Wordless Wednesday: July 6, 2016

A wee bit o’ summertime whimsy. (Okay, yes, I know those are words.)


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 write — memoir, fiction, or a poem. If it does, please let me know in the comments or by email via the Contact tab on my home page!

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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 (posted below; she’s recovering from surgery today and didn’t get this up on her own blog, but she still managed to contribute!)

Barbara's photo







Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)


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  1. Cheryl says:

    So very clever! Even the smiles are identical. Great composition, Allyson.

  2. No way! How did you do this? The whole composition makes me smile and feel good. It says summertime and innocence. And you added the clever touch.

  3. carin says:

    For a moment I thought this was post-processing trickery magic, that the little girl and the guy coming down the stairs were as real as the boy. If it’s in fact a mural, it’s actually even better trickery magic for the spot-on perfection of boy placement (his hand holding those balloons is what makes it look so real). Kudos to him. And to you!

  4. Elizabeth Yeoman says:

    One thing I love about this is that it is kind of a double trompe l’oeil: the mural itself looks almost real (as Carin said, it could be just some post processing on a real scene) and then the boy “holding” the balloons. Brilliant!

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