Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"A picture's worth a thousand words"

As writers, we create images that places pictures in a reader's mind. If we see an object, a person, a place, a thing, we can take our "thousand words" and create the scene(s) beyond the image, and as well, we create thought and character and mood and scene to attach to the images.











































































































A rose is a rose is a rose in a photo, but: Who took the photo of the rose; who stands behind the camera, and why that rose? Who tended the garden of this rose, loved it, cared for it? Will a finger be pricked by its thorn and draw blood? Will the rose be plucked from the garden and given to someone, or put on a grave, or placed in a vase in someone's kitchen, or taken far away from its home. Will the rose grow older, begin to brown at its edges, and finally, all the petals all to the ground, gone. Will next spring and summer, the rose return--again and again--always without fail the rose returns. The rose is the most beautiful it has ever been and will never be again and it knows it, uses its beauty to its advantage. The rose is among so many other roses, how will it ever be noticed? The rose is; that is how it will be.

These images here today can speak for themselves or you can create the words, the story, behind them. I am now going to go work on SWEETIE. Deadline approaches fast for Melissa and Sweetie's story, which will be released this November (and for those of you who ask about The Graces Saga III - it is scheduled to be released next summer). Enjoy your day!





10 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

My second love, after writing, is photography. And "pictures are worth a thousand words" and have their own stories.

I love what you wrote about the rose! It's amazing how one simple picture can tell so many stories!

Titus said...

Wow, but my heart's with the bug!

colbymarshall said...

Beautiful! Love the snake! I love snakes (even if it makes me strange!)

Deb Shucka said...

I love these pictures and the stories they might be telling. Love your rose possibilities. So excited to have more of your beautiful writing to look forward to.

Debbie said...

November will be here before we know it! How exciting.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful photos and rose piece. You are on a roll, sha! Cheers!

Terri Tiffany said...

#3?? Whoo hoo!! I'm about halfway #2 and loving it:))) It's my afternoon break each day:)
Now the snake picture you could delete for me.:)

Karen said...

Good pics and thought-provoking. Blessings as you meet your deadline.

Jill of All Trades said...

Love the pic's. This is so very true and I love a well written piece that makes that picture in my mind, takes me away, away.

Glynis said...

Loved the pics, thanks for sharing!