Hawaii Part 2

12/17/15 (Thursday) in Menifee, CA (Wilderness Lakes-TT)

12/8 Judy Andre‘s best day snorkeling! Lydgate St Park has a great snorkel spot – easy entry/exit, few swells, numerous fish. We got a better mask at Boss Frog’s, so her experience was grand. Below are the next highlights of our day. **click on images to get captions**

12/9 For our 5th day on Kauai, Judy Andre enjoyed a guided tour that included Waimea Canyon and a river cruise to the Fern Grotto. John Elser and I relaxed, went shopping and took a walk along our beach. Lovely.

12/10 Due to the high winds and rain we decided not to snorkel today. What we did do included macadamia nut pancakes at Tip Top Motel and Bakery, Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Hanalei Bay, and shave ice at Wishing Well. At Hanalei, you’ll see their tidy taro fields. Taro is their starch like potatoes are for us except it’s purple inside. Grown in fields of water like rice.

12/12 Goodbye dear Hawaii. Only one unfortunate incident. When snorkelling John’s watertight container failed. We managed using it as a manual key but were charged $448 for its replacement!
Better memories:

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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