Cold Day So Taking It Easy

5/1/14 Thursday in Wilmington, OH (Wilmington-TT)

Rough night what with John’s cough so we decided it would be best to rest today. For the morning John was watching TV and working his lap top while I wrote the blog. After lunch I got the blog posted, then we got more Robitussin from the Krogers in Wilmington. The rest of the afternoon we played cards with our good friends Karen/Sherie. Wonderful way to rest. They have been collecting morel mushrooms in the campground and its environs. Since these are worth about $49/lb. in the store they are careful to not advertise where they are finding them. Great friends that they are they wanted to share some with us so we split for our suppers then they brought over hot fresh fried morels just for us to taste. Mmm Mmm good. So sweet. Soon after they’d finished their meal and stopped by to ask if we wanted to walk the campground with them. John stayed behind to watch his tape of “The BigThree at the Masters” (golf) while I joined them. Fun exercise. When I got back home I got our dishes washed then we came back to their rig for more cards. We had to part before the last game was finished but we promised to return to complete it. John was doing really well for the first time since we’ve been here. Perfect day.

Our dear foxes and their chicken have left the premises apparently, since we haven’t seen them for a day or so. Sigh. How special that they shared even a little of their lives with us. A parting goodbye photo.

a foxes 2

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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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