6/1/14 Sunday in Lockport, NY (Niagara Lazy Lakes-ROD) Warm Summer Day

I’ve forgotten to mention, about 2 days ago marked our 2 year anniversary since we started our trek on the road in Miss Zanzibar! Funny, it seems like forever, with all the amazing things we’ve seen and experienced. Traveling is just so challenging and enriching. Sometimes I think I’m barely cut out for it because I stress over so many things. On the other hand I seem to be the one who wants to check things out at new places.

Our normal Sunday routine: slow morning, pancakes for breakfast, Mass. The priest today was special. He had a light about him. At the very beginning he asked who where here from Lazy Lakes (our campground). There was quite a number, surprising John and I. Very easy to listen to, he even had us all standing during the sermon to demonstrate a prayer posture. After Mass, as he was greeting everyone leaving the church a man introduced “June”, an elderly lady. Father said “You know how what April showers bring?” “ May flowers”. “Do you know what May flowers bring?…. June bugs.” So sweet! Then grocery shopping, then next was lunch.

Such a beautiful, warm summer day. We soaked it up. I sat in the shade of a tree and read while John watched his old TV shows. After supper we visited with our new neighbors (John/Carol), asking about their Newmar Ventana (34′). They’ve had some major issues this past year. Then off to home and bedtime.

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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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