13 thoughts on “wordless wednesday

  1. Oh, the possibilities! Are you giving or receiving? Is it a book or a box of chocolates? Will the person who opens this package be surprised, delighted, touched – or shocked? Looks like the beginning of a good story to me …

    1. That was exactly the intention. Nothing like a plain brown wrapper to ignite the imagination. (;
      Thanks, Susan!

      Oh, and inside… not chocolates nor book, but a homemade CD from cousins in Europe in my mother’s first language, one that’s only spoken by a handful of people in a tiny region of the alps. It used to be common in the area but younger people no longer use it. So they’re trying to keep it from going extinct. Or at least slow down the process.

  2. Oh, I want to open it NOW!!! What a lovely intriguing picture in so many ways, the textures, even the little triangle of fringe in the bottom corner … the sleek promise of the wrapping paper, so elegantly simple, and the understated “bow”. I love it. Also, how elegantly this all comes through in black and white!

    1. I often ‘see’ a photo after I’ve taken it. That was the case here. [Isn’t that bow great?? That’s how it came. It’s from my cousin in Europe and I loved knowing she tied that string.]

  3. Anticipation! – an unopened parcel – but is it meant to be unopened for a while, just to look at, to savour? The subtle contrast of materials add to the moodiness and mystery of the photograph and story.

    1. Thanks, Allison. I didn’t notice the textures until after the shot. So often the case with me. I just liked the simplicity of the brown paper package tied with string… one of my favourite things.

  4. Mystery present … something special for Friday? Nicely framed shot. The tones you chose really work beautifully with the smooth wrapping and textured throw!

  5. Hi Carin,

    I stumbled on your blog by accident a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying it. I wanted to let you and your readers know about a wordless Wednesday poetry challenge I’m hosting on my blog to celebrate National Poetry Month. See http://www.commatology.com/2014/04/01/spring-has-sprung/

    I’ll be posting a photo every Wednesday this month and inviting submissions of a poem (or poems) it inspires. The randomly selected winner will choose a gift package of books from Brick Books.

    Hope you’ll join my poetry party!

    Leslie in northern BC

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