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10-11-11..."GOODBYE SUMMER"... 4 x 24 beautiful reminders of what a real Summer looks like ..Enjoy♥

© Kira Bodensted © Kira Bodensted 3763 posts

This feature page may turn out to be something of a MARATHON.
The Danish Summer 2011 was traumatizing to say the least,
cold, windy and the wettest we’ve had in 120 years…
I need “CLOSURE”.
I will feature everything that reminds me of Summer,
or what a real Summer should be like.
Don’t know how long it takes … here are the first… Enjoy

carefree by pinks

Roundabout by Seamus Kristöfer

Sunlight across the Valley by Richard Murch

Finished by Lois Bryan

Summer Mill by Chelei

The Beach III – Lookout by Sybille Sterk

The Beach II – Together Fun by Sybille Sterk

The Beach I – Magic by Sybille Sterk

Seaside Lace by Carolyn Staut

Anticipation of Goin South by Carmen Holly

Sympathy for two…. by Yool

nostalgia by lucyliu

Twins and a Tractor by Debbie Robbins

There Will Come Soft Rains by Nadya Johnson

Swan Lake by Linda Lees

Monet after Midnight by RC deWinter

Last light of Easter… by JanneO

Carter’s Lake Dam by Chelei

The Trees by Irene Burdell

Tiger Mountain Winery’s Red Barn by Chelei

Solitaire by Victoria Jostes

Middle of the Road by Cyn Valentine

Soul Mates by SuddenJim

After Darkness – Light by Ted Byrne
Second section:

Agapanthus in Abundance by Dianne English

Hummingbird Dreams by Renee Blake

jaunty by teresa pople

Mardi Gras Reflection by Rhenastarr

new beginnings by teresa pople

Tenderly by Rhenastarr

Monsoon Moods by Prasad

Terre verde’… by Valerie Anne Kelly

Japanese Iris Textures by Kathy Baccari

The fool on the hill’… by Valerie Anne Kelly

Pure Gold by Saija Lehtonen

Blossom Of The Gum by Sharona

Last daisy by Veikko Suikkanen

Rose in Chinese Vase by inkedsandra

VISION by Tammera

Jumpin Jimminy by vigor

A rural scene in Dorset, UK by buttonpresser
Ducks in the Garden at the Shipwright’s Café by RC deWinter-

Bridal Veil Falls (version II) by Aaron Campbell

Stéphanie – St Amands Belgium by Gilberte

For All That You Have…. by Sharona

Dream on by MarieG

Irreplaceable by SandraRos

Childer’s Cover Views by Pam Amos
Third Section:

Fresco by Margi

West Wittering by Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

Say Not by Pamela Phelps

Fleurs de oboulette by ChrisArmytage

Iris the Flirt ! by Paul Albert

Douce Vie by EvaMarIza

Dusky Pink Roses by Svetlana Sewell

full beauty by teresa pople

Take off from home by Claudia Drossert

My World by vividpeach

Thanks for the Memories by Margi

Another fade away, one begins to flourish by Veikko Suikkanen

Still Useful by Lois Bryan

Rainy day in Rome by Ivana Pinaffo

raining in lisbon.. by Almeida Coval

Infinite Light of Day by Pamela Phelps

Hidden Soul Beneath by Pamela Phelps

Once Upon A Time…. by peechez2010

Little Troublemakers ! by Trudi’s Images

Child of Sun and Summer´by Lois Bryan

sweet pea by Iris Lehnhardt

Focussed by ChrisArmytage

Just Grazing by Lissywitch

The end of a perfect day by hampshirelady
Fourth and final section:

Qualities Of The Heart…. by Sharona

Colourful Summer Song by redqueenself

Just Pink…. by Sharona

Seek The Path…. by Sharona

delicate dahlia by teresa pople

whispers in the wind by Priska Wettstein

Simple Pleasures by Saija Lehtonen

Autumn flowers by Sandra Harris

Cosmos Almost Gone by Rene Hales

by teresa pople

Candy Kisses by Lynda Andreassen

Dream Of Love…. by Sharona

Vibrant Magnolia by Pat Yager

Duet v05 by Aimelle

The Last Days of Summer by bevmorgan

dainty daisies by teresa pople

Into The Field by Igor Zenin

A Farm somewhere by maggie326

tutu by teresa pople

Picked for you…. by Ivana Pinaffo

Mums and Roses
by Kay Kempton Raade

Vintage Bottles by Melanie Moor

stay with me by lucyliu

Dahlias symphony by Luisa Fumi

“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” ….I hope you have enjoyed my Summer Marathon.
Please leave your comments on this page for all to see – there is no need to comment on the banners.

FYI: All images are chosen for their image quality…not by Artist names. Artists may receive more than one feature at a time,
if their image meets the theme & judging requirements.

Hugs …Kira♥

BettyHermann BettyHermann 4716 posts

Beautiful FEATURES, dear Kira…I can’t wait to see the other works…:)…!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to all the artists!!!

Irene  Burdell Irene Burdell 618 posts

Thank you so much Kira , a beautiful selection of work x

Victoria Jostes Victoria Jostes 62 posts

this is quite a collection, kira! it will take me awhile to really get thru it all – such beautiful works! kudos to all the artists involved!!!!

inkedsandra inkedsandra 333 posts

These are all amazing works of art x

Rhenastarr Rhenastarr 197 posts

An amazing grouping, thanks to you for your time in putting it all together. I am honored to have been included among the fabulous artists represented. Congrats to all of them.

vigor vigor 10189 posts

Oh, these are perfect summer images! Congrats to all. Thank you for including my work to be in this great collection!

Christine Annas Christine Annas 202 posts

Wonderful works!! Congratulations to all the talented artists featured here today!!!

liesbeth liesbeth 767 posts

beautifull collection..

MarieG MarieG 438 posts

What great choices Kira! Many congratulations to all featured artists! and thank you!

Margi Margi 288 posts

WOW what a fabulous collectin Kira, congrats to all and thank you for including mine :))))

hampshirelady hampshirelady 235 posts

Such a wonderful collection Kira, especially at the end of a grey, chilly day here in the UK – roll on next spring – still, it will soon be Christmas! Thank you for including my work and many congrats to all the artists

Ivana Pinaffo Ivana Pinaffo 885 posts

Thanks dear Kira for including one of mine “rainy day in Rome” amongst such beautiful work of art. Congratulations to all the featured artists.

Debbie Robbins Debbie Robbins 502 posts

MARATHON INDEED KIRA!!!! Thank you for your HARD work for this great group…

I am HONORED indeed to be included…


Chris Armytage™ Chris Armytage™ 1334 posts

How beautiful Kira, I am doubly honoured to be included in these wonderful summer selections. Thank you so much and congratulations to all!

Pam Amos Pam Amos 3617 posts

a beautiful collection of artworks….gorgeous….thanks for including one of mine….much appreciated…. :)

PaulAlbert PaulAlbert 252 posts

Someone shared with me more than once, that if one wanted to look smaller, hang around a bigger person, if one wanted to seem more intelligent, be friends with the challenged, but to look good among those that give from the gift inside, I’m still at loss of the golden words, The Smile I have is the Best one can do, when sharing what we all Enjoy ! the spirited gift we hang around ! that makes everyone here special ! Thanks ! Kira, still a student ! paul

Christine Clarke Christine Clarke 826 posts

Kira, these are so beautiful to scroll through, thanks for the beautiful feature all of you very talented artists.

Carmen Holly Carmen Holly 249 posts

Thank you so much Kira for making me a part of this great collection of works. Made my day! Congratulations everyone..a joy to view.

Teresa Pople Teresa Pople 131 posts

Kira what a lovely collection, I’m so honoured to be included.

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×°× ` ·.¸.·´ ×°×Congratulatios To all Wonderfull Works Of Art Gorgeous Pictures,Nice selections,Wonderfull Viewing,Nicely done and presented in this Wonderfull group!*

Valerie Anne Kelly Valerie Anne K... 625 posts

Aww thxz sweetheART am over the moon lol! & Congratz to all ;} happy hippy hugglez

EvaMarIza EvaMarIza 80 posts

Fabulous works-Congratulations to all artists.Thank you for the feature :)))

Dianne English Dianne English 194 posts

So many beautiful images and such talent, congrats to all and thanks again to you dear Kira !! :))

sls slsos sls slsos 1583 posts

Wonderful selection! Congratulations to all the featured artist!