Too Hot, Almost 100 Degrees

5/31/15 Sunday in Hurricane,UT (St. George RV Resort-RPI/KOA/$14/night)

We went to Mass in St. George. Beautiful pueblo style church. They were having First Communion for quite a few children ranging from grade school to high school. The were so dressed up, the girls in fancy, frilly white dresses and the boys in suits, carrying candles as they processed in. Just like when I received First Communion oh so long ago. Amazing. Afterward we found a shady spot to access the Internet and research possible campgrounds between here and our next stop, then got groceries at Smith’s and finally, drove by the Temple so I could take photos. Sure enough no crowds today, they were at the Tabernacle. They had the most beautiful, beloved, magnolia tree I’ve seen yet, planted on the right side (when facing the Temple).

temple 1 temple 2 temple 3

At home we settled inside Miss Journey’s air conditioned space again, watching “You’ve Got Mail”, then “Back To The Future II”. I got my month of photos organized then as well.

Supper was crock pot chili. Good way to cook when it’s so hot. Really glad we had 50 amps and good air conditioners, but I was concerned that this was asking a lot of them.

When the sun dropped behind the mountain we went for a little walk, then back to our rig. This heat was the last straw, so we seriously looked into moving tomorrow. Of the campgrounds we considered, only two seemed feasible and one just noted “Phone Service suspended, call later” every time I tried. The other one was the one we were already scheduled for, but they were closed Sundays so we had to wait until they opened Monday morning to call to see if they had room for us. Those places are north and seem to run 8-12 degrees lower than here in St. George.

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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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