This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by 11 readers from my photo files including forest, desert, lake and canyon.
The Guy Who Flies chose #2037. After Bill and I met last May our first “date” he took me hiking at White Pocket on the Paria Plateau Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. I was thrilled seeing a place I never figured to get to because it usually requires 4×4 to get there. Great way to impress this gal.
George and Suzie chose #2005. While hiking along the sandstone cliffs on the Echo Ravine trail in Golden Gate Highlands National Park Joan and I saw this waterfall in the distance. Later we hiked to the falls and the pool below looked inviting had it been a little warmer. Summer at high altitude in South Africa was a little chilly in February 2013.
Mary Lou chose #0798. Carry your camera everywhere, is my basic motto. During summer my dear friend Berta surrounds her house with unique containers filled with flowers and plants, plus visitors like this Chinese Mantis.
Jodee chose #0148. Several times while in Pilanesberg Game Reserve Joan and saw the balloons taking off in the early morning. I wanted to do this really bad but not for $400/hr including a glass of champagne (which I wouldn’t drink anyway because the bubbles get me drunk). This one is my favorite this week.
Pam chose #0724, a minor obstacle wedged into this water carved slot canyon along the Wire Pass trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This shot was taken in the fall of 2011 so the trail could be very different today.
Yogi chose #603. I saw this abandoned train trestle along Date Creek County Road 62 out in the middle of nowhere Arizona while on a drive New Year’s Eve 2011. Didn’t see any drunks.
Sherry chose #3984. How much for that photographer in the window? She’s not on the menu, but breakfast here was fabulous. Don’t even ask me how to pronounce this Afrikaans name. Talbaugh South Africa is a historic town filled with Dutch architecture and made a great meal stop with a quick walk about in March 2013.
Jean chose #1299, not the usual Southwest sandstone. When I returned to Illinois four years ago it was for more than my 40th High School reunion. There was a special place I needed to visit, Starve Rock State Park, where I’d spent good times in my youth rejuvenating from the suburbs. The sandstone of Council overhang in Kaskaskia Canyon was carved by water rushing to the Illinois River over time.
Bibi chose #1026, “since that’s the time right now!” One time on Lake Powell was enough. A contrasting landscape where water has buried time. Even though I boated on it I still have issues with Lake Powell. This is Dry Rock Creek Canyon taken September 2011.
Sallie chose #1960, “in honor of my daughter’s birth year in this month!” I felt honored to walk through this magical forest and witness light pierce through the dense canopy. At Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa the forest reaches the sea along the Suspension Bridge trail.
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