Step into the beauty of autumn, the season of luster and radiance. Watch leaves flutter and dance and pumpkins grow into vined beauties. Listen to nature whisper its love song while indulging in the vibrancy of an autumn day or the solace of a moonlit sky. Then, pause to ponder Vincent Van Gogh's quote. "As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas, and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see."
You Are Invited to Take a Gallery Walk Through
"Autumn keeps a radiance that is all her own." -Jennifer Williamson
You will find visual examples of autumn's radiance as you stroll through the various sections of the Bedecked in Autumn Gallery, Poetry Friday Edition.
CHANGING TREES & LEAVES
The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” -Lauren Jaworski
Linda Baie gathers inspiration on her morning walks in Denver, Colorado.
Move with the beat of a song without sound by Janet Fagal from New York State.
November is our slow-down time to recenter our thoughts.
Karen Eastlund from New Jersey adds humor to her image poem.
Ramona Behnke from Washington declares herself a fall fanatic.
Carol Labuzzetta shares a stunning nature photo.
MUSIC of the SEASON
"Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods." -William Wordsworth
Pause for a moment. Listen to the sweet sounds of autumn via the Bedecked In Autumn Playlist. Click here.
INSPIRED BY AUTUMN
"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmmess, year's end and day's beginnings.
Kiesha Shepard shares sights and sounds of autumn in Texas.
October in Virginia offers beautiful scenery for a walk in the woods. I gather inspiration from nature and my granddaughters to create digital inspirations.
Take a look at Ramona Behnke's invitation.
Matt Forrest Esenwine offers an inspirational poem with a beautiful photo of the early morning fog. Matt provides an explanation of his poem title: "Although my poem IS titled..."Untitled" is the titled, because it represents the boundless opportunities of the day."
like early-morning fog:
slow and thin, lifted
by the cool breath
of a boundless new day
"There is something haunting in the light of the moon." -Joseph Conrad
Linda Mitchell from Virginia spins a Halloween tale.
Pick a candy pumpkin pot from our patch.
©CV, 2001 Digital Art
Little Princesses Ready for Trick or Treat Fun
©CV, 2001 Digital Art
Costumed Characters from Frozen
Violet Nesdoly sketched a detailed black and white drawing of a Pumpkin Patch.
"Pumpkin spice and everything nice."
Margaret Simon shares a mentor poem written for her students.
This little toddler, my granddaughter, enjoys an outing to a farm market in Virginia.
Scout, age 5, and her grandmother, Fran Haley, create a scarecrow acrostic poem.
Violet Nesdoly's drawing is one to share with children. Does it make you want to dream upon a star?
What child does not enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch?
Did you see in the Halloween Treats section Violet Nesdoly's drawing of a pumpkin patch?
"Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks." -Charmaine J. Forder
Ruth Hersey shares her thoughts on her borrowed homeland, Haiti.
Matt Forrest Esenwine offers gratitude to the forest.
Four generations of bakers have me remembering my own childhood in the kitchen next to my Nonnie.
A preserved leaf collage by 21-month-old Aurora inspires a gratiku.
Be awed by the beauty of the prairie that Carol Labbuzzetta photographed.
"Autum is the hush before winter." -French proverb
Linda Baie pens her poem with a whisper of goodbyes.
"Fall is the spring of winter." -Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Ramona Behnke offers a peek of winter colors in fall.
by Ashley Wolff
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PREVIOUS AUTUMN GALLERIES
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
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.
Children: Aurora, Scout, Sierra
Thank you for joining me on a gallery walk of the sights and sounds of Autumn 2021.
May the beauty of this season fill your heart with gratitude for the beauty of the earth.
As the host of Poetry Friday, I hope you enjoyed the contributions shared by some of my poet friends. Please link up below with your offering this week. If you have a digital inspiration, nature photograph, image poem, or other artistic expressions for Bedecked In Autumn Gallery place it in the comments and I will add it to this blog post. Section 2 of the gallery will appear next week in my Slice of Life on Tuesday.