This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 7 images chosen by readers from my photo archives. Our meme number for this week is 7834. Please join in by digging into your archives and sharing a story. And check out the other posts linked to the Foto Friday Fun meme.
Jonker chose #7834, “randomly.” Yet I have to wonder if he knows my photo files as these Yellow Mongoose were seen almost in his back yard at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. These little cuties are always on the alert.
Yogi let random dot org pick his number this week but, “It bothers me that I’m taking orders from a web site and 4800 doesn’t quite seem random to me but I’m going with it.” This random number brings up Ramson Lomatewama, a Hopi artist demonstrating his glass blowing skills at the 2014 Native American Heritage Days on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Here he is adding color to what will be a red chili pepper.
Bibi chose #1414, “which will kind of be next Friday’s date.” Back in 2009 I had a, kind of, date with Ranger Jeremy to photograph him as our North Rim mascot, the Kaibab Squirrel. He has since been seen at the 4th of July water parade.
Sherry forgot to choose a number, not for the first time, so I let ‘word count’ loose on her comment of 77 words, her number this week. Being she’s a National Park junkie like me I think she’ll appreciate this view at Aztec National Monument, New Mexico. Taken in June 2005 as I explored Pueblo sites near where I worked at Mesa Verde National Park. Have you visited this one Sherry?
Diane chose #5999 also taken at the 2014 Heritage Days. Participants, including Miss Hopi and her attendants, circled during the ‘Dog Tail’ dance. Derek, in the background, tells this story: The dogs gathered at a celebration putting their tails in a pile. Suddenly startled, each dog hastily grabbed any tail and ran. And that’s why dogs sniff butt upon greeting as they continue searching for their own tail.
Sallie chose #1256, one of many sandstone bluffs seen along Cottonwood Canyon Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This shot was taken while hiking in a side canyon October, 2011 during a mini-vacation exploring southern Utah.
Elaine chose #1109, more sandstone cliffs taken on the same vacation as above but this time along Johnson Canyon. This rugged landscape often provided the backdrop for old western films and I saw a frontier town setting along the way.
My choice this week taken on a ride along the Columbia River Gorge Historic Scenic Highway last week in Oregon. Although the weather was drippy under gray sky the fall colors seemed to provide an extra glow to this dense forest.
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