Where there is autumn, there is brilliancy
and landscapes ablaze with color.
Welcome to Autumn Ablaze Gallery
honoring Mother Nature's annual autumnal gala.⤵
Above photography by Devin Hartnett, Kent Kristensen, kmechling, Carol Varsalona
Have you been inspired by the beauty of the season? Joy flows from encounters with nature. The calendar may have turned its pages but you can relive autumn's wonder-filled changing landscape here at Autumn Ablaze. Mother Nature herself, festively dressed in harvest-colored hues, is ready to host the gallery unveiling.
Before entering the digital gallery, filled with poetic thoughts and photographic delights, listen to Frank Sinatra croon about autumn leaves.
Autumn 2017 prepared a bountiful feast for our eyes this season. Take a peek at the different sights of autumn in the short trailer/travel log created for viewing here. After that, travel the trail to the gallery.
"Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet."-Sharon Kay Penman (offered by Jackie Yun)
autumn is ablaze
golden-tinged trees color life
Notice the vivid colors of autumn.
"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." -Rabindranath Tagore
Are you ready to dance with the leaves?
|Ramona Behnke, Washington|
Listen to "When the Leaves Come Falling Down"
by Van Morrison, submitted by @Perapiteticus
|Terje Akke, Estonia|
"...Trees giddy with color, almost garish, like gypsy dresses."
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these...
Morning awakens to a stilled quiet.
From morning to night, autumn colors the world with memorable sights.
On the water,
the canoe turns
the canoe turns
toward a horizon
I do not know.
under a bridge,
listen to the rumble
of a passing car
like thunder from rolling clouds.
Under a bridge
hunches over his cig,
where wooden gates
as if one could
contain such a wild thing.
-Margaret Simon, 2017
For your listening pleasure, "Autumn in New England"
|Jane Whittingham, Autumn Song sung in Japan|
The above video can be accessed at goo.gl/b8RnQM .
Children love Halloween so...
|Drawing by Michelle Kogan|
Reflect on the Progression of Autumn
The community of reflective writers has continued to grow since the first Reflect With Me Gallery of Artistic Expressions in March 2014. I am grateful to all who offered their creativity and talents to this gallery.
You can visit the following global galleries that integrate the arts, technology, and poetry by clicking below.
Thank you for perusing the Autumn Ablaze Gallery. It has been a pleasure to relive the vibrancy of autumn with colorful and inspiring digital inspirations from across the globe.
You may enjoy this video, "Autumn Colors", that emphasizes the fall season in all its glory.
Please leave a comment or tweet a response so that the joy of this gallery and the work of all those who contributed can be spread throughout the world.
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryan
Until we meet again, I send holiday wishes and happy new year thoughts to all. This has been a joyful creative venture and I look forward to the next season and what it brings.