You’ll note the change in post title because once again it’s not Friday. I’ll may have to suspend Foto Friday Fun for a while because of lack of internet signal and laptop. Although I pick up the computer today so if I get the ambition to take it to the rim after work I might be able to post. In the meantime I’ll be posting from Bill’s house in town on my days off.
Anyway, this week features images chosen by eight readers from my photo files including a blast from the past.
Karen chose #5375. During my last visit to South Africa in 2014, Joan and I camped one night in the Scottburgh Caravan Park along the Indian Ocean. We spent most of our time on the beach scoping out tide pools and catching both a fantastic sunset and rise.
Donna chose #2. This funky photo was taken January 1, 2003 at the Vicksburg, Arizona fleamarket. The motorhome on the right is mine and the trailer on the left belonged to my dear friend Darlene. We had arrived New Year’s Eve and were just setting up to sell our trinkets and jewelry. I spent many winters following fleamarkets in the Southwest where the wind often blows catching tarps like a sail thus the bent metal framework.
John and Pam chose #6562. Old dead trees can have such character. This shot from August 2014 looks into a forest fire started by lightning that burned 60,000 acres in 2006 on the Kaibab National Forest. Notice how the center trunk twists possibly from the fire’s heat. It is sad to see a burnt forest even knowing that fire is part of the ecology.
Sherry chose #901, a favorite place to walk in the Weaver Mountains when I lived in Yarnell, Arizona. Yet on this February day in 2012 I saw two parasails overhead and wished I could fly for their birds eye view.
Diane chose #9998. This RV window view may look similar to others she’s chosen recently. Taken last year three days after I arrived at the North Rim. Hopefully there’s none of that white stuff on the ground when she visits this summer. (Thank you Diane for the beautiful postcard from France. My first mail on the North Rim. A shame there’s no shops on the bridge any more.)
Jodee chose #577. This slide was part of a presentation at the 2012 Grand Canyon History Symposium. Rather ironic as the offspring of “Buffalo” Jones’ bison-hybrids have recently been declared native to the northern Kaibab Plateau. Yet bison never lived there before his introduction. And now about 600 head roam the meadows and forest destroying water holes and archaeology sites on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. (More on this as I find out.)
Mary Lou chose #5116, a sunset view over the Weaver Mountains from my RV taken March 30, 2013 in Yarnell, Arizona.
Sallie chose #9000, another sunset view from the RV but this time in Kanab, Utah over the cemetery on January 30, 2016.
My choice from this week’s visit to the South Rim Grand Canyon for two and a half days of training for the North Rim Interpretive Park Rangers. We could easily see the Colorado River from the Grand View overlook on the rim drive on our way east out of the park as we headed back home to the North Rim.
A big thanks to everyone for playing along with Foto Friday Fun and allowing me to share these photographs and memories. Feel free to leave a number between 1 and 9999 and perhaps I’ll get to post your image next week.
BTW, I got my camera back and it works like a dream, as you can see in the last photo.
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