Wordless Wednesday 27

Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story without words. I hope you like mine.

If this photo brings to mind a memory or otherwise inspires you to do some writing, please share a comment below.


© 2013 Allyson Latta

© 2013 Allyson Latta

View more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for further Wordlessness

Cheryl Andrews

Kristen den Hartog (Blog of Green Gables)

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

(Elizabeth Yeoman at Wunderkamera will return next week)


and photographer David Williams, who hosts a “blog hop” with links to other WW enthusiasts:

Wordless Wednesday by David


Recent Posts on Writing

Quotes on Memory & Memoir: first-person narrative as cultural backtalk (Richard Hoffman)

“Finding Granny”: the journey and the book — guest post by Freda Coulter

“Bicycle Summers” by Sandra Shaw Homer

2013 Courses, Workshops, and Retreats – Memoir and Creative Writing


  1. Cheryl says:

    What a deliciously delightful image, Allyson!

    • Allyson Latta says:

      Thanks, Cheryl. I’m so glad you like it. I took this years ago near the town of Twillingate on the Twillingate Islands in Notre Dame Bay, northeast of Newfoundland. Elizabeth likely knows that area!

  2. coral jewell says:

    What a beautiful happy photo. Makes my back itchy just thinking about how satisfied the horse must be and how free to be able to do that.
    I will write about thoughts that come to me by looking at this photo.
    BTW I have just returned from five days in NYC and in the Carnegie Hall’s little museum off the first Dress Circle I found an old photo of Marian Anderson. I would never have taken much notice unless you had posted your photo.

    • Allyson Latta says:

      It has that effect on me too, Coral. I see this horse as satisfying an itch with a quick roll on the grass and then galloping along the shore to join his friend. There’s a sense of freedom here that I’ve always liked. I’m pleased to hear you’ll write your thoughts about this photo …

      What a coincidence that you found a photo of Marian Anderson shortly after I posted mine. One discovery often leads to another, doesn’t it. [For those who missed it, my grandmother’s photo of Marian Anderson is here: http://www.allysonlatta.ca/2013/02/05/wordless-wednesday-25-for-black-history-month.%5D

  3. carin says:

    I wonder what time of year this is. For some reason I’m thinking Spring and the horse is just so happy about that!

    I was in Twillingate a few years ago, in late May/early June when the icebergs were still floating past. Loved it. We travelled to various places that trip and made oodles of wonderful memories [how could you not in Nfld?] but there was something so special about Twillingate. Our little B&B, the woman that ran it who, when she said she served ‘haigs and bacon’ for breakfast, I thought she meant haggis. Until I noticed that wayward ‘h’ turn up in other places also. Heverywhere, it was!

    Ah, this has been a nice little break in the day.
    Thank you!

  4. I want to do that too! But only when spring comes…

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