Potluck Finale!

9/15/14 Mon in Lebanon,PA (Hershey Campground-TT)

I started this day with a bang-cleaning house, then working on the blog. We got to talking with Larry and Gail next. Our good friends are beginning to take their different paths. Larry/Gail will be leaving tomorrow for Monticello, Randy/Sue are leaving later to get their new home settled on their property. Larry/Maryanne are leaving soon as well. Big change in plans for Bill/Susan. Bill flew to London to spend a week with his daughter, son-in-law and new granddaughter. Unfortunately an issue he had with his knee grew worse by the time he came back. The next morning they went to the emergency room for the pain and swelling he was suffering. When this did not really abate after following the ER instructions, Susan found an Orthopedist able to see Bill today. It was looking like they may need to stay in this area for weeks but fortunately they found out no surgery would be in the cards soon. Bill felt a huge relief from the treatment he got and they’re considering leaving here sooner.

John and I took a walk in this gorgeous sunny, crisp, fall weather. We found ourselves talking with Larry and Gail again as they were trying to set up for the potluck. We left so they could get ready and wouldn’t you know Jim, the Mobile RV guy came by. He couldn’t help Larry with his RV issue, but amazingly their campfire and potluck preparations were good when we came over. The couples mentioned above all came to celebrate the end of a lovely time in Hershey, a great chance to connect.

Thanks for the campfire and the memories, Larry and Gail!

hershey 2*hershey

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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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