Wordless Wednesday photo: 117


©2015 Allyson Latta



Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. I hope this one will bring to mind a memory or stimulate your imagination. Perhaps it will even inspire you to try your hand at some flash (very short) memoir or fiction, or a poem. If it does, please let me know!


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And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions from some of my Canadian writer-photographer friends, coast to coast:

Allison Howard

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)


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  1. I love this – the bold colour, the seductive boudoir feel of it, the casual comfort. I’m trying to figure out if it is a painting or perhaps your own beautiful room?

  2. Oh, I want to be in that painted room! Is it yours? Did you paint it? Do you don that yellow silk smock hanging by the mirror and secretly pull our a very long cigarette holder and wander around with your paint brush adding a blossom here and there? It has a very Bloomsbury feel, this scene. Beautifully and so intriguingly composed … and of course raising so many ?????s.

  3. Cheryl Andrews says:

    Isn’t that just the coolest thing … the painted wall pattern repeated in the reflection of the mirror! I’ve had this urge lately to paint the pantry wall instead of putting up a traditional backsplash. Inspired by your photo today, Allyson.

  4. Birteh says:

    The reflection of the flowers, peonies red and purple, with tiny blue accent flowers, in the gold framed mirror, the one next to the housecoat, speaks of the person who wore that housecoat, who preened herself in the mirror each morning, who checked her look whenever walking out the door to face the world, while breathing, living in this space. It is the room wherein my mother died, and yet lives.

  5. carin says:

    Impossible not to be happy looking at this. Impossible not to want to take that wisp of silk off its hook and swan about what can only be a most interesting and beautiful home! Whoever lives here has some gorgeous energy. Love what’s happening in the mirror too, the top of one flower juxtaposed with the reflection of another’s bottom. So to speak.
    Colour!! Glorious colour. At this time of year (or any) a treat!

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