Monday, December 28, 2015

Unveiling of Autumn's Palette Gallery



OPEN YOUR  HEART
to the glory of autumn and prepare to be immersed in the splendor of the season as it unfolds in poetic thought.

PAUSE to REFLECT
on each digital inspiration that captures the brilliance of a season of different perspectives and offers contemplative moments during the holidays.

Inside the walls of Autumn's Palette Gallery you will find a colorful tapestry of seasonal splendor created by a community of reflective writers from various walks of life. 

As you browse through the collection, you most likely will agree with John Ruskin's statement: Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. (submitted by Ramona Behnke).

Do you remember when autumn days were full of rustling leaves swirling in patterns around you? Listen to the video below to allow for a few moments of white space time that will carry your heart back to the start of autumn.


Find fall once again through the various digital inspirations in the gallery .



No Spring, nor Summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
~John Donne, The Autumnal


Fall's Brilliant Entry - September


This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight;
The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves;
The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves,...
From September. 1918  by Amy Lowell
Courtesy of Diane Mayr

Autumn's Palette Gallery walk starts with a thankful heart


and a call to reflection.


While viewing the gallery be carried away by George Winston's Autumn.












Sing praises to October's brilliance. 




All those golden autumn days the sky was full of wings.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder (offered by Christy Rush-Levine)

Listen to U 2's perspective on October.
contributed by Sean Gaillard







View the celebration of autumn leaves in Kyoto, Japan.



See the season of Autumn through various lenses.



















 Halloween Musings

"Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare









Although this was not shot in October,
it is a fitting one for Halloween.
In November, the earth is growing quiet.
~Cynthia Rylant, In November














December Changes 










Inspirational Musings

video



Student Voices Capture Fall's Uniqueness





Photography Corner

Perhaps, you would like to create your own artistic expression for the following autumn scenes. (You can leave your thoughts in the comments' section below for viewers to read.)







It is my hope this gallery provides a sensory tribute to the season of autumn from its brilliant majesty during September and October to November's transition and finally to December's stark bareness. As you browse through the gallery be immersed in autumn's palette for some reflective moments during the busy holidaytime to read and reflect. 


Parting Thoughts:

"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
~William Cullen Bryant

I love how autumn eases in and then slips almost unnoticed out the door. 
~Laura Shovan


I extend thanks to all of the contributors for their personal perspectives that created a zen-like walk through nature's garden here at Autumn's Palette Gallery.


Please leave a response in the comment section to recognize the efforts of the gallery contributors. This gesture of community spirit is appreciated. 

You can visit the previous seven Reflect With Me Galleries
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~William Shakespeare


It has been a pleasure to present the colors of Autumn through a poetic lens. Voice Matters!
Carol