Restyled rock and “L” stories voting reminder

The “L” Stories voting has stalled, but you can be the one to kickstart it back to life. If that sounds like a mission you’re willing to accept, you can find links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge L-Stories” HERE.<<<Link

Clicking on the above link will take you to the post with the poll where you can cast your vote. The post also contains links to the individual stories, in case you’ve yet to read them. Hint: read them all before voting. After voting, readers can — if so moved — spread the news about the story to friends and family. Or, not. But, we hope for yes.

So . . . the rock (geode<<link) I’ve been sharing — while interesting — ain’t exactly in the same league as geodes showcased in photos and museums. Not wanting my rock to come down with an inferiogeode complex, so I treated the photos to a bit of Topaz Labs Restyle plugin . . .

Whereas before we showcased shape and texture, these treatments are all about the colors.

Of course, as with most geodes, it’s not until you turn them over that you get to see the amazing colors.

geodes come in all sorts of colors, driven by whatever chemical is being crystallized . . .

Yes, even fluorescent formations. 

But, let’s get close and personal with these colorful rocks (and, yes, I know there’s only one; just play along, OK? Most people don’t read the text, so they’ll assume these are all different). 

By the way, you might notice the photos loading a little slower than usual. For some reason, these turned out to be very large files once I finished processing them, and even with cutting them down and lowering the quality, they turned out to range from about 1MB to 3MB.

. . . anyway, inside . . .

You can see the full-size photos in the SmugMug Gallery HERE.<<<Link

Or, you can click on the individual photos for a larger (but not-full-size) view, or just scroll through the gallery below:

I know some (mighty few) people miss my long posts . . . but, if you are one of the few, there are many posts worth revisiting. THIS POST from 2014, for example.

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