Honey Heals Skin

11/25/14 Tuesday in Wildwood,FL (Three Flags-TT/MA)

You may remember that October 14 I skinned my knee pretty deeply when we first arrived at Colonial Williamsburg. Over a month it was still “wet” and needing very large bandages. At my niece’s wedding at the end of October, my brother, who is a bee keeper, responded to my wistful wondering if there was something that would help it heal. He said RAW honey has remarkable healing qualities when it comes to the skin. I even mentioned this to the apothecary lady at Colonial Williamsburg. She agreed, stating that there were studies that show that when honey was applied to burns they healed three times faster than when no honey was put on them. I heartily agree. I could see how the honey helped everyday. I’m noting this now because a few days ago the weather was warm enough I could wear shorts and thus put the honey on my “owie” without the bandage. Now I don’t need either the bandage or honey. Freedom!! How amazing our bodies are, to heal like they do.

As for today, it rained hard all day except for the brief time we took to get our groceries. Thank heavens John timed it to return by 10:30 am when the big rains started. So we were really cooped up in our rig for the day. I finished a book I’d picked up at the book exchange here at the campground a couple days ago. John played with his spreadsheets, now on his new computer. In the afternoon we watched TV and I worked on Internet projects.

I thought our rain leaks are basically solved. Well this downpour showed that we’re tight and dry except for 1 spot. What a pain! Worked to keep it dry.

We played 2 games of “13” yesterday and I won both. In one game I only had 5 points at the end. Good luck sure is fun to work with! Supper was one of John’s favorite crock pot recipes: Cranberry Pork Roast. It calls for fresh cranberries, so this was the time to make it. Naturally he has to have his potatoes and gravy with it. Then pumpkin pie for desert. Comfort food on a very rainy day.

“Dancing With The Stars” lasted until 11 pm-way past our bedtime. So glad Alphonso won the mirror ball.

Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day When We’re Not Here!

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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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