10/15/14 Wednesday in Gloucester,VA (Chesapeake Bay RV Resort-TT)

Since they predicted rain and thunderstorms, we decided to stay at home today, giving me a chance to catch up on my blog writing/posting. Naturally John enjoyed his TV shows (they are growing – from GMA and Kelly and Michael to now include Rachel). I even got some time for reading Internet sites. John, in his ruminations with maps and his spreadsheets, determined that if we drove to the wedding from Forest Lake (in NC) rather than The Club (in VA) it would take only 4.5 hours instead of 7 hours one way. I’m all for that! We were planning to go from The Club to Forest Lake, so it wouldn’t change our direction plans, plus we could save on “getting to the campground” miles. It would be close to 300 miles which is something we really try to avoid. The good thing is we’d be on freeway most of the time, with rest stops available. So we decided to cut out our trip to The Club. Full timing is an exercise in flexibility.

In the afternoon we went for a walk, bringing an umbrella. The rain had been giving us light fits and starts throughout the morning, so we figured we’d be okay for awhile. Well, the those raindrops picked up after we’d walked for 20 minutes, so we headed to Miss Zanzibar. Then it really let loose. Nice timing, right? I love to listen to rain while all cozy in our home. Especially when the leaks have been sealed up.

We confirmed plans to get John’s lab draw done tomorrow morning and what we’ll see at Colonial Williamsburg later. Our evening was the normal TV time.




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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