I've heard that old saying so many times, but as a writer, it has a meaning much different from what the quote's author might have imagined. "A picture is worth a thousand words." One would think it means there are no words needed to describe what one is seeing.
To me it means so much more. A picture might be a snapshot in my mind of something I've seen in the past which made an impact and a vivid memory. Or it might be something I'm currently viewing through my window, or it could be an actual picture taken with a camera.
A writer brings all of these to life with words. A writer's paintbrush is words.
In the hands of a writer, a snapshot becomes a scene, and a scene becomes a story.
Yes, it's true. A picture is worth a thousand words...or more.
That's the gift of a writer.