This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 10 images chosen by readers from my photo archives. I love sharing these memories as photos are drawn up from my past.
Yogi chose #5999, “I just took your max number and moved the five to the back of the line.” No going to the back of the line for me while visiting Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa. I like to be on the rocks and close to the crashing waves.
The Guy chose #7456, “randomly.” Many of the animals I saw in South Africa like to roll in the mud but I don’t see it smoothing their skin so have to wonder about the benefits of a mud bath. Yet for this Buffalo the mud may reduce the bugs and feel very cool as it was a little warm in Addo Elephant National Park.
Sherry chose #75 and being she so liked my photo last week with long permed hair I figure she’ll really appreciate this look when Mom gave me my first perm in 1956. At least those perms aren’t as stinky now as back then.
Elaine chose #1917, for the date that Denali National Park was established, and she was recently there. Grand Canyon National Park was established just two years later although it had been a National Monument before that. This shot was taken during monsoon season in August over Roaring Springs canyon.
Barb chose #139, “my hubby’s and my ages added. Gosh, we’re OLD!” I don’t think they are old. But this number brought up an old photo of books on the shelves of my old 5th-wheel. I believe you can tell a lot about someone from the books on their shelves. Recognize any of these titles?
Sallie chose #610, for the time her clock said at the time. She likes the outdoors and birding so I believe she’ll like this variety at my Yarnell feeders. Top White-crowned sparrow, right Spotted towhee, and male cardinal.
Bibi chose #3910, “which was the street address of my grandmother’s house, where I spent many a happy summer.” I spent a happy South African summer visiting 10 National Parks with my favorite being Kruger where I saw wild dogs for the first time in my life. I love their almost calico colors. This one appeared to have a blind eye but that didn’t slow it down a bit.
MaryBeth chose #8, “the age of my dog Bingo.” I have to wonder the age of this giant redwood before it fell over exposing a sculptural root wad. Seen at Redwoods National Park.
Jonker chose #21 as “something straightforward.” Being evacuated was not straightforward but stressful, confusing and disorganized. When 1996 winter flooding created an island washing out roads in the Gifford Pinchot forest where I lived as a volunteer along with others we were all helicoptered out to safety. The helicopter part was awesome.
My choice this week taken the second day open at the North Rim while I enjoyed an evening getting to know blogger Bo who knows two other bloggers I know. It was a gorgeous sunset that all my photos of are blurry. But I’m sure there will be more to come because, Rangers get paid in sunsets.
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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