The December Challenge: A-B-C, It’s As Easy As 1-2-3

I see we are nearing the end of another month and another challenge. I have definitely been entertained by your words and pictures that show your weather conditions. I’ve seen your blue skies, your cloudy skies, your fog, your frost, your rain, your sleet, your light snowfall, and even your heat. For the most part, it looks like you’ve all had pretty decent weather.

I have a new challenge for December and I hope it will offer all of us some amazing new opportunities. And, best of all, it will be super-easy. As easy as A-B-C.

Here’s the deal.

  • I was having a hard time coming up with new challenge ideas and I don’t want to repeat old ones.
  • After an unspecified number of hours of searching for something easy, a Jackson 5 song came to mind. A-B-C. That’s the paradigm of easiness.
  • All you have to do for the December challenge is take pictures from your hikes or bike rides of things that begin with the letters “A” or “B” or “C.”
  • There is only one restriction. You cannot use a descriptive color. For example, you cannot post a picture of a “brown rat.” It’s a rat, which begins with an “R.” But you CAN post a picture of a bat, because bat begins with a “B.”
  • Just now, since I am a generous and benevolent czar, I decided to extend the challenge to include things beginning with “D” and “E.”
  • Be aware that there is a good chance I might use other letters of the alphabet in future months when I can’t think of anything more creative.
  • I thank you in advance for your participation.

Here is an example of what I’m looking for in the December A-B-C Challenge. BRIDGE

10 response to "The December Challenge: A-B-C, It’s As Easy As 1-2-3"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: November 29, 2021

    This sounds like we can have fun with this Greg. Just looking at your photo, not only is there a BRIDGE, but there’s a BIKE (of course), and CABLES on the bridge, and CONCRETE, and CLOUDS, and I think I see a CAR.

    • By: gregblood Posted: November 29, 2021

      It looks like this challenge will be EXTRA easy for you, Bob.

    • By: gregblood Posted: November 29, 2021

      You will get no credit for the “A” and the “Brown.” If you were to submit that in December, I might even disqualify the “Cow” part on the grounds of Serious Violation of the Rules.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 29, 2021

    Sounds fun Greg. Now if we find one thing with one of the letters, can we use it again? For example, if we use a Bridge for B, can we get a different Bridge for another B? I assume that will be fine, otherwise it could be a short month!! But wanted to be sure.

    • By: gregblood Posted: November 29, 2021

      Yup, you can use the same objects as many times as you want–as long as they begin with A,B,C,D or E.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 29, 2021

    So no zebras allowed

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 30, 2021

    Q-U-E-estion?
    Is this limited to just one word?

    As an example only: A {telephone} vis a vis a {telephone pole}?

    This will be an interesting, challenging, and fun challenge.

    Thanks O Great Czar!

    • By: gregblood Posted: November 30, 2021

      Yes, I’d prefer one word, but I’m not going to get all anal about it. I just want everyone to have fun. I’ll issue disqualifications on a case-by-case basis.

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