First “U” stories voting reminder . . . and a few photos

The “U” stories voting block is off and running . . . but no votes. Oh, well. We’ve done so well for a number of rounds that it’s inevitable a slow round was bound to come and visit. I’m hoping this isn’t it, but you never know.

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 U-Stories” are HERE(link) Votes will be accepted until noon, Chicago time, on Wednesday, December 16th.

Just a few photos today because I’m very tired. I’ve been painting and prepping for a couple of days now and — while not back-breaking work — I’ve been on the go for most of the day. Cut into my snacking, it did.

That’s a post . . . a fence post. I don’t know much about it other than it was — and probably still is — in Hawaiʻi.

These next two are from Colorado . . . which you might guess due to the red rocks and lack of water.

If you ask me — and no one does — it looks a bit like a tuskless walrus.

. . . or an opera singer . . .

Finally, this version . . .

Anyone else sees a couple of eyes (one poked out) and a painful smile? If not, I guess I’m in luck. Wait, there’s another version you might see of a profile. If you see either, let me know.

Well, this update has come to an end. As in . . .

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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