Chilling Out

12/2/13 Monday at Yemassee, SC (The Oaks at Point South-TT/MA-John and Trish at Hilton Head Island)

We all slept in. After a leisurely time with breakfast we just sat around, chatting. By the time the sun burst forth, parting the clouds, we were trying to figure out our upcoming supper plans and throwing out thoughts of what we wanted to explore/see/do here. Then we realized they offer 3 scoops of ice cream with lots of toppings for $5 at 1 pm. It was now 11 am, so we went for a walk on the beach then scurried back for a quick lunch. Finally, ice cream. Yum-loads of toppings. Now we’re so full Marcia preferred to return to our condo to rest and the rest of us took off on a hunt for swimsuits for the guys.

Both had forgotten to bring their swimsuits from their RVs and needed something to hit the hot tub. Off the island the Tanger Outlets had nothing in the way of swimsuits, so we drove further away to Target and voila! Greg found a clearance rack with swimsuits. John and I also found out that Target had food (shows how little we check out stores). So we got our grocery shopping accomplished too. We rushed back home, making it in time for the wine and cheese party, letting Marcia know. She’d been enjoying the music from the party. More fun with wine, cheese and music near the beach. When the wine stopped flowing we stepped out onto the beach to enjoy the sunset.  Here is a shrimp boat, far out from our beach.

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Greg and Marcia

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Trish and John

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Even though we were still full, we managed a taco supper a couple hours later, then settled in to watch our free “The Great Gatsby”. Wonderful movie; great visuals and excellent screen play and music. This is great fun!

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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