Wordless Wednesday Photo: 51

Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo below brings to mind a memory or otherwise inspires you to do some writing, I hope you’ll share a comment.

© 2013 Allyson Latta

© 2013 Allyson Latta


Scroll through more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for their takes on Wordlessness (links added as their photos are posted):

Allison Howard (at PhotoAlly)

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (at Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman will return soon


On Writing

Tokens of War: a Seven Treasures post, by Pat Irwin Lycett

Why This Story? Why This Story Now?: Storytelling in the digital age by Rob Kershaw

Interview with Alexandra Leggat (Parts 1 and 2) — Alexandra was guest speaker for my summer Turquoise Waters Writers’ Retreat in the Kawartha Lakes.

“The Pickup Meal,” a Globe and Mail Facts & Arguments essay by Alexandra Risen

The fall session of Memories into Story (online) has begun! Offered through University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, this session features guest Helen Humphreys, author of the memoir Nocturne. Memories into Story II, a graduate-level course, will be offered for the first time in January 2014. Guest author will be Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter. Space is limited.


  1. What a lovely shot. Makes me think of the old song, Mood Indigo, which I can ALMOST hum…. I want to sit on that bench and breathe the mellow autumn air and listen to the waves lapping on the shore…. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Barbara. There were so many things I liked about this scene in real life — which I stumbled upon while on a morning walk. I hoped I’d be able to capture it all.

      I didn’t know that tune, but I’ve listened to it now on YouTube — by Duke Ellington. Lovely.

  2. It makes me feel like taking a snooze in the warm sun – what a lovely depiction of a lovely spot!

  3. Cheryl says:

    What a handsome vista … I’d love to sit on that bench under the willow and just breath!

  4. carin says:

    Things I love about this pic/place:

    The blue of the shade.
    The way the willow ‘just’ grazes the ground.
    The birds by the water (who I sense will respect the need for privacy and solitude of anyone clever enough to take a moment on that bench).
    That bench.

    • Such a nice comment, Carin. Thank you. As soon as I came around the bend, I fell in love with the light in this scene — glittering on the water, filtering through the willow branches, casting long shadows across the ground. The photo’s taken at Toogood Pond in Unionville and I’ve walked the path many times, but never before seen the light quite like this.

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