This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 10 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Several people chose ages for either themselves or someone else. Considering we are all youngsters these low numbers bring out some real treasures from the past, though not always of the highest quality photos.
Firefly chose #13, “An unlucky number for most but my fav number.” This image shows a lucky day for me, when I got married. Maybe another lucky number would be the day I divorced but that’s a different story. Here you see my Dad and Mom, husband and me, and my two step-children. The wedding was performed at Morton Arboredum so all 40 guests had to pay $1 to attend. Reception held later at a restaurant.
Jo chose #61, “I’m heading for that age in 2014.” Jo is a birder so should like her choice this week of a burrowing owl who lived at the California Living Museum where I volunteered as an animal keeper. We called this one Wilbur and the other one Orville.
Diane chose #71 following Jo’s lead for her age, I presume next year. She’s a jewelry maker so will probably appreciate this necklace I strung many years ago. I haven’t taken out beads almost since I started blogging. Maybe I should put together a store page on the blog to sell some of the pieces I still have, like this one.
Sally chose #164, “just because!” My dear friend Berta collects just because she can and this display of colorful glass over her sink shows what amazing taste she has. I loved when the morning light created a colorful glow in this window. So glad I took photos of this because it is now just a memory after the Yarnell Fire.
The butterbean carpenter, who may be a new reader so I don’t know if they blog, chose #173, “for why I don’t know !!!” I’d like to welcome you to Geogypsy with this sunset over Transept Canyon. Did you know that Rangers get paid in sunsets?
Yogi chose #197, “It just popped in my head.” Even after six seasons my eyes pop every time I look into Grand Canyon. Yet my favorite sight is the ever changing light and shadow play as the sun moves across the sky. Can you see where the shadow of Angels Gate is perfectly outlined on the far canyon wall towards the left?
Arija chose #77, “Yep, I have reached three score years and seventeen, aren’t I lucky?” Yes, I believe you are lucky in many ways Arija. Your number takes us back to 1986 when I made this stained glass clock as a wedding gift for friends.
Elaine chose #57, “our high temperature for the last two days, and likely the last we’ll see in the 50s for a good like time.” Being she lives in Alaska there will be plenty more of this white stuff than I see here in Yarnell, Arizona.
My choice this week, twice because I couldn’t decide and seems they couldn’t either: Three generations of elephants in Kruger National Park, my favorite animals on safari, with lions my second or maybe zebras or… Guess I’m thinking elephants because I’m planning for my next trip to South Africa leaving in mid-January for three months. And that’s why you’ve been seeing so many posts about the last trip which I feel duty bound to finish posting about before going again.
Thank you for joining in Foto Friday Fun. I really enjoy digging through my archives and pulling the stories from my memories. Next week I’m asking for a number between 1 and 1302 for the number of posts I’ve published. I will show an image from that post and share the link.
Do you have a favorite from this week?
Look for other photos posted on Geogypsy Facebook page not usually seen here.
Geogypsy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com