U-Pick Strawberries

1/15/15 Thursday in Wauchula,FL (Peace River Preserve-TT)

This morning I joined in Line Dancing while John got some time playing Pickleball. Ah, fun exercise.

After lunch we went shopping, first to a farm for veggies and to pick our own strawberries. Boy, was that easy. They grow them in 8” high raised beds, covered with black plastic. I forgot to take photos. Only $1 a quart. The best tasting strawberries as well. Plus we bought bunch onions (green onions), cherry tomatoes, zucchini and cucumber. I mentioned that I was hoping for some lettuce so she brought out a Chinese cabbage (bok choy). Wow, that was a huge head for only $1. Why did we not come here sooner?


Then on to WalMart for the other groceries. Back at home I got some computer business accomplished as John read, then we both hit the hot tub. Perfect on a (for us) rather cold day.

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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