This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 11 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Seems this week’s favorite number choice was 4444, three times, which takes us mostly to South Africa.
Sherry chose #4046. While visiting Hogsback in South Africa I toured through Saint Patricks on the Hill. Not only is the tiny chapel very sweet but the gardens also offered a real treat. These rhododendrons were just part of the spectacular plants and colors seen.
Diane chose #4 356 wishing for four of her favorite Porsches. Being she is originally from South Africa she might know the name of this duck seen from the Abrahamskraal birdhide at West Coast National Park. Can you help me out on this one Diane?
Barb chose #128, “my street number growing up.” Sure glad this was nobody’s street number in 2006 during the Warm Fire on the Kaibab National Forest. Yet years later growth appears and the skeletal trees form a sculptural beauty with their silhouettes in front of the Vermilion Cliffs and Navajo Mountain over 60 miles away.
Elaine chose #4444, “just because it’s a nice number.” A very nice part of my visit to Port Elizabeth in South Africa included dinner at the Boardwalk with a marvelous light show accompanied by music.
Erin also chose #4444, “just because.” And because I start at 01 every month while labeling photos there are multiple choices. This may not be the most exciting photo I took while visiting West Coast National Park in South Africa but I always take photos of signs to help me remember information later.
MaryBeth chose #5000, “because that’s how many weeds I have pulled out of the garden.” Unfortunately there aren’t many weeds left around the Weaver Mountains after the Yarnell Hill Fire. But they will grow back and nobody will have to pick them.
Lu-Gerda chose #4795, “just a random number.” This image is only 1 of 4 of a panorama taken of a giant fern inside a greenhouse at the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden in South Africa. This fern must have been over 25 feet tall as just this lower trunk was taller than I am.
Bibi also chose #4444, “because once-upon-a-time, I read 4 was my lucky number.” Well multiple 4’s seem to be lucky this week. She really liked last week’s kudus so hope she also enjoys this Ring-tailed Lemur seen at Monkeyland in Plattenberg Bay, South Africa.
Freya chose #4713. She is dreaming of visiting South Africa so I hope she won’t miss an opportunity to stay at Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge in Nature’s Valley. This outdoor common area provides plenty of space to hang out around a fire and listen to music or just visit with other guests.
Firefly chose #4397. How very appropriate because he’s the one who showed me the Cape Recife Lighthouse during our wonderful tour of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I only wish it hadn’t been so windy because then we could have spent some time walking the nearby beach.
Melissa chose #4555 because 4444 was already taken. This is the third image this week from West Coast National Park, South Africa which offers incredible diversity like these snowy white sand dunes along the Atlantic, wetlands, wildlife and cultural history.
My choice this week is a photo of a photo that I am so glad I took because the original burned in my storage shed. This hand painted B&W is of my Mother, Grandmother and Aunt in 1935. Guess I should have it printed and framed once again.
Thank you for playing along with Foto Friday Fun. I really enjoy digging through my archives and pulling the stories from my memories. For next week leave a number between 1000 and 4000 in a comment and maybe see your chosen image next week.
Which one is your favorite from this week?
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