple of months.
They say devoted gold panners can use a lifetime searching for gold and never get that much.
‘Everybody says I must have beginner’s luck. I’ve always been interested in the idea of gold panning but I never actually did it until 18 months ago,,’ said John.
‘I started in September and by December I had 34 grams, which is a huge amount.
‘Some days I’d be camping next to the river and I’d start as soon as the sun was up and
carry on for 14 or 15 hours a day.’
He utilized a simple gold pan, trowel, scoop and rake to gather pieces, dust and tiny nuggets.

a 1412061716833_wps_1_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAJohn and Morag in the wake of having traded their unique rings at their Antigua wedding.
b 1412062151100_wps_7_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAAltogether, John used in excess of a year and a half meticulously
prospecting specks of gold in the slopes.
He utilized a straightforward gold pan, trowel, scoop and rake
to gather pieces, chips and modest bits.

Mr. Greenwood and Morag Shearer got married when the explosives professional slipped a delightfully created band on his fiancee’s finger, and she put a matching ring on his.

The man with the Midas touch (also an uncommon sentimental streak) thought once more on his time knee-profound in the upper scopes of Good country streams and announced: ‘I put a ton of exertion into it . . . anyway it was worth the trouble.’

Mr. Greenwood needed to pop the inquiry with an extraordinary ring. Not for him, in any case, the tightwad trap of sawing off a bit of copper pipe, or popping to Argos.

Amid three months from September 2011, furnished with simply a trowel, scoop, rake and container, he quietly tried for gold – and developed a victory!

c 1412062532817_wps_9_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAJohn required to gather much more gold than was utilized as a part of the completed the process of ring
to permit the gem specialist to soften and cast it.n needed to
collect far more gold than was used in the finished ring,
to allow the jeweler to melt and cast it.
d 1412062526934_wps_8_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAJohn just paid £500 for a diamond setter to cast the
gathered gold into the custom designed rings
e 1412063237073_wps_15_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAThe minute little separate specks of dusty gold John had
gathered must be melted at high temperatures
together before being cast into rings.
f 1412063046327_Image_galleryImage_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAHis Scottish Gold has an purity of, give or take, 22+ carats and an altogether more
noteworthy quality than the gold business sector worth on account of its irregularity.

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Special Moment Caught On Camera
Morag wearing both her wedding and
engagement rings with John in his wedding band.

 

GOLD TREASURE IS  HIDDEN IN THE SCOTTISH HILLS

There IS gold in them there hills –lucky miners have been procuring its rewards for a considerable length of time.
The 1st known disclosure was made in 1239. In 1818, a solitary extensive piece found in Sutherland was made into a ring, still claimed by the neighborhood Duke’s family.

Today some occasion firms offer prospecting occasions, however few strike it rich. A pro site shows pieces totaling 200G – the aftereffect of five years’ panning.

On the other hand, Scottish gold is extremely unadulterated, no less than 22 carats.
Completely unadulterated gold is appraised 24-carat. In this structure, it is delicate, so most great quality adornments is produced using harder 18-carat gold.

Normal 22-carat gold is esteemed at £20 to £22 for every gram at current costs – making the pieces and chunks Mr Greenwood discovered worth well over £2,000.

Not the greater part of his pull went into the rings themselves. A certain measure of overabundance crude material was required so gem specialist Mr. Logan could cast them effectively.

h 1412063340620_wps_16_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAThe pair traded rings in a fantasy wedding
on the heavenly island of Antigua, in the West Indies.
I 1412063358585_wps_17_FROM_JOHN_JEFFAY_AT_CASCAThe couple married in Antigua on
Thursday, September 25 2014
with a little gathering of close friends and relatives.

Photograph Credit: http://www.nationalgeographic.com

~AneurisM ☠

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Meet Some of the Luckiest and Most Beautiful Dogs in the World!

 

Kenzi

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Kenzi came to Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin & San Antonio from San Antonio as an abuse/neglect case.
Her transformation shows what some tender loving care and soothing baths. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

Ellen

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Trio Animal Foundation went and picked up a
clump of matted fur from an open access shelter.
The fur on poor Ellen’s legs was so heavy that it was starting to rip out at the root.
2 pounds of it was shaved away.
Now this 2-year-old girl is ready for her new life to begin.
(Image credits: Trio Animal Foundation)

 

Little Betty

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Little Betty was abandoned by her owners. Once ashamed by her appearance,
she is now ready for a new home. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

Rasta

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This poor guy was found in the streets of Montreal looking so
filthy that it was hard to tell that he was actually a dog.
He could barely move underneath all his matted hair.
But look how charming he seems after his cleanup!
(Image credits: Quebec Society for Protection Of Animals)

 

Miley

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Miley was found living in a trash pile,
severely injured and barely able to walk.
Now Miley is happy and healthy,
living in a new home with her new family.
(Image credits: Frank Bruynbroek)

 

Woody

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Woody was dumped on the streets after his owner passed away.
He hid for months and wouldn’t let anyone near him.
The rescuers soon realized that the dog was blind in one eye.
Despite his fear, he surrendered to the rescuers’ gentle touch.
(Image Credits: Hope For Paws)

 

Dolly

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One woman spotted this little poodle eating from a trash can in Los Angeles.
She reached out toHope For Paws, which helped the little girl become fluffy
and charming again, removing 10 pounds of fur from the 15-pound pooch.
(Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

Theo

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Theo’s owners moved away and left the
poor creature to live on the streets, where he s
pent about a year until Hope For Paws came to rescue him.
(Image credits: Annie Hart)

 

Cedar

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Cedar was named after the Golf Course close to
where he was waiting to be picked-up by someone.
He was hairless from stress, with bones poking through his skin.
Since then, Cedar has found a great home with good care, where he fits right in.
(Image Credits: Paaws Antigua)

 

Olivia

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This is Olivia on the day she was taken from an animal shelter
by her current owner and one year after.
What a difference a year makes. (Source: imgur)

 

Shrek

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Shrek was found barely moving, with legs covered in sores and fur caked with mud.
After his excess hair was removed and his wounds were cared for,
he was discovered to be a 6-year-old malti-poo dog
that had been raised at a puppy mill.
Soon Shrek found a loving home. (Image Credits: Park Road Veterinary Clinic)

 

Treasure

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Treasure, a 2-year-old female purebred miniature poodle,
was severely neglected before being spotted by a passing motorist who
brought her to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.
Because of her matted, thick, and dirty hair, she couldn’t even walk anymore,
until a visit to the vet made the beautiful Treasure emerge again.
 (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

Alana

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Alana was surrendered to the shelter severely matted and dirty,
hardly recognizable as a dog.
To give vaccinations it was mandatory to shave her completely,
which revealed her being much younger than initially thought.
The sweet little dog found her forever home. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

Boo

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Boo was brought to the CARES
Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter in Florida
after being found on the side of the road, soaking wet and stinking of urine.
After being cleaned up and groomed,
she weighted only 2,8 pounds and looked adorable.
(Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

Iggy

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This poor guy was found barely alive in Mexico with a horrible eye infection.
Someone uploaded a picture of him to Facebook, sharing his story.
People were touched and donated money to
transport the guy into the U.S. and treat his injury.
Now it is hard to keep Iggy still –
all he wants is to run around and play with everyone.
(Image credits: Eldad Hagar)

 

Vita

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A man found Vita, starving and close to death,
in a junkyard in the Los Angeles area.
She weighed only 70 pounds.
The rescuers spent months helping her rehabilitate with
good veterinary care, grooming and a proper diet,
and now she’s a new dog. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)

 

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A five-year-old boy and his grandmother have escaped serious injury after they were run over by a car in Brazil.

Vilma Teodoro do Nascimento and her grandson Joao Pedro were caught in the path of a white Volkswagen after it was smashed into by an out-of-control Chevrolet at a crossroads in a town in Goias.
Teodoro said: “I saw them, those two (cars) hit each other over there, I tried to get out of the way but there wasn’t the time. When that white car ran over my back I didn’t see anything else.”
Joao Pedro put his survival down to devine intervention.
“I was hurt here, here…and on the ear,” the boy said, adding: “It was a miracle from God.”

[Yahoo] Published on Jan 24, 2014

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Talk about luck!!!

While a close call may not seem like a fail, this ultimate close call compilation shows how that close call can still turn into a hilarious fail!
Your heart will be pounding as you see a couple of inches could have made these fails a lot worse!


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To this day some people still do not consider graffiti a form of art,

but think it is a crime.

Street art is visual art created in public places.
For the most part it is unsanctioned artwork that goes outside of the traditional context of art venues being executed in outdoor locations.

The term Street Art became popular during the early 1980′s when graffiti was booming.
Looking at these pictures I find it hard to say this is vandalism.

 

One very well know artist is Banksy. He is a UK based graffiti artist, film director, political activist, and painter.

One very well know artist is Banksy. He is a UK based graffiti artist, film director, political activist, and painter.

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This one adds a little greenery in an urban setting.

This one adds a little greenery in an urban setting.

 

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Slogans of protest and political or social commentary graffitied onto public walls are the precursor to modern graffiti and street art, and continue as one aspect of the genre.

Slogans of protest and political or social commentary graffitied onto public walls are the precursor to modern graffiti and street art, and continue as one aspect of the genre.

 

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 Some street artists have even earned international attention for their work and have made a full transition from street art into the mainstream art world.


Some street artists have even earned international attention for their work and have made a full transition from street art into the mainstream art world.

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Street art exists worldwide.

Street art exists worldwide.

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The terms “urban art”, “post-graffiti”, “urban art” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts.

The terms “urban art”, “post-graffiti”, “urban art” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts.

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 Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.

Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.

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Artists who pick the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public, free from perceived confines of the formal art world.

Artists who pick the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public, free from perceived confines of the formal art world.

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Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”.

Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”.

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Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention. They have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.

Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention. They have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.

 

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Some street artists use “smart vandalism” to raise awareness of social and political issues. Other street artists see urban space as an untapped format for personal artwork, while others may appreciate the challenges and risks that are associated with installing illicit artwork in public places.

A universal motive of most, if not all street art, is that adapting visual artwork into a format which utilizes public space allows artists who may otherwise feel disenfranchised to reach a much broader audience than traditional artwork and galleries generally allow.

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1. Lower your standards for cleanliness and order.

2. Did that? Lower them even more.

3. Your house will never look like a magazine spread, period. Embrace that.

4. No matter how many baskets you buy to contain toys, they will always be visible. Embrace the Toys ‘R Us/ frat house-chic decor….

5. You can never have too many Popsicle in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple Popsicle?

6. If you can’t change them, change your perspective. For example I read recently – probably on Satan’s website Pinterest – that toothpaste is great for cleaning things like faucets. So now when I go into the bathroom every day and see toothpaste splatter all over the bathroom faucet I think about how my children have done half the chore of cleaning for me. How considerate of them! Then I wipe it off while cursing.

7. Those chores that no one ever wants to do. Decide if you would rather do it yourself, badger your child to it, or let it go. If you are confused about what to do, see Number 1 on this list.

8. No one cares what is stuffed under your child’s bed, why should you. Unless it is old food. In that case, you should get a dog.

9. If you have boys, your bathroom will always faintly stink like pee. Invest in some Febreeze and count down the days until they move out and you can go visit them and pee on their bathroom floor.

10. Don’t buy white furniture. Unless you enjoy screaming at your children every time they go near it.

11. However bad a situation might seem, one day it will be funny. I have a few for which I am eagerly awaiting for the funny to kick in. Any time now….

12. When your child is a young teen there will be nothing more embarrassing than your very existence. Use this to your advantage. Start planning early.

13. Do not paint any walls in your house with flat paint.

14. Be okay with letting your kids stumble sometimes. Whether that is turning in an assignment late because they didn’t do it or wearing an outfit so hideous you have trouble looking at them without laughing.

15. Noise cancelling headphones are great for blocking out whining, bickering and the endless episodes of Sponge Bob.

16. Socks do not have to match. Every day is Crazy Sock Day at my house, which is infinitely better than Crazy Mom Day.

17. The crayons will break and it is okay to throw them away rather then save them to make some sort of craft that involves the hair dryer. In fact, I give you permission to not feel guilty about all the crafts you know you will never do.

18. Your children will not die from eating the occasional hot dog or frozen pizza. And by occasional I mean more than you are really willing to admit.

19. If your children are driving you crazy arguing with each other, start an argument with them. Then your children will bond over their mutual hatred of you and be quiet.

20. Children do not appreciate top sheets or high thread counts. Buy neither.

21. Homework time is the worst time of the day. Help your kids and yourself by having a designated time and a quiet place to do homework. Preferably in a neighbor’s home.

22. Just say No to ironing.

23. Last, but not least, some chocolate and some really bad TV makes everything seem a little better.

 

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Awesome French TV Promo…

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These are AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS taken by DRONES from ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!

2. The clear, almost hypnotic water at Crystal Bay Beach (Koh Samui, Thailand).
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3. The active Halemaumau Crater in the Kilauea Caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii).
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4. A swath of dead trees (Baima, China).
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5. Niagra Falls (Canada).
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6. Golf course at Nataloda Bay (Denarau, Fiji).
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drone-pictures287. A beautiful sunset over a field of crops (Chester, United Kingdom).
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drone-pictures118. An eagle flying over the coast (Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia).
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drone-pictures9. The Goleta Coastline (California).
Source: Dronestagramdrone-pictures1310. This is what the perfect countryside looks like (Le Lavaux, Switzerland).
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drone-pictures2211. The sun setting behind the Keyhole Arch at Pfeiffer Beach (Big Sur, California).
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drone-pictures2312. The border between Tijuana and San Diego (San Diego, California).
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DCIM100MEDIA13. A flock of vultures scour the countryside for food (Ronda, Spain).
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All of Gritta Götz’s dogs (wheel cart bound or not) love playing fetch.