This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 10 images chosen by readers picking a number out of my photo archives. Thank you for bringing up some low number memories from a past I’d almost forgotten when I dug into an old external drive.
Arija chose #89, “a number that so often has been or been part of the number of various places we have lived in.” This chipmunk must be one of my neighbors as it comes around the feeder where I live.
Yogi chose #2, “just cuz.” Seems an appropriate choice for this week as the world morns the passing of Nelson Mandela. This art piece along the Route 67 Art project in Port Elizabeth, South Africa shows the people following Mandela to the first voting line for all that occurred in 1994.
Melissa chose #31, “the age my daughter will be if she has her first baby on my brother’s birthday!!” Way back in 1992, I prayed to survive this hike and make it to my next birthday. As part of Ranger training staff hiked into the crater of Mount Saint Helens to the then smaller dome. No real worry about eruption but every time a rock fell we all jumped just a little. This is a view into the Toutle River valley still looking pretty desolate even 12 years after the mighty eruption. Plus not the best quality camera at the time.
Jo chose #7 for a day last week when, “something good is supposed to happen in the Hedges household.” And it did. Good for me last year when a fellow blogger helped me find an inexpensive solar filter for my camera in time to take photos of the partial, or annular, solar eclipse. This is just one of the series I took but you can see them all here.
Dell chose #5 and is new here so I welcome him and hope he’ll introduce himself. Does it look like there’s a problem here? Back in 1996 major floods occurred on the south side of Mount Saint Helens and all three roads to where I volunteered washed out. All us volunteers were helicoptered out leaving our vehicles and belongings behind for 2.5 months until this washout over the Lewis River was the first to be repaired.
Diane chose #222 for no reason. She’s in the UK right now so I know she’s not getting a view like this of Sky Island and the Colorado River from Walhalla overlook. But that’s OK, because we can only dream of this summer view being the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is closed for the winter.
Bibi chose #66, “what I’ll be next year.” Long before she was born Mormons traveled through America’s Southwest and built Lee’s Ferry crossing over the Colorado River and lived on their remote Lonely Dell Ranch. Don’t the colored layers above the cabin look like a birthday cake?
Sallie chose #6, “It is my lucky number.” Don’t know how lucky it would be to meet up with one of these. But this porcupine, named Spike, was actually friendly to us animal keepers at the California Living Museum in Bakersfield, California. He really seemed to like to have his velvet soft nose scratched.
Firefly chose #13, “cause I think the number rocks. Even if others think its unlucky.” I’ll bet he’s seen this before but I consider myself very lucky to have seen an elephant taking a dust bath in Kruger National Park South Africa.
My choice is a recent sunset over the Weaver Mountains in Yarnell taken through my RV window.
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 1 and 700 in a comment and maybe see your chosen image next week.
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