This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 6 images chosen by readers from my photo archives plus photos from my last week around Grand Canyon.
Jonker chose #2345. Wish I could teleport him, and his family, to see the Grand Canyon in real time. But until that happens hope he can be satisfied with views like this last light seen on the Brahama and Zoroaster temples at sunset from the North Rim taken last week.
Sherry chose #345. I’m betting during her travels through all parks, National, State and County she’s seen a few gatherings of classic car buffs. Every summer at the North Rim a couple of different clubs show up and it’s really like a step back in time. During June, 2012 a group of Franklin owners from all over the US stopped at Grand Canyon along their National Parks pilgrimage.
Jo chose #3007, “which is 30 July, the day we fly home on leave.” ‘Home’ for her is South Africa where this marvelously carved door of a buffalo adorned my private room at TeTeMuka Bed and Breakfast in Kokstad.
Elaine chose #1200, “as I just spent some time at the midnight hour taking photos of a rainbow.” And they are stunning photos! As is this amazing view upstream of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon from Toroweap overlook. A rainbow would simply put this over the top.
Diane chose #3999 for my, “last number backwards.” She has just returned from a journey through Spain and Portugal which I’m looking forward to seeing. Yet I don’t think any of those vista views would look like the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with its rocky steps of color.
Yogi chose #832, “which is the miles we drove back home Saturday from vacation.” He and family were at the beach and should be glad all those miles weren’t like the road to Buckskin Gulch slot canyon where I saw this dried and curled mud. Not the most exciting part of this awesome hike.
I couldn’t decide on just one photo so instead will share what I’ve been doing this week.
Last Friday on a day off I went wandering on the Walhalla Plateau enjoying new views of the Grand Canyon and beyond.
Saturday on my way off the Kaibab Plateau to shop in Kanab, Utah I saw a herd of bison/cattle hybrids. Of course there was a bison jam of visitors in and out of vehicles. These cross-breeds don’t belong here and destroy meadows, waterholes and archeology sites. Not to mention the potential for a traffic accident. Yet with four government agencies trying to figure out what to do about this over population I figure they’ll be around for a while.
Wasn’t my favorite place to be in the valley Saturday shopping. It’s always at least 30F warmer than the North Rim and dryer than burnt toast. Watched this dust devil moving soil for at least a couple minutes.
The week long Star Party was a huge success on the North Rim. Many visitors stood in awe of the Milky Way having never seen it with their naked eyes before. Astronomers focused on planets, clusters and other astronomical sights.
Snow pack was absolutely pathetic on the Kaibab Plateau last winter. The ground, plants and animals are dry from thirst. Monsoon brings the much needed summer rains and all rejoice. The first measurable rain fell on Wednesday.
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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.
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