Sunshine and Corn Fest Fun

8/10/13 Saturday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

First thing: we slept in. Second thing: when I stepped out of Miss Zanzibar, a V formation of Canadian geese (honking) flew just over the rig, that low. So cool. Third thing: I gathered items that we haven’t used all this time in our rig, then took them to Karen, to include in her yard sale table, at the Corn Fest vendor site, just before 10 am, when it opened. Fourth thing: John and I hung out with the vendors for much of the morning, then came home for a small lunch because the big Corn Fest dinner will be at 4 pm. I worked on the blog as John pursued camping thoughts on his spreadsheets until 2 pm, when we headed to the Pavilion for ice cream. Guess what – they decided to start selling the pulled pork dinners NOW, instead of at 4 pm. We met Karen and Sherie who were thinking about having their dinner later, but decided to join us. We enjoyed watching the Canadian Geese taking their baths in the pond while they put away their yard sale stuff. We all thought that the  dinner was wonderful, which included roasted corn, of course. Sherie had just eaten a big lunch, so she settled for only the ice cream. John & I managed to have our ice cream after our dinner.

This has been such a gorgeous sunny day. Perfect for just enjoying, hanging out. Unfortunately, I felt duty bound to go to the lodge and work on the blog for yesterday. With all the photos and exceedingly slow Internet service it took until 6:30 pm! I swear my time is worth paying monthly for a Verizon Internet connection. I may start some quiet, regular hinting to John of this desire. John watched golf at home while I slaved at the lodge, eating the free popcorn that was there. While there I heard that they would continue selling the pulled pork dinners, even until the band (Castaways) comes to play at 7 pm.

So at 6:30 pm I hustled up the the coach to return my laptop and John & I walked to the Pavilion, where the band will pay and dinner was being served. We each had another sandwich and roasted corn. Yum! Karen, Sherie, Marie and Bill soon joined us as the band set up. They play 60s, 70s, 80s music, very well. Beautiful music, wonderful singing (the lead singer would dash off to play basketball with the kids in the middle of a song-when it was an instrumental part-then dash back in time for his part. Lots of dancing for all. Best night ever. Walked home under the stars.

This day was just like Louis Armstrong sang: “..Oh what a wonderful world”

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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