This week’s Foto Friday Fun features eight images chosen by readers and includes a lot of Arizona with a bit of South Africa thrown in. Thanks for the memories.
Teri chose #1313. A bad back shot of a brilliant Red Bishop who was surveying the lake in Kruger National Park, South Africa during February 2013. Going on safari is about more than just the big animals and many of the birds look quite exotic compared to those seen at home.
Diane chose #7773. The drive up onto the Kaibab Plateau to the North Rim Grand Canyon on SR67 passes through what’s left from the 2006 Warm Fire. Although sad to see so many acres of singed forest life returns slowly and provides some excellent views east over the Marble Plateau to the rising Vermilion Cliffs of the Paria Plateau and beyond barely seen in the distance Navajo Mountain. There’s a slow traffic turnout where I often stop to admire this view like in August 2015 for this shot.
Jodee chose #356 a most glorious sunrise taken from snug in my sleeping bag looking out of the tent at Toroweap in 2012. Even in October the days warm quickly so it’s one of those times I see a sunrise and try to get to the rim quickly for the iconic view then back to shade until the golden hour before sunset. A gorgeous yet unforgiving place.
Mary Lou chose #1278. Can’t help but smile when driving through Fredonia, Arizona on SR89 past Judds, who seems to sell all of the most important stuff.
Donna chose #17. A very tough choice out of 1000s from when my photo numbering system was different, plus all the time I spent reminiscing over some older photos. Including this perhaps confusing collage of life’s possessions from Darlene’s dead motorhome to fill all but the front seven feet in my 27 foot motorhome, from floor to ceiling. We moved from Yucca Valley, California to Vicksburg, Arizona limping into a fleamarket where Darlene had bought a small travel trailer and we would set up to sell. New Year’s Eve, 2002.
Sallie chose #1702. A common sight in Grand Canyon during July monsoon in 2013. Storm clouds seem to just drift in and out of the canyon sometimes swirling around temples of rock.
Sherry chose #1916. As if the brilliant earth tones of Grand Canyon isn’t enough when fall visits the North Rim the Quaking Aspen steal the show. These young trees have taken over after the 2000 Outlet Fire left a barren hillside.
Yogi chose #4933, “The Friday closing West Texas Intermediate crude price.” Hope you don’t consider this photo ‘crude’ but lions do like to mark their territory. She may have been notifying the elephants who left dung behind of her cubs presence. That’s what happened at Kruger National Park, South Africa during February, 2014.
My choice this week, Wotan’s Throne taken 5/29 from Cape Royal overlook on my Friday of roving on the Walhalla Plateau. A favorite office view for this Grand Canyon Park Ranger. 🙂
Please join in for next week by leaving a number between 1 and 9999 in your comment below. A big thanks to everyone for playing along with Foto Friday Fun and allowing me to share these photographs and memories.
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