It seems eons ago that "Summer filled her veins with light and her heart washed with noon (C. Day Lewis). Memories of summers on Long Island's sandwashed shores drift on, replaced now by new surroundings. A gentle creek, quiet pond, wooded nature trails, and miles of country roads evoke new memories. I ponder my one word, begin, inhale the autumn's cooling breath, and invite you to savor summer days at this third section of my global gallery of artistic expressions.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery, Section Three
Linger in the familiar conviction that life begins over again with summer as F. Scott Fitzgerald did when writing about Long Island's Gold Coast summer days in The Great Gatsby.
Through the blending of art, technology, and poetry, pause to relax
as you begin a global gallery walk at the Muddy Pond in Northern Virginia.
new hope, new beginning
with each rising sunbreath-
life at the crossroad
Breathe in the fresh scent of summer, drift into relaxation mode, and
be lulled by the sound of Chris Rea's, Sweet Summer Day video here.
Travel to Estonia's peaceful lily pond photographed by Terje Akke.
Preview the Experience Estonia video here to discover more about this beautiful country here.
Discover the beauty of the Oregon Coast in summer.
"On a clear day the Oregon coast is the most beautiful place on earth-clear and crisp and clean...the air fat and salty and bracing, the ocean spreading like a grin." - Author, Brian Doyle
Photos by Rita Wirtz
Morgan & Dad, Kite Flying at Oregon Coast
Listen to Dolly Parton sing Sweet Summer Lovin here.
Now, feast your eyes on beautiful East Coast beaches and lakes.
Sink into sunset moments!
Long Island, NY
Westcott Beach, NYS
Recall outdoor vacation days across USA.
Rita Wirtz, Oregon
Let evening thoughts arouse interest in nature.
Carol Varsalona, Lake Anna, Virginia
Be renewed by inspiration gathered in summertime.
Arthur Plitt, @Reikiarthur
"The Amen of nature is always a flower." -Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr.
PicCollage by Rita Wirtz, Oregon
From digital inspirations in all medium forms, is evident that summer sights and scents move us to not only romanticize our summer days but inspire us to transition to a new season.
Thank you for strolling through Section 3 of my Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery.
As you look back on prior gallery rooms:
Take a moment to listen to Taylor Swift's song, August, here.
Thank you to inspired social media colleagues, family, and friends who contributed to this edition of my global gallery, Nurturing Our Summer Souls.
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery, Section 3 Contributors
Tre O'Hagan Marigliano
Two Writing Teachers
Cover Art by Jan Annino, Fran Haley, Donna Smith, Carol Varsalona
I am also grateful to the gifted poet, Irene Latham, for hosting this week's Poetry Friday Roundup. You can find two of Irene's ArtSpeak poems at the Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery, Poetry Friday Edition.
Please join me when I unveil my last edition to the
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery for a final look at Summer 2021.
Stay tuned! Let nature continue to inspire your thoughts and being.