Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Slice of Bedecked In Autumn Gallery

Autumn caresses my thoughts and feelings, even when temperatures fluctuate and frost leaves its residue on plants. It is a season of light and shadows, warmth and chill, activity and gratitude. With that in mind, I invite you to take a gallery walk with me through the following, a second edition of the Bedecked In Autumn Gallery of Artistic Expressions that blends art, technology, poetry, and music from around the globe. 


and fall arrives!

Autumn shares its limelight with three months. Early September opens the season with single leaf deposits that whisper hello. 

 Photo by Ramona Behnke, 2021 Washington

"And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood." 
-William Cullen Bryant
Photo by Fran Haley (Fran's image poems can be found in the first edition of the gallery here.

 October whisks in and slowly paints the landscape in burnt orange and golden shades for all to admire. Shall we dance in glee?

Chris Margocs from Texas shares a ritual of "just being".

October walks offer quiet time to be inspired by the beauty of the earth,
as seen through the eyes ofTerje Akke (Estonia, 2021).

October closes on a spooky note. 


November slips into view with:

"In November, the trees are standing sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancer. They know it is time to be still." - Cynthia Rylant

Pause for a brief interlude of your gallery walk to listen to Beautiful Autumn Songs here.

Not all that glitters is gold.


Part of my heart remains in Long Island where fall watching for me was either at a beach or park. Thanks to Laura Toledo, educator photographer, I am able to see a new place that I never visited, Connectquot State Park

Ramona Behnke
Alice Garza
Fran Haley
Kevin Hodgson
Robert Hamera
Carol Varsalona
Jackie Yun
I hope you enjoyed the contributions shared by some of my slicer and Facebook friends. 


Please visit previous autumn galleries of artistic expressions that integrate the arts, technology, and poetry. Click on the titles of the underlined galleries. 

2014  -   Finding Fall
2015   -  Autumn's Palette
2016   -  Autumn Venture
2017   -  Autumn Ablaize 
2020 -  Abundant Autumn

Thank you for joining me on this gallery walk of the 2021 Autumn season. May you continue to fill your heart with gratitude for the beauty of the earth.



Please leave a comment below or on social media so that the joy of this gallery and the work of all those who contributed can be spread throughout the world. Thank you to Aussie poet Alan J. Wright who commented on the first edition of Bedecked In Autumn Gallery with a nod to Keats.

The brilliant canvas of colour, images, and words brought the words of Keats flowing back into my conscious mind, "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.'"


I thank Two Writing Teachers for Slice of Life Tuesday where a community of educational writers shares small moments of quiet inspiration.

Please join me on Friday for the final installment of the Bedecked in Autumn Gallery.

fall's quiet moments
strewn with blankets of leaves
earth seeks repose
©CVarsalona, 2021
Photo by Terje Akke, 2021


  1. Carol, these photos and word’s illustrate the unique beauty of Autumn. The quiet of the season as well as the sounds of Fall fill our senses. Thank you for compiling this gallery and for sharing it with us. I am honored to be included with these wonderful writers.

    1. I am glad that you offered you image poem, Bob, and grateful for your comments. Fall does fill our senses. The trees are still full of beautiful colors.

  2. Carol - your carefully-curated galleries are always breathtaking. They remind me of all the gold and grace surrounding us, every day. Thank you for the invitation to be part of something so incredibly uplifting, and I remain in awe of your artistic talents! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all yours.

  3. I enjoyed this gallery. What a unique and creative way to pull images and words together. I enjoyed the "visit" and look forward to exploring more galleries.