This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 9 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Seems to be a theme going this week for birthdays and phone numbers, and bloggers I’ve met and hope to meet in the future.
Elaine chose #63 for the year she graduated from High School. Shortly after I graduated from high school I got my first dog which my then boyfriend didn’t like and Reggie the Yorkie ended up becoming my Dad’s dog. Soon after I got another dog and hit the road to travel around the States yet unfortunately Denver was a chewer and ended up costing me a fortune I didn’t have. After getting married many years later I again brought a dog home and Denali was a gem. Yet my most recent dog, Carson, will always be my favorite and traveled with me for 12 years before climbing the rainbow bridge. This is one of my favorite photos of him.
Arija choose #7961 for the birth date of her son, “a big boy now and, being a professional photographer, often helps his ageing mother.” I’m no professional photographer yet have been taking photos since I was 10–that’s 49 years–and believe I get better all the time. Unfortunately I cut off the backend of this young warthog while snapping away in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Sometimes I don’t get the best shots, but I rarely delete the bad ones.
Susie picked #531 “for May 31 – the day I’ll be traveling back to the states for the summer.” I know she’ll appreciate this rainy view because she lives in the heat of Saudi Arabia. Plus I hope this image teases her enough to come visit me at the canyon this summer while she’s in Arizona. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other.
Lu-Gerda picked #8586, “the last 4 digits of my phone number.” I’m saving that number for my next visit to South Africa so we can meet. I love just tripping upon places and people when I travel and that’s what happened when I ended up at Rodene Farm Cottages in Cere’s because a very helpful woman at the local Information Center made my reservation there after I asked her for a place to stay looking at all the surrounding mountains. I walked to the dam for sunset.
Sherry chose #7777 “since that’s my birthdate and my daughter’s. Different months, different years but same date.” An appropriate photo choice for Sherry because as a full-time RVer and traveler she visits a lot of parks and visitor centers, and like me also takes photos of signs. So here’s a sign for her about geology of the world and South Africa.
Bibi chose #248 which I hoped would be another tease for her possible visit to Grand Canyon this month. Unfortunately that isn’t going to happen but maybe this image taken from the Cape Royal overlook will hold her until she can visit.
Jo also chose the last four digits of her phone number, 5669, but it’s her Tanzania phone so I haven’t used that number yet. However we did talk both on the phone and in real time when we met in Knysna, South Africa. I hope this wonderful memory of the view from Guinea Fowl Lodge where we stayed helps her feel better soon as she’s been under the weather lately. Sorry it’s not a better photo, but kind of fun.
Sally picked #737 “since I seem to spend a lot flying these past few months!” At least she doesn’t have to flap her wings like these hamerkops I saw in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Maybe she’ll fly there some day.
Erin chose #411 “for my birthday.” I’ll bet this squirrel thought it was its birthday upon discovering all this easy for the taking food. This shot through a dirty window where I winter in central Arizona.
Thank you for playing along with Foto Friday Fun. If you’d like to leave a number between 1 and 9800 in a comment maybe you can see your chosen image next week. Which one is your favorite from this week?
Remember to check out the Geogypsytraveler Facebook page for more photos as I label all the images from South Africa I post every 100th shot.