This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 9 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Last week I asked for a number that would correspond to one of the 1302 posts published since the launch of the originally Geogypsy on blogspot five years ago. If you missed it there’s a link in the #1 choice below.
Jo chose #1025, the date of the day she left her comment. These cloud shadows on the Vermilion Cliffs were a driving shot on my way to the North Rim in April 2012. Sure felt good to be that close to home after the trials and towing of that unforgettable journey.
Firefly chose #1302 which is from a most recent post about Birds of Eden. I noticed several commenters didn’t agree when I say I’m not a birder. Well, maybe I am. I would most certainly return to spend more time here.
Arija chose #1248, “the year the building of Cologne cathedral started. Although a bomb destroyed the apse in the raid that flattened the rest of the city in WW II, the pilots all aimed at this magnificent gothic cathedra but obviously, an angel’s wing protected it.” I felt protected by the giant Mushroom Rock that rose behind camp at Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa.
Sallie chose #208 a meme post for Remember Whensday which takes us back to my teenage years on Christmas 1970. Our dog Adolph unwraped his football present and was ready to play. These old scanned photos don’t look very good but still bring back the memories.
Diane chose #555 from the Scenic Sunday meme showing just one of many Grand Canyon views from Crazy Jug Point. Being that’s one of my favorite places to camp along the rim there are a lot more images from there.
MaryBeth chose #1 because, “I want to be first—someday in my lifetime.” OMG, this is my very first post and nobody even commented on it. I was a total newbie just finishing up my first season Rangering at Grand Canyon as I introduced myself to the cyber world. If you don’t already know me you might want to check this one out. And could you leave a comment please?
Melissa chose #8, “for the windows 8 that is currently making me crazy on the new computer!!” Still early in my blogging this post went out at the end of my first season when leaving Grand Canyon for the winter. I was, and still am, entranced by the fall aspen with their glittering coins of gold.
I have enjoyed, and sometimes agonized, over every 1,306 posts—including this one. I love to share the places I work and play, seeing your (virtual) smile makes my day. The same is true for me as a Park Ranger seeing the smile of visitors when they look into the Grand Canyon. Or maybe the light bulb going off over their head when they see a condor and know it for what it is because they attended a Ranger talk and learned how to identify the difference between a turkey vulture and a condor. Yet the best for me was finding this note one night before a campfire program.
Thank you for joining in Foto Friday Fun. I really enjoy digging through my archives and pulling the stories from my memories. To join in the fun for next week leave a number between 200 and 400 in a comment and maybe see your chosen image next week.
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