This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 12 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. I hope you’ll enjoy the many National Park and wildlife images for this week.
Jo chose “6332, our landline telephone number when we lived on the diamond mines of Namibia.” The sun sparkles like diamonds on these waves at Storms River Mouth Tsitsikamma National Park. I sat for hours entranced by these gems and took many 100s of photos.
Arija picked “1898, the year my wonderfully resilient mother was born. She was the epitome of mother earth.” I’m guessing your Mother would have appreciated the resourcefulness of this Raven finding a convenient meal of bugs from the wheel well of my truck parked at Grand Canyon.
Diane keeps choosing Porsche model numbers, 914 this week. But not even a Porsche would slip through this crack in the rock. Wire Pass slot canyon isn’t for driving through anyway. In fact sometimes I had to turn sideways between the towering sandstone cliffs to squeeze through.
Keeping with Sherry’s love for all things nature her choice of #66 crossed my trail while working at Mesa Verde National Park. This harmless Gopher snake had to be at least three feet long. It startled me and although I’m not keen on snakes I just had to take it’s photo.
Barb chose #567 for three more of her grandkid’s ages. They are young but not as small as this Rufus Hummingbird spotted out my back window last year at the canyon. Almost time to put the feeders out again.
Elaine seems ready for spring in Alaska but chose “the temperature as my number for next week: 28.” The temperature was more like 28C (82F) back in 2005 when I visited friends in San Felipe, Baja Mexico. The guys held up that rock for me to walk under. Wasn’t that chivalrous of them.
Susie’s favorite photo last week, like many others, was sunset over the Indian Ocean because it’s “moody.” This fog along Highway 67 in the Kaibab National Forest looks rather moody as well. Susie’s choice of #310 “for March 10th – the birthday of both of my grand-daughters, but 20 years apart!”
Melissa commented, “I’m thinking of 5689 in honor of my son’s birthday. May 6, 1989.” I’m thinking there’s no correlation to this red-winged starling that repeatedly snagged some placed corn on the porch rail. Marta at Guinea Fowl Lodge in Knysna South Africa said it came every day and there’s a nest nearby.
Sallie says she’s “a sucker for sunsets” and chose #208 which just happens to be a sunset over the Widforss Plateau at Grand Canyon National Park. Did you know that Ranger’s get paid in sunsets?
Jonker is still choosing high numbers that “will bring up beautiful SA pics” and no wonder because he lives in South Africa. His choice of #7158 features a Dark Chanting Goshawk at Camdeboo National Park. Think it’s looking for a meal?
Chris chose #1982 for no particular reason and mentioned the memories that go with photos. So right. From here I remember thinking, did we really walk this far up the side of a mountain? Yet Echo Ravine trail provided amazing views at Golden Gate Highlands National Park and later we walked to the waterfall you can see just left of center. Good memories all.
Erin chose #2994, “the number of the home we sold before beginning our fulltime life on the road.” At Addo Elephant National Park I saw numerous warthogs along the road. Seems I hear a lot of people say they’re ugly, but I think the youngsters are especially fine looking with that dashing mustache.
Thank you for playing along. I hope you’re all enjoying Foto Friday Fun because it gives me an opportunity to share some of my 100s of 1000s of photos. If you’d like to leave a number between 1 and 9000 in a comment maybe you can see your chosen image next week. Which one is your favorite from this week?
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