Acadia NP: Thompson Island

7/6/14 Sunday in Bar Harbor, ME (Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort-RCG)

We had some light wind and rain this morning and lots of folks left the campground-by 7am! By the time we went to church the sun was shining and the air was perfect. After Mass we went to the Farmer’s Market to get more of their wonderful lettuce and red-all-the-way through strawberries.

That inspired me to make another fruit and lettuce salad for my lunch. We spent time after that reviewing our finances. John is trying to find more cash to put toward a newer RV. Next John worked at the burnt out porch light. He put another fresh light in and it burnt out right away so he’s sure it’s a short.

Then he said he was up for a walk! We drove to Jordan Pond but there were no parking spaces, so we drove back, then on past our campground (north) to Thompson Island. It’s largely a picnic area but we enjoyed walking along the shore. The seagull with the crab/lobster was having a hard time keeping it from his buddies, so he flew off.

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When we got back we visited with neighbors who also have a Safari. Theirs is a 2000 Panther. They’ve had such troubles with it that they just pay for a seasonal spot at this campground and leave it there year round. Just before the campground closes they have Randy winterize it and they drive their car home. It’s even more beautiful inside than ours!

Spaghetti and wine for supper. Mmm good. Then we watched some taped TV shows.

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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