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Friday, October 15, 2021

Last Edition of Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery

Summer ended officially on September 22, 2021. As Chad and Jeremy sang in their 1964 Summer Song, "All good things must end someday-Autumn leaves must fall". The seasons cycle through the year. Summer full of fresh air, outdoor life, rest, and relaxation transitions into autumn with its brilliant leaves and sky. "Sit back and relax once again with the final edition of Nurturing Our Summer Souls Global Gallery of Artistic Expression

"Think of summer days again and dream..." Step into the "pura vida" lifestyle that Glenda Funk spoke about this month at her blog, Evolving English Educator. Do you remember enjoying a peaceful, simple, uncluttered lifestyle? Did you find time to rest, relax, and recoup your energy?

Enjoy the short YouTube video I created for Edition 4 of
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery of Artistic Expressions
Even on a humid Virginia summer day, you can enjoy nature.
CV, 2021
You can paint and write poetry like Jessica Bigi and Michelle Kogan offer in their digital inspirations below.
You may enjoy the peace of the seashore or inland water bodies.

If you are hikers, campers, or travelers, gardeners,
the countryside, mountains, gardens, and beaches will help you "chill".
Devin Hartnett
Jackie Yun
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Many thanks to the Contributors of this 4th Edition of Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery 
Terje Akke
Jessica Bigi
Glenda Funk
Devin Hartnett
Michelle Kogan
Carol Varsalona
Jackie Yun

In memory of Barbara Van Iderstine, a friend, amazing gardener, and a past contributor to my galleries, I offer the beauty of the wisteria vine that thrived in her new locale.

I invite you to peruse the other editions of this summer gallery:

May this gallery in its entirety bring you joy and a sense of serenity. 
You can visit other summer galleries that I have created since 2014 with the support of fellow poets, artists, photographers, musicians, family, friends, educators, and students.
Scroll through my blog, Beyond LiteracyLink for archived galleries.
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I turn my atTENtion now to Bridget Magee, the designer and editor of a new anthology for wee ones, 10*10 Poetry Anthology, Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways, who is also hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup. I am so excited that the poem I wrote based on interactions with my toddler granddaughter appears in Bridget's new anthology.


16 comments:

  1. Once again you've given us so many wonderful moments to enjoy in your gallery. And how delightful for your granddaughter, to know as she grows up that you captured a moment with her in poetry, and that the poem was published in an anthology. Congratulations!

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  2. Oh, I want to go back to summer! It was so warm and fun and sunny and less stressful. Waaaaaah. I do enjoy Fall, as well. I should simply enjoy the gallery and know that the summer held a lot of beauty and it will be back again. I look forward to your Autumn gallery!

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  3. Love this collection, Carol - especially Michelle Kogan's poem. I like that one a 'sloth'. And thank you for allowing me to share your wee poem about your granddaughter with the world. :)

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    1. Bridget, it is I who is so thankful that I slipped in late in the submission period to compose a poem and send it off to you. I can imagine the amount of work it took to bring the poetry anthology to fruition. I look forward to reading the book and enjoying many friend’s work! Thank you!

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  4. I like Michelle's "slow as sloths" idea so we have time to enjoy the world around us. This is such a lovely collection. You are such a fabulous artist and curator of the art given to you.

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    1. Janice, I am glad that you enjoyed this edition of the gallery. Thank you for the compliment. Please consider sending me an image poem of Autumn in Syracuse or surrounding area.

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  5. Your posts are always so inspiring, Carol! Congratulations on your poem in Bridget's anthology!

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  6. You have spent so much time gifting us with your wonderful galleries, Carol. Each one is a lovely look back at the seasons. I find it hard to choose a favorite but this time I love that sloth pic by Michelle & the "hanging out with change". Congrats for your poem in the anthology. It is a special one to keep for your granddaughter!

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  7. I love how you combine the art and poetry and share it with us all. Lovely and scenes I might never imagine or see. I am happy a poem with your granddaughter is in Bridge's TEN anthology. How delightful. I will get to read it soon and I know I will feel our kinship even more. Long Island, Syracuse in reverse, times at NCTE and NYSEC and the grands. So glad to see you here often. You are always generous with your time and friendship.
    Janet Clare F.

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  8. Carol, your warm post reminds me of the quiet days of summer I enjoyed this year. Thank you for collecting the artwork and writings from so many of us and sharing them in this way. Beautiful. I'm looking forward to reading Bridget's anthology with your poem and others from our Poetry Friday friends.

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  9. Congrats on the anthology, Carol, and thank your for the summer stroll. I want a chair exactly like the one in your first beautiful illustration! Maybe I can find one at a tag sale. (Did you paint that? It's so evocative of summer.)

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  10. Your galleries are always wonderful, Carol, and this is the perfect time to revisit summer and reminisce before bidding it adieu. Congrats on having your poem in Bridget's anthology :)

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  11. So much goodness to savor here! Thank you yet again for all you do to bring us the seasons!

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  12. Love the wisteria— and wish I could remember, "peaceful, simple, uncluttered lifestyle," thanks for this dip into a deeper breath. Congrats on your poem in Bridgets 10 * 10 Anthology, I look forward to reading it!

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  13. Thanks also for sharing my sloth poem and art!

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