Pack for Cruise, Prepare Rig for Storage

1/23/15 Friday in Wauchula,FL (Peace River Preserve-TT)

This morning John cleaned the car (inside) while I cleaned house and did laundry. Then we tackled packing for the cruise. In the afternoon I sewed a button on a shirt John wanted to wear, then I worked on our blog while we watched last night’s Gonzaga vs St. Mary’s game. It was a hard fought game in the first half but Gonzaga really took off in the second. Hard to believe they are rated #3.

More great news; we received our carpets today. One is for our outside stairs, the other goes under the dining table.   Both are for protection.  After the game I completed my blog efforts as John completed his outdoor/traveling chores. Then we had supper and brought in the slides just before darkness fell. Next up, a nice walk around the campground.

We’re leaving early Saturday for Fort Lauderdale for our Eastern Caribbean cruise, so I’m taking a blog break until February.

Saying good by for now, another creature on the water, a common moorhen (breeding so the bright red bill). We saw him at the Ringling Museums.

common moorhen


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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