This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 10 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Just a few real oldies this week along with several more recent memories from the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
Jo chose #10, “It’s the age of our oldest granddaughter, Eryn.” I met Eryn while camping at Monks Cowl in the Drakensburg when she was seven. Jo’s son John, father to Eryn, guided me on a hike into the Draks where we saw these baboons watching us on the way back from our overnight up in the lush green mountains.
Elaine chose #68, “Having just had another birthday roll around, I’ll go with my age this time.” Happy belated Birthday young woman. This crazy quilt was made way before our time and the owner graciously allowed me to display it in my store for the Western Art Show held during the town’s Founder’s Day 1984. Sorry for the awful quality of this pre-digital photo.
Bibi chose #55, “the first two digits of my social security number.” Which only tells me she wasn’t born in the mid-west but probably in the western US. Yet I believe we are similar in age so think she will identify with this piece of my high school art from 1971. Remember those bell-bottom pants?
Diane chose #312, for a “Porsche tractor model.” Won’t need a tractor for this light dusting of snow seen on the meadows of the Kaibab National Forest just north of the park in early October, 2011. Winter can begin early at over 8,000 feet (2438 m).
Arija chose #180, “the street number of our farm. It means that it is 1.8 km from the main road.” This rainbow over Roaring Springs Canyon seemed only a little over 1.8 km (1.1 mile) from where I stood. But the pot of gold was way down in the bottom of Grand Canyon.
Sherry chose #432, “for no reason at all.” Well, there is a very good reason to have a yurt near the North Kaibab trailhead for winter rim-to-rim hikers across Grand Canyon. What a delight to be off the ground with a wood stove to keep you warm. This yurt can be reserved by permit from December 1 to April 15.
Mary Beth chose #70, “because that was my LAST birthday.” I don’t know if that’s how old she was on her last birthday, or when she quit having birthdays. But I do know she’s getting ready to take a “ROADTRIP!” I sure would love to think of her cruising north on this highway past the Echo Cliffs and headed for Vermilion Cliffs on her way to see me at the North Rim.
Melissa chose #225, “For some unknown reason, maybe the sugar high from lunch, I just did some math! Our choice of 450 photos divided by 2 = 225… Silly I know!” No sugar, or any other kind of high, from these delicious Shaggy Mane mushrooms that should be popping up soon here on the North Rim. What a fun way to pick a number.
Firefly chose #137. This puts us on the Transept Trail for sunset at the North Rim.
Sallie also chose #55, “because we will celebrate that wedding anniversary this coming fall.” I believe she’d enjoy receiving flowers for her anniversary like this Tiger Lily which grew along Caves Creek campground in Oregon where I was the camp hostess in 2007.
My choice this week was a fortunate capture of the infamous Kaibab Squirrel drinking from the water fountain in the campground at the North Rim.
Thank you for joining Foto Friday Fun. It’s always a real treat to dig through my archives and pull the stories from my memories. For next week leave a number between 100 and 1000 in a comment and maybe see your chosen image next week.
Which one is your favorite from this week?
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