Checking Out Our New Life In The Keys

1/5/14 Sunday (Miss Zanzibar at Longwood, FL-Betty/Denny’s pad while John and Trish are in Marathon, FL)

Mass this morning was at a beautifully decorated church and prayer garden. We might return to see it lit up.

San Pablo Ch 1 San Pablo Ch 2

Right afterward we got our grocery shopping done, although we forgot to get laundry soap. Every other time we’ve been at a timeshare condo, they provide laundry soap but not here. They do have WiFi (although John can’t get on) but the barbeque grills require charcoal. It’s pretty old school I’d say. What’s nice is the beautiful grounds and we even can take a short walk to the Gulf side from our condo.  The “rock” in the middle photo is actually coral, what these islands are made of.

Marathon Key Beach 3 Marathon Key Beach 2 Marathon Key Beach 1

We studied up on our options here in the Keys. I’d like to arrange my blog posts like Denny did; in order of their mile markers rather than when we saw/did something. It makes it much more helpful for others to find what they want to see/do. So I’ll not share until we’ve returned to Longwood, FL on January 11th (most likely after that). Blog Break until then. Hope you make it back here.

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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