Chores and Heat Today

4/30/15 Thursday in Cottonwood, AZ (Verde Valley-TT)

Since it’s supposed to get pretty hot (over 90 degrees), John got working on the roof while I worked on our blog. Because I’m doing our wash today, we’re not running the A/C (too much for their 30 amp power). We admit to spending some time visiting with neighbor Larry as well.

We had a special treat at lunch: watermelon, then I got back to my blog efforts. John got another project accomplished. Our Ideal Rest air mattress hose connectors had arrived here at Verde Valley, so now John replaced our old ones with these. It takes 4 hours for the glue to dry, so we had all our “under the bed” items strewn about the coach. Our getting very hot rig. We’d opened our windows and turned on our fans but still it was 88 degrees.

Another treat for a hot day: we went swimming in their beautiful, warm pool at around 3 pm, then the hot tub and home after 4 pm. Whoa, the rig was at 97 degrees. Nice time to take showers.

Glad our supper was simply leftover spaghetti. As I was washing dishes friends we’d met in Tennessee stopped by, so we spent the rest of our evening visiting. Wonderful day.

Desert flower treat for you:

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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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