Quiet Day Ending With Sunshine

10/14/13 Monday at Hillsville, VA (Lake Ridge RV Resort-PPA)

In the morning I slept in and cleaned house. John got his pre trip jobs done. It’s still spitting rain. After lunch I worked on the blog and got an appointment for EACH of us with a dentist in Florida. Dental Hygenist School Clinics are just too hard to contact as well as to get in because their times are limited to school hours (with summer and other breaks). The students have specific kinds of patients they can see, as well.

The sun came out later, so we took a walk around the campground. Good day of rest before we travel tomorrow – south to Lenoir, NC.

At supper time, the clouds parted and we had a full blue sky. Here is John barbecuing our pork chops.


As a finale, I made oatmeal granola bars.


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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2 Responses to Quiet Day Ending With Sunshine

  1. Rob says:

    enjoyed the “Parkway” pix. reminds me of my m/c trip from Portland to the Smokies. Rob

    • tjelser says:

      Wonderful, Rob. I didn’t realize you had taken a motorhome trip to the Smokies. Hope you are enjoying your trips now.

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