This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 7 images chosen by readers from my photo archives. I love sharing these memories as photos are drawn up from my past.
Yogi chose #2014, “because that is the here and now.” And although this photo of the Drakensburg Mountains was taken in 2010 it was my here and now at the time. This amazing hike took me into the serenity of these luscious peaks and is part of what has captured my heart in South Africa.
Diane chose #1947 for husband Nigel’s date of birth. Living in France she and Nigel may never make it to the Grand Canyon in reality so I like sharing it virtually. This is a morning shot taken from the Grand Lodge in August, monsoon season.
Being that Sherry ‘forgot’ to leave a number I’m choosing #65 for her, the number of characters in her comment. And with that you all get a shot of this character, me, in my arts and craft store in Tonasket, Washington. I used to paint the window for holidays and this was taken around St Patricks Day 1984. Can you believe all that hair?
Bibi chose #5660, “which is the distance in miles from Belgrade to my first destination, Seattle!” And another of her destinations is here at the North Rim. Yet I don’t think she’ll be including these caves found along the Wild Coast of South Africa on this journey. Joan and I were guided down the beach by Dezela to the fascinating Mzamba fossil site.
Elaine chose #18, “as we’ve went over the 18 hour mark between sunrise and sunset.” That’s a big deal when you live in Alaska so I don’t know how happy she’ll be with this snow covered Chateau at Oregon Caves National Monument. After working a summer season leading cave tours I stayed for part of the winter as a volunteer in 2003/04.
MaryBeth also chose #2014 because it’s “this year and the year Paul and Michelle got married.” Weddings always make me think about flowers so here we have the brilliant blooms of Indian Paintbrush taken along the Arizona trail on the North Rim.
Jonker chose # 8762, randomly. And here is a random shot of a herd of springbok, a medium-sized antelope, seen at Kgalagadi National Park South Africa.
My choice this week from an awesome sighting of 7 California Condors seen at Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon Arizona. Stopped here with staff on our way to training on the South Rim. #54 had just landed on an obviously well used rock actually chasing off a younger Condor to another perch.
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.
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I have so many photos to share from this recent journey in South Africa. So as I label them am posting 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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