This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by 12 readers from my photo files including canyons and colors.
Pam wrote, “Next week I’d like to see where you were in 1968 which is the year my only child was born, so I’ll choose #68…” In Foto Friday Fun #184 I shared the only 1968 shot found with me in braces. But I did drive a 1968 Mercury Cyclone Cobra Jet in the 70s. (Photo stolen from the internet.) Fastest “girl car” in high school. The #68 from the early 1990s, as a Mt St Helens Forest Ranger a guided walk to Meta Lake provided daily changes with life returning to the blast zone like these Fireweed.
John and Pam chose #8216. Being Pam is a known dog animal whisperer she should like to see these young elephants at play, and maybe whispering to each other, in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa taken 3-10-14. Don’t think their treats would fit in your pocket Pam.
Elaine chose #708. First time hiking Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch back in 2009. I had driven half way in, four miles on the north end of House Rock Valley Road took half an hour, the afternoon before hiking. A surreal experience walking in a water carved slot surrounded by towering sandstone walls.
Jodee and Bill chose #849. Hard to compete with the brilliant fall colors they’ve been seeing in the east. Yet the aspen on the Kaibab put on an amazing show back in 2012.
Diane and Nigel chose #5556. This might be a view they remember from their Grand Canyon visit this summer. Taken July 2015, a close up of canyon wall topped with Junipers and Pinyons at Walhalla overlook on the North Rim.
Mary Lou chose #1229. A view of Crystal Rapid on the Colorado River seen from Point Sublime where I camped 5-31-13. The road there is rough but so worth the views. Plus back in 2011 I took video rafting through Crystal Rapid. A wild ride indeed.
Yogi chose #5000. This sunset view over the Weaver Mountains was taken 3-27-13 not far from where I currently live in Kirkland, Arizona.
Sherry and David chose #6196. Monsoon has become my favorite time of year at Grand Canyon especially when inversion brings the magic of fog swirling around the rocky temples and buttes. Wotan’s Throne became an island as seen from the North Rim’s Cape Royal on 8-13-14.
Donna chose #287. One of three photos of not one of my best panoramas. Looking straight down on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam a group of rafts prepares to float downstream on the “slow ride” to Lee’s Ferry. A trip I haven’t taken, yet.
Sallie chose #1201. It’s important to keep an eye out for the small animals while on safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Leopard tortoise are not known for speed when crossing the road.
Patti chose #14 to get way back in time. Other than my birth photo this is about as far back as it gets at three weeks old with my brother in April 1954 in our Hinsdale, Illinois yard. He told me he really wanted a sister, until he got one.
Please join in 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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