Twenty-four hours “V” stories voting non-reminder . . . and a few birds

I think I’ve figured it out . . . people are tired of these reminders. Basically, the constant reminders about the V” stories block voting deadline is just an irritant. Don’t worry, I’m not here to remind you there are twenty-four hours remaining before the voting window closes — although, you know, that’s true when this post goes live — but rather to tell you a few corny one-liners.

What did the fish say when he hit the concrete wall?

What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long?

What’s the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
Anyone can roast beef.

What do you get when you toss a hand grenade into a kitchen in France?
Linoleum blown apart.

Anyway, if you’ve already voted for a favorite story, the writers thank you. If you haven’t voted, and you spent time reading this, you now have less than 24 hours before the voting round ends. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge V-Stories” are HERE(link) Votes will be accepted until Noon (Central Time) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

So, a more birds . . . .

This was taken from the lanai of the condo we rented while in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The bird is flying up to grab seeds from the upright pod. The pod contains a lot of seeds, and they are light enough to get blown all over the place. I know I shared the seeds in a post but I can’t find it right now.

No, wait . . .

Those are many seeds in a sheet . . . and there are hundreds of sheets like those in the pods.

These next guys . . . whose names escape me right now, forage on the ground, which seems less strenuous.

Similar birds — but perhaps the same bird — shot months apart and treated to different post-processing.

This next guy (if I remember correctly) is somewhat rare or at least uncommon on the islands — and again, I’m not looking it up — forages in the tide pools by the sea.

This next photo is of a leaf . . . but it looks like some kind of slug.

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.

Oh . . . I should link a few old posts just to flesh out this offering . . . how about THIS<<link and THIS<<link to posts about horses and surfing . . . but not surfing horses.

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