This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 9 images chosen by readers from my photo archives. As the temperatures get higher it seems the numbers get lower. Another week of real mix up between South Africa, Grand Canyon, Oregon and a Washington blast from the past.
Yogi chose #2001, “because I posted my 2001st post this morning.” Congratulations! That’s a whole lot of writing. I’m only on 1433 posts so can barely see that far ahead. But I did enjoy this far view while hiking at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa during my 2013 visit.
Bibi chose #638 because “I’ll be visiting you from June (6th month) 3rd to the 8th…” I can hardly wait to meet her and show her around the Grand Canyon. Hopefully the road won’t be too rough for a drive to Point Sublime, a favorite viewpoint of mine.
Diane chose #1943, “the year I was born, shhhhh don’t tell anyone.” Mums the word, just like this little pill bug curled up on the trail to Brian Bush camp in the Drakensberg, South Africa. Feel free to let me know what this thing really is.
Elaine chose #70 for the day’s forecasted temperature which surprises me for spring in Alaska. But I’m sure it was warmer than that when I visited Aztec National Monument during June 2005 in New Mexico.
MaryBeth chose #999 which gives us an aerial view of the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. What a wonderful way to see the world. And even better was flying over Grand Canyon on my journey back to the North Rim after rafting the Colorado River back in 2011.
Sallie chose #90, “because the temperatures rose to that this week—getting too hot—time to leave.” Well it was at least that hot when I hiked the Grand Canyon in May 2008, even though it was in the 30s when leaving the North Rim. This view of Bright Angel Canyon was from almost the bottom.
Barb chose #70 because “my 70th birthday is this week. My son says I’ll be on ‘bonus time!’” 70 is not old when compared to the age of Oregon Caves where I used to lead cave tours. His time will come.
Jonker chose #7 because, “I’m off to Durban via the Wild Coast this week and will be away for a week.” No coast, but it was very wild to attend the Barter Fair in Okanogan County, Washington back in the late 90s. A place totally off the grid, up in the mountains, where hippies gathered to trade their wares. The outside circle had to be half a mile across. Our converted school buss is just out of this shot on the right.
My choice this week is what my library/office looks like at the North Rim. It’s where I’m spending most of my work time right now getting a new program ready for our opening May 15, 2014. I seem to forget every year how much time 40 hours a week takes out of life. Therefore I haven’t been reading many blogs lately, or writing for that matter. But I’ll soon get into the swing of it again.
Thank you for joining in Foto Friday Fun where readers choose a number from my archives and I share the corresponding photo and a story. To join in the fun for next week leave a number between 01 and 9995 in a comment and maybe see your chosen image next week.
Do you have a favorite from this week?
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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