"Nature's beauty is a constant and a reminder that life continues with hope for a better tomorrow."
Inspired by Long Island's ocean shores, you are cordially invited to
stroll through the second segment of Embraceable Summer Gallery, an unfolding collection of glimmering sights, calming sounds, and wistful moments of summer 2019. This collection is a seasonal gift showcasing the beauty of nature. Linger awhile in the above digital inspiration where glistening sand lines a tranquil shoreline of northern Long Island. Reflect on this past year how your life has been affected by the unforeseen pandemic and find peaceful moments in your end-of-summer days. Please start your gallery walk with the introductory segment of Embraceable Summer Gallery that was unveiled on September 3, 2020. Click here for a playlist that accompanies the gallery.
Looking Back to Summer Past
The Embraceable Summer Gallery is created in segments due to the vast array of artistic expressions spanning a two-year journey of summers around the globe. Messages of gratitude go out to a group of patient global contributors who crafted individual stories via digital platforms. I share snapshot moments of quiet inspiration from nature across the globe during Summer 2019. Enjoy your gallery walk.
Summer of 2019 was
and wrapped in sunshine
from dawn to sunset.
|Tara Coulter, Vancouver Island, BC|
|Amanda Potts, Ottawa, Ontario|
gardens bright, lines of laundry -
gift of rest, relaxation -
call to slow down
You can hear an audio version of Kiesha Shepard's poem here.
Summer evenings blanket earth in
“bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron.
It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.”
- Mia Kirshner
|Laura Toledo, Southold, Long Island|
new routines for summer's end
notice the change
"When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides, away."
-Sarah Helen Whitman
|Northport, Long Island at day's end, ©CV, 2020|
When summer of 2019 neared its end, an autumnal equinox approached.
A Harvest Moon amazed earth!
"Harvest moon: around the pond I wander and the night is gone."
|Friday the 13th, September 2019|
Parting Digital Inspirations
Contributors to the 2nd Segment of #EmbraceableSummer Gallery:
#chazchaz via Al Dhalla
Matt Forrest Esenwine
I send this gallery across social media to celebrate the beauty of nature as a constant reminder of what we have to be grateful for as opposed to what we are missing. The first stop is Poetry Friday, hosted by Texan teacher/poet, Kiesha Shepard. You can read Kiesha's poetic offering above.
NOTE: Continue to stop by for more unveilings of the Embraceable Summer Gallery. There are many more offerings from 2019 coming in future installments.
Enjoy your end-of-summer weekends.