This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 10 images chosen by readers from my photo files including some oldies because I asked for low numbers. This is Geogypsy’s 2000th post. Thank you all for following along.
Jim and Diana chose #365, “as that’s the distance (in millions of miles) that Jupiter is from Earth at its closest. It is currently really bright in the evening sky.” And I’ve seen that brightness of Jupiter yet wonder if its volcanic moon looks anything like the amazing lava flow landscape at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Jeff chose #12, “the number of mountain passes in your 2013 South Africa mountain pass blog [post].” No mountains to be found when I visited Freeport, Bahama in December 1974. In fact I never saw anything but the beach for several days because the place was way too expensive for a 20-year old.
Sallie and Bill chose #721. The Colorado River has taken many boats for a hard ride, fortunately not the ones I was on during my 2011 rafting adventure. Here we stopped to see one the boats left behind, the Ross Wheeler, and hear the story of why.
Donna chose #58. Although not a wild animal, this Nubian goat was in the petting area at the California Living Museum where I volunteered as an animal keeper in Bakersfield, California during the late 1980s. Most of the animals were injured or imprinted wildlife.
Yogi chose #2. I’m not sure when this photo was taken of my Grandma Bea’s cabin on Enterprise Lake, Elcho, Wisconsin. I spent many happy times swimming in the lake even though Grandma had to greet me with a salt shaker to remove the leaches when I came out of the water. I picked blueberries in the woods for pancakes. Made card houses during the rain with Grandma’s pinochle decks while listening to the plinks, plops, and drips of water in pans and bowls because the roof leaked. Many wonderful memories.
My choice a Colorado River view from Moran Point on the South Rim Grand Canyon National Park. So I’m way behind on sharing travels and life adventures. Went to the South Rim briefly last week. Honest, I’ll try to post soon.
Thank you for playing along with Foto Friday Fun which allows me to share these photographs and memories. Please join in next week by leaving a number between 1 and 2000 in your comment below.
Do you have a favorite this week?