This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 8 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. I so enjoy dipping into memories from over six years ago to less than six months ago.
Arija picked her sister’s birthday #5534 and wrote, “she was one of those rare people walking this earth who not only helped everyone around her, but also thought well of all she met.” I’ll bet she would have also liked this little beggar Honey Badger that I saw at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Just look at those claws that are made for digging. It was reaching for the guide’s heavily booted foot.
Diane wrote, “My friend is getting his 910 Porsche ready for a race next month so that looks like it will have to be my new number.” I wouldn’t mind watching a car race from this lovely swing yet the view might be tough as it’s sitting on the side of the Weaver Mountains in Yarnell, Arizona. And the nearest house can be seen in the distance so I don’t know who uses it other than me when I take a walk outside my back door.
Susie’s “pic for next Friday is 2007 – the year I moved to Saudi Arabia.” Being it’s pretty dry where she lives I’m not sure how many waterfalls she gets to see. This photo was taken at Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa. This is the park’s natural swimming pool but I’d have needed a warmer day to take a dip in these chilly mountain feed waters.
Jo’s request this week is #9000 “as I love the number nine and anything divisible by nine!” Being Jo is from South Africa she might recognize this valley view from the Shale Trail at Karoo Botanical Garden in Worcester. Some absolutely wonderful plants grew along this short loop trail but I didn’t tarry long because here it was sweaty warm under the afternoon sun.
Judy chose #11 for “the number of National Wildlife Refuges I have volunteered at since I went full-time.” Oregon Caves is a National Monument, instead of a Wildlife Refuge, and is closed during winter when I volunteered there. Thank goodness for snow shoes to get around outside but once in the cave it was a balmy 42F.
Sherry chose #1010 for her “childhood phone number.” I give a 10 to the experience of flying over Grand Canyon after rafting the Colorado River, also a 10. And of course this is not the canyon. Even familiar landscapes look a whole lot different from the air and I’ve driven that paved road, SR89A in the lower corner, many times.
Firefly chose #5651 “by closing my eyes and punching numbers.” I’m sure he doesn’t close his eyes when driving to Knysna Lagoon not to far from where he lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I enjoyed this pre-sunset view from the deck of Guinea Fowl Lodge with friends.
Erin chose #21 because “it’s the site number we’re in here at the campground.” Which is in Gulf Shores, Alabama where it’s been raining a lot lately. Takes a lot of rain to grow ferns like these found in the California Redwoods where I often hiked when working at Oregon Caves National Monument.
Thank you for playing along with Foto Friday Fun. If you’d like to leave a number between 1 and 9500 in a comment maybe you can see your chosen image next week. Which one is your favorite from this week?
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