Manteca Golf

9/29/15  (Tuesday) in Manteca, CA (Turtle Beach Resort -TT)

John went golfing at Manteca Golf ( beautiful course, reasonably priced, according to John) while I got caught up on computer business this morning. A flock of bluebirds and finches flitted around a tree in our site, so adorable.

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Our afternoon was pretty comfortable, heat wise, so I was outside reading for awhile, then joined John watching tapes from the morning news and Kelly & Michael. Oh, plus I took a nap. 🙂 I also called Social Security-my appointment (via phone) with our local SS office is set of Nov. 2. So this is a warning that if you want to talk to your local office, your appointment could be a good month or more down the road.


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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