Second “R” stories voting reminder . . . and a few more photos

The Alphabet Challenge “R” Stories voting round continues on its two-week journey.

If you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge R-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link Votes will be accepted until noon on October 20th.

I’m still using the Classic Block (in the Block Editor environment) and I’m having no issues with it. Yes, there are a few things different, but if I can adapt to having Trump as President . . . let’s just say this is trivial in comparison.

So, a few photos . . .

A little bit of background as to why I snapped this photo (in addition to, you know, swans).

Many people have issues with Canada geese getting on their lawn and doing what Canada geese are primarily known for . . . crapping all over the place.

People who have to deal with them crap-machines look for all manner of methods to keep them out of their yard . . . and one suggested method is to buy what are essentially swan decoys. Fake swans to put in your yard. The thinking is that the two species compete with each other and swans don’t tolerate Canada geese nearby.

I present the above as evidence of no such animosity. By the way, those are young swans in the foreground, still waiting to become beautiful.

Next up, on a chilly Illinois morning, a squirrel is catching the early morning sun in what i presume is an effort to warm up . . . it may also be it had a late night and could still use a few minutes of sleep.

The Gallery for these and other photos from “reminder posts” is HERE<<<Link. The photos may only slightly larger (30-50%, depending on whether I cropped the photo) but the details — and quality — are better in SmugMug than here.

Here’s today’s “extra” link . . . HERE.<<link . . . we talking about photography. Specifically, photography and my approach to it.

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