Wordless Wednesday photo: 79

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.


©2014 Allyson Latta

©2014 Allyson Latta


Scroll through more of my photos here.

And check out these Wordless Wednesday contributions from some of my (not typically wordless) writer friends. Links will be added throughout the day Wednesday.

Allison Howard

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)


Recent posts on writing

Interview with NYC restaurateur and memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton (Parts 1 and 2)

Using Creole, and Other Regional Dialects, in Writing, guest post by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Dipping My Toes in Grenadian Waters: My first residential writers’ retreat, guest post by Janet Weiss-Townsend

Will Come the Words (series): Author Catherine Gildiner’s creative spaces (Note: Catherine will be guest author for the fall session of my UofT online course Memories into Story I, which starts September 22)

Memoir as Survival: On writing Lorenzo’s Heart, guest post by Jennifer Massoni Pardini


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  1. How delicate and lovely! The gentle colours, the intricacy of detail of the wheat stalk and the structure of the butterfly (or moth) wing and little wiry antennae. A great shot.

  2. Mary says:

    This is a great shot on many levels: blurred background, colour of grain, unique colour of butterfly. But what I also like about it is how it captures the temperature and the time of year. There’s something soothing in the colours, the composition – the knowledge that it’s fleeting and we must appreciate these moments now before the change in season.

  3. carin says:

    Everything Mary and Barbara said. Plus… what were you doing when this fellow happened by? Did you see him, then run for your camera (and he politely waited), or maybe you were shooting the wheat and he flew into the shot? That’s the story here for me. ‘How The Shot Came To Be’.

    I adore the colour, and those black dots on the wing. A pale yellow domino in flight.

  4. Oh how exquisite, Allyson. That delicate green of the butterfly against the delicate sand colour of the grain makes me sigh with gentle summer relaxation. What perfect detail too!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Lovely tone-on-tone shot here, Allyson. The eye is pulled in by the foliage and THEN … such a lovely surprise to discover that delicate winged creature!

  6. I think the hint of green here and there in the background really makes this image work as it complements and enhances the pale yellow green of the moth (or butterfly?) A lovely delicate photo!

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