There is harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, ...
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
2020 has been a most unusual year. A pandemic raged. The world tossed and turned in a tizzy of fear. Isolation, virtual learning, and masks became part of a new normal way of living. Seemingly in an effort to counterbalance earth's sorrow, nature fairydusted landscapes. Autumn glowed brilliantly, opening a season of lustrous colors and awe-inspiring sights. With artistic flourish, Autumn became an influencer, nature a silent wonder. Trees, tipped in gold, tasted nature's kiss. Awe walks became a happening. A gallery of scenic treasures emerged.
awed by autumn's art
Photo by #chazchaz, South Africa, via @Al_Dhalla
I invite you to relax in the stillness of earth's beauty as you take a virtual awe walk through the
first pathway of the Abundant Autumn Gallery.
In quiet morning light flooding earth,
revisit silent sanctuaries.
Pause in reverance to observe
nature's crispclean gifts of vibrant hues.
Fill your coffers with autumn's treasures
showcased in jeweled, seasonal displays.
Dip your thoughts in peaceful streams of light
as nature paints earth with abundance.
Give gratitude for its artistry.
Lillian Lake, autumn in Maine.
As you stroll through the beauty of this fall gallery, I encourage you to listen to the peaceful music of Tim Janis' Autumn Leaves.
Terje Akke from Estonia offers a touch of her countryside.
Linda Baie shares one of her Denver walk thoughts.
Offerings from Jama Rattigan's blog, Jama's Alphabet Soup.
Back in October 2019, life did not know that a pandemic would shake the world.
CHILDREN'S CORNERMorgan from Oregon shares her lovely drawing.
NATURE PHOTOS ALLOW VIEWERS to APPRECIATE the BEAUTY of AUTUMN
Devin Hartnett, Virginia
©CVarsalona, Long Island above & Virginia below
Steve Kelley, Iowa
@Alaska Tracy, Alaska
Terje Akke, Estonia
To listen to the Abundant Autumn Playlist, click here.
Inspirational Digitals to Ponder
breathe in the crsipcool
woodsmoke season as leaves ballet
beneath oak hums
©CV, 2020, Autumn Breath Nestling from Irene Latham's book, This Poem is a Nest, Autumn
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
To silence,... -Thomas Hood
(via Robyn Hood Black)
I close with gratitude for all those who helped create a successful first edition of the Abundant Autumn Gallery. The community of reflective writers has continued to grow since the first Reflect With Me Gallery of Artistic Expression in March 2014. A complete list of participants will appear at the final closing of the Gallery. For now, I bid you a fond farewell. May your next walk outside, allow you to view life through a different lens of positivity and gratitude.
The next edition of the Abundant Autumn Gallery will follow shortly.
There will be another inspirational walk through Autumn
For now, I join Poetry Friday with this week's host, Buffy Silverman.