New “U” stories voting reminder . . . and the last of the Still Life paintings

I’m writing this a day before publication (since I’ll be busy) so I don’t know how the views/votes for the “U” stories is progressing. Not well, I’d wager. Not a big deal since we have enough votes to declare a winner (one vote). OK, OK, I know a few readers are still planning to vote, so I’m assuming by the end of the round, we’ll have at least two votes. If we get three votes, I can hope for a three-way tie.  

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.

OK, so these are the last photos from a Still Life contest I had entered. I mean, I had more, but this rounds up the ones I thought worth-while sharing.

Still Life

Two things about this set of photos. One, I’m not going to explain what you are looking at. Two, I’m presenting them in reverse order of how much I like them.

I mean, like all parents, I’ll say I like each one as much as the others, but, you know, in a different way.

Which reminds me of this video about the truth with regards to favorite children. Yes, it’s a comedy, so don’t fret about the visuals.

Anyway, next up, my number two vaforite.

Still Life

So, this is the part where I link older and longer posts . . . like the one at this LINK.

But, I thought I’d also try imparting advice. Well, not advice per se; more like an observation. No, wait; it is advice of sorts. Here, you figure out what it is; just click on this LINK . . . read the comments, too. By the way, this somewhat ties in with the slow traffic and voting for the “U” Stories. It really doesn’t matter if they are well-read or not. It’s the fact we wrote them that’s important.

You know what? I’m going to offer one more LINK . . . a written/visual joke based on a trio of photos I had.

And now, the last and — in my opinion — the best of the Still Life paintings.

Still Life

And with that, this post is nearly done.

This LINK will take you to the SmugMug gallery that has the full-size versions of the above and also photos in recent reminder posts.

I’ll close this update with a gallery of the above plus their monochrome counterparts.

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


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