This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 6 images chosen by readers from my photo archives.
Elaine chose #729, “for my coming birthday.” The one year ‘birthday’ of the Yarnell fire just past and life returns. Although the colorful wildflowers from spring are now just brown stalks, growth continues and new trees are planted. This is the ‘rock’ garden next to what used to be my storage shed.
Jo chose #911, “which is the date (apart from the 9/11 historical connotation in the USA) on which my dear, beloved dad, Andries, died. He was born in the same era as Nelson and every bit as wise and wonderful as our great statesman.” Last week we celebrated Mandela’s birthday and although difficult to loose special people their memories should carry on to future generations. Let us hope the same is true for our National Parks around the world, set aside to preserve for future generations. The historic Grand Lodge built in the 1930s is part of that legacy and still serving visitors to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. I took this shot in April before we opened, and yes, that’s snow.
Sherry chose #6767 in the spirit of Nelson Mandela International Day last Friday when people of the world were asked to take 67 minutes of action to make the world a better place. I know she’d agree that National Parks help make the world a better place and Tsitsikamma along the South African coast belongs in that group of special places. Sherry and David have hiked along many park shorelines in the US and go out of their way for waterfalls so I think they’d like the Tsitsikamma waterfall trail where this shot was taken in February this year.
Bo chose #1882, “the year my great grandmother was born, one of the most courageous women I’ve ever known who lived with bravely and perseverance in a world not quite ready for her visionary/independent ways.” I think these kind of characteristics are carried in the genes because Bo sure demonstrates them. I admire women who step out independently but would have a difficult time walking a one mile trail in 3” heels like this Zion National Park visitor. I guess we all march to a different drummer.
Diane chose #3339, another variation on the high number of choice. This tree seen in Hluhluwe iMfolozi National Park caught my eye as a true variation in growth pattern with its tipping ways. Of course it might have had a gentle push by an elephant passing by.
Yogi chose #996, “because that is almost the exact distance from where I live in Tulsa to my Dad’s house in Idaho Falls.” He recently completed that road trip with his son but I’ll bet they didn’t get any lion sightings along the way. Experiencing a family of lions walk right past the vehicle in Kruger National Park took my breath away. Although I have seen many lions since then, my first visit in 2010 will always be the most memorable. Thanks Joan for sharing this.
My choice this week is the first Huge canyon view when arriving at Jumpup Point, the most remote place I’ve experienced on the rim of Grand Canyon.
Thank you for joining in Foto Friday Fun where readers choose a number from my archives and I share the corresponding photo and a story. To join in the fun for next week leave a number between 01 and 9993 in a comment and feel free to leave a reason for your number choice.
Do you have a favorite from this week?
I have so many photos to share so as I label them (yes, I’m anal like that) I post every 100th image on the Geogypsy Facebook page where you can follow along.
Capturing the present for future memories of the past
I HAVE AN IDEA! Do you have SO many photos that you’d like to share more? Would you participate in a Foto Friday Fun meme? I can create a link for us all to connect and share our photos and memories. Every week a participant could choose a number for the following week participants. Or am I the only one who’s photos are numbered in some way, like the camera’s number or date even? If interested, let me know and please offer suggestions how to make this work. I’d like to see more of your photos and stories shared. Plus it’s a great way to expand our blogger friends and readers.