Thursday, December 22, 2016

Autumnventure Unveiled

Open  Your  Heart
to the glorious colors of the

2016 Autumn Gallery of Artistic Expression

where each digital inspiration embraces the wonderlust spirit
and captures the majesty of autumn, a season of transition.

as autumn unfolds in brilliant color and poetic thought. 
The journey begins with a collection of autumn scenes 
in New York State and a poem capturing autumn's last waltz.

As you browse through the collection, 
you most likely will agree with me that  

Please take a moment to listen to an original composition
Piano Notebook - When It's Overwritten by Philip Stephen Allen.
(Click here)

Now, join me in taking a gallery walk. 

Sit Back-Unwind-Peruse 
the digital inspirations created 
by Reflect With Me writers from around the globe. 

Autumn Sunrise

Autumn Sunsets
Slater National Park, Washington - Ramona Behnke

Alaska - @AlaskaTracy

Inspired by Nature, Writers Notice, Wonder, and Compose

Listen to an audio recording of this poem at

Watch here on #Periscope, the incredible beauty of autumn
at the Berskshire Mountains.
Photographed and narrated by Judy Arzt.

Autumn's Leaves Drift On By
Listen to the gentle music.

Examine a collection of autumn leaves from across the globe:
Colorado, New York, Estonia, and Illinois.

Pause to view the 30 second video, 
"Autumnventure Gallery: Travel Through Fall" 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. 
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, 
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
-John Muir 

Poets Color Their Words with Autumn's Palette

The invitation to "Find Fall" for the Autumnventure Gallery 
was delivered via social media in October 2016.

Colleagues responded by capturing fall in photographs. 
Some posted to the hashtag #Autumnventure.

New York City
Oswego, NY - @Math912Teacher
Farmer's Market, Tannersville, PA. - Spiri Howard
Maryland - Jon Harper
Virginia - Caitlin Daniels

Michigan - Lisa Orchard
Goldhill, Oregon - Kate Cleland-Sipfle
California - Lori A. King
Alaska Adventure Home - @AlaskaTracy
Lake Ontario, Canadian side - Sean Mitchell
Estonia - Terje Akke

Brazil - Stephan Hughes

Kindergarten students moved from non-digital to digital Platforms
to create original nature poetry.
Fall by Tre V (Kinder Poet from Wyman's Wonders)
Fall by Haley (Kinder Poet from Wyman's Wonders)

Class Poems by Wyman's Wonders 

Please view the video by Christie Wyman about Wyman's Wonders poetry journey here.

Autumn is Life's Change Agent

Autumn is the season of change! 
Taoist proverb

October is a symphony of permanence and change. 
-Bonaro W. Overstreet

Let's follow Autumn as she moves with seasonal beauty and grace.

Estonia's Apples  - Terje Akke

Autumn Debuts in Las Vegas - Carol Varsalona

Little Italy, New York City - Carol Varsalona

Seattle - Ramona Behnke

Alaska - @AlaskaTracy

Autumn writes her own poetry, we are merely observers.
~Terri Guillemets

In our travels, we found and showcased fall in its glory 
through poetry, 

nature photography, 

inspirational quotes, 


and music.

Pause to listen to another original compositionPiano Notebook - Nocturnewritten by Philip Stephen Allen. (Click here)

During leisure time, enjoy my Autumnventure Playlist on YouTube.

The autumn season inspires all to believe in possibilities 

and live life to its fullest.

Inspirational quote submitted by Jama Rattigan

The community of reflective writers has continued to grow since the first Reflect With Me Gallery of Artistic Expressions in March 2014. 

You can visit the following galleries that integrate the arts, technology, and poetry by clicking on the individual titles.

Reflect With Me: Bring a Community of Writers Together to Celebrate Life & Teaching
April Awakenings
Summer Serenity
Finding Fall
Winter Whisperings
Spring's Symphony
Summer Splashings
Autumn's Palette
Winter Wanderings
Spring's Seeds


Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. 
William Cullen Bryan

Thank you for perusing the Autumnventure Gallery. It has been a pleasure to present the sights and sounds of autumn through an artistic lens. 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. -Carol

Until we meet again in 2017, I send warm wishes 
for the holidays and the season of winter. 
Let's spread #poetrylove throughout the world!


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