Again, still pining for “M” stories votes

Only a few more days to make a difference in some unknown writer’s egos . . . not that they need any help in that regard.

If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge M-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

Here are a few photos reworked and presented as a thank you for your participation . . .

That’s access to a beach on Martha’s Vineyard.

Once again, these photos were processed using Topaz Studio 1.0 with the Impression 2.0 and Restyle (Topaz Labs) plugins.

That’s the Friendship of Salem<<link, docked in — obviously — Salem.

That’s from my trip out East to attend the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop.

A scene from my favorite National Park, Yellowstone. I believe that’s the Madison River<<link.

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

Edited to Add: it’s a bit confusing, but I had two posts with the same name, and the link below wasn’t pointing to the post I mention in the paragraph. Both issues have been corrected. Sorry for any confusion it may have created.

I chanced upon THIS POST<<link from 2013 and was struck by how much things are the same and what I predicted has come to be . . . namely, a racial wedge is being driven at the core of this country by people (Republicans, Democrats, black, white, latinos, and so on) who seek . . . well, I don’t know what they seek. Certainly not to unite onto a common goal of equality and prosperity for all. Be warned, you may find it uncomfortable. That’s because those kinds of conversations are always uncomfortable, and that’s also why we should have them.

Or, you could read THIS POST<<link which should be a lot more calming than the other. 

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6 Responses to Again, still pining for “M” stories votes

  1. (Thank goodness some outdoor scenery – and without rain)
    The first one looks so similar to a path in Galveston – the universal beach entrance, I guess. Like the turquoise-ish shading that textures and emphasizes the rocks at the front then notices the grass looks pretty Van Gogh-ish, too
    (Of course I always like boats and Yellowstone (dreams of yore when it wasn’t overrun…)


    • disperser says:

      Universal beach access is right . . . it looks very much like Florida, but the beach in Florida is whiter and coarser (down Pensacola way). Hawaii, same geometry, but different sand (black, or just plain lava).

      Still, there’s something about walking and coming upon an opening with a view to a huge expanse of water . . . perhaps it’s the explorer in us . . . or, the possibility of standing in waist-deep water and freely peeing without anyone being the wiser.

      As for Yellowstone . . . we purposefully used to travel in the Fall . . . but these days, the start of school doesn’t always mean a drop in tourists. Perhaps the virus will keep crowds from visiting.


  2. AnnMarie says:

    All three photos are wonderful to just look at and contemplate with pleasure. I gravitate towards the beach entrance and mother prefers the river. Nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      Thanks. Difficult choosing between the two. If I really had to choose, I’d do Yellowstone just for the sheer diversity of sights and photo opportunities.


  3. Wonderful reworking! Beautiful scenes that are now very artistic-al.
    I, too, see some Mr. van Gogh in the greens and browns…and I see Mr. John Constable in the clouds.
    Hope you all are having a good day!
    (((HUGS))) :-)


    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Carolyn . . . I don’t remember the artist I’m emulating, but it could be the earless one. I wasn’t familiar with Constable’s paintings, so thanks for mentioning him.

      We are having a decent day, thanks for asking. And, of course, hope yours is a good one as well.

      Liked by 1 person

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