I’ve stopped entering photo contests because I never win . . . don’t have the talent . . . they are all rigged . . . the judges have peculiar tastes in photos . . . I don’t really need the prizes.

However, since it’s a near certainty that I will not win, or place, or even come in a distant 3,600th out of a (current) pool of 3,600 entries, and since I was curious about the “Shine a light” theme, I figure I would sacrifice one of my photos to the lost cause.

Ah, but which one?

I read the meaning of “Shine a light” as metaphorically shining a spotlight on a subject or issue to get it noticed.

I’m fresh out of issues since all the good causes seem to have been taken, so I’m left with “subject”.

The “L” Stories voting had a momentary swell of activity (three votes) before falling back to dormant status.

I’d like to think it’s because of my promoting efforts, but I think it’s friends of the twins who account for most of the activity (note to self: get some friends of my own . . . but not too many).

If your life feels devoid of meaning and purpose and you want to spice it up, you can find links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge L-Stories” HERE.<<<Link

Not saying reading these stories and voting will improve your life, but stranger things have happened, so I’d say it’s worth a shot.

 . . . for them who don’t know, once I post a set of photos, I’m likely to post variants (see previous posts). In this case, I again decided to go monochromatic. Specifically, on the photos of the clematis seed head.

Wait . . . why two versions of the same photo?