Restful Day

8/25/13 Sunday at Williamsfield, OH (Pymatuning Adventure Resort-ROD)

Ah, beautiful day, so we slept in a bit, then we made our big batch of pancakes (freezing the extras for microwaving later). John got a project he didn’t ask for: the front door wouldn’t open without a struggle. Leaving the rig and entering. His great mechanical skills/mind got busy and voila, he solved the issue. Where the screen door latches into the door jamb was not working. The catch on the screen door worked fine when you were only dealing with the screen door. When you pulled the big handle to open the big door, it wouldn’t pull the screen door catch properly. So he moved the catch on the big door, so it would operate the screen door catch correctly. We both read some and I worked on the blog. Right after lunch we went to a Giant Eagle in Greenville, PA. The GPS took us 5 miles beyond our destination. We think John’s finger slipped on the street name. Once he put the correct info in, it took us back over the road we’d just traveled, then on to the right spot! Getting home went just fine. For the afternoon, I found a spot of shade and read while John stayed in the rig and watched golf.

You know, I think Pennsylvania is more hilly, with all those green spaces and trees, than farmland Ohio (also chuck full of green spaces and trees).  Everyone, even in the city, seems to have really large lawns, to the extent that they almost all have riding lawn mowers-in both states.

After supper we had fun talking to Justin (even some time with Lily). Then I insisted that we take a walk around the campground, at the end of which we settled into good conversation with Don and Linda. Back to home as it got dark.



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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