This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 10 images chosen by readers from my photo archives. I’m really enjoying the mix up from Arizona, South Africa and a blast from the past.
Diane chose #1011, “the day and month of Nigel’s birthday. I hope she’ll remind me when closer to that date, I’ll still be at Grand Canyon watching the morning light chase shadows down the canyon walls.
Jonker chose #9997, “Just to see what it is.” What it is, is Blue Wildebeest at a salt lick which is within view of a restaurant in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa. Every time we stopped here, which was daily, we usually saw animals of a different kind.
Yogi chose #59, “because that is how old I am.” There are 59 hand-made Christmas ornaments on this tree (go ahead, count them) set up in my craft store, 1983, in Tonasket, Washington. I sold craft supplies, yarn and locally made items.
Arija chose #1949, “the year we left Europe and migrated to Australia since no other country would have us.” I’d take you in a heart beat, yet I feel you’ve grown to love your country of adoption. Just as much as I love when fall comes to the Kaibab National Forest. But I can wait until after summer.
Sherry chose #785 and she’s “thinking of you happily back in the Grand Canyon.” And I am! In fact I’ll be very glad when it’s no longer cold and summer monsoons bring rainbows like this hanging in Roaring Springs Canyon.
Cheryl chose #4999 because, “I tried to divide to pick the middle, but it’s an odd number.” I’m sure some will think me odd to take photos of hyena tracks in the road while in Kruger National Park South Africa. But then I also take pics of animal dung.
Sallie also chose #9997, same as Jonker, to “be last this week.” She’s going to have to settle with second to last with these zebras getting friendly in Pilanesberg Game Reserve South Africa. Even though I know better, I have the desire to ride a zebra.
Elaine chose #60 because, “our high temperatures are predicted to be in the 60s all this week.” Now that’s a really big deal when you live in Alaska. I think it was at least 60 even in March when I camped for free along Freeman Road on BLM land between Casa Grande and Gila Bend Arizona on my way to Texas in spring of 2011. It’s a favorite boondocking piece of desert.
MaryBeth chose #2011, “the year I met Bob—still together—OMG!!!!” A lot of this week’s photos were taken in 2011, but not this one at Golden Gate Highlands National Park South Africa from last year’s visit. Don’t the minerals leaching down the rock face remind you of icing on a cake?
Bibi chose #3333, “No reason; just looks nice.” Well I thought these Buffalo looked nice grazing on this hillside in Hluhluwe iMfolozi National Park South Africa, even though they were rather far away. Plus note the interesting shape to the trees.
My choice this week taken April, 22, Earth Day, seems appropriate to natures tenacity. After the Yarnell Fire I was amazed at what survived. The wind patterns must have been tornado like, leaving behind destruction that ranged from total annihilation and twisted melt down to barely singed and missed completely. This survivor burro made of solid plaster peers between the spring flowers contrasted with charred bush trunks behind.
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I have so many photos to share from this recent journey in South Africa. So as I label them I’ll post every 100th image on the Geogypsy Facebook page where you can follow along.
Capturing the present for future memories of the past
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