Visiting Day

5/19/15 Tuesday in Bullhead City, AZ (Ridgeview RV-ROD)

Pre travel day, so we took it easy. We did manage a couple projects in the morning. I put plumber’s grease on our toilet seal. The pedal seems to have a sticky/squeaky issue too and I couldn’t get to where the parts seem to rub there, but the ball moves more smoothly now. We discovered that whenever you press the pedal some water leaks from above it. Strange. John’s thinking we might get a new one in Spokane. We’ll see. Meanwhile he started to take down a window valence, to get the “stuck” MCD shade out. Well we need a long screwdriver for that, so that will wait until Spokane too. Then we got visiting with our neighbors, Harold and Patty. That’s how we spent our day, except for a break for lunch.

We actually cooked up a recipe, Chicken Stroganoff, for supper, then relaxed with the DWTS Finale. Yay!!! I’m so glad Rumor won. She was so amazing to watch. Those final three were just phenomenal. Perfect ending for the 20th season.

This cactus was in Oatman. Tomorrow we head for Nevada, through desert to camp in more desert. I’ve never been a sun lover and I’m finding I’m not that crazy about life in the windy, hot, dry desert. It’s hard to fathom how the early people, Indians and settlers managed.

desert flowers 1


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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