Wordless Wednesday photo: 63

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


©2010 Allyson Latta

©2011 Allyson Latta


Scroll through more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for their takes on Wordlessness:

Allison Howard (PhotoAlly)

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)


Recent posts on writing

Happy New Year from Allyson

Vanishing Letters of War: What We Stand to Lose, an essay by Allison Howard

Will Come the Words: Ann Vanderhoof’s (floating) creative space

“Poetry resembles the graceful nature of dance; it is like a moving thought,” interview with poetry prize winner Natalia Darie

Travelling to Write: Reflections aboard a Cargo Ship, an essay by Sandra Shaw Homer


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  1. Cheryl says:

    Gorgeous silhouette against that bluest sky rising in perfect architectural order from the mounds of chaotic red rocks! Great capture, beautifully presented, Allyson.

  2. carin says:

    That blue is striking. It actually looks as if the rock has been carved out against a backdrop. And the incongruous placement of the building. Wineries are often set in funky locales… so that’s my guess. But where??

    As for inspiring ‘story’… as a house it certainly would. What madcap types would live here and what’s next door? Where does one buy rotisserie chicken and is the Saturday paper delivered?


  3. What a terrific and surprising juxtaposition of shapes. Made me laugh out loud when I clicked on. Haven’t read the comments above yet, want to linger for a few minutes first in surprise. Love the colours too, the singing blue, the hot sienna of the rocky hill. Very satisfying altogether.

  4. Allyson, we’ve been here and you captured it beautifully including the little “ledge” on the cross. Isn’t it an amazing building?

  5. Reminded me of Zabriskie Point’ (which I just googled and it was shot in Arizona, too) and the house on the cliff which got blown up! Then I noticed the cross. Nice architect/designer use of landscape, a constructed temple amongst the natural ones… Kind of fortress like, too, though. How huge is it? Is it pink or white? I like your balanced composition.

  6. Wouldn’t you love to be the kind of architect who gets to design buildings like this? I would love to see what the light does inside the building too, and whether it echoes the landscape indoors as well as out.

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