This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 11 images chosen by readers from my photo files including several wildlife sightings, a couple of different modes of transportation, and a 1969 high school shot.
Sherry and David chose #999, a perfect choice for birders. Marabou Storks look part vulture to me and much like herons land gangly on tree tops. Also saw plenty of them on the ground at Kruger National Park, South Africa along with many other birds.
Mary Lou chose #7457, a butt shot of a mud covered buffalo seen in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Mud baths help combat bugs but doesn’t appear to remove wrinkles.
Gumo chose #2706. This shot of me taken by my South African friend Joan Young as I wandered through the gardens at Forever Resort Badplaas. Wrapped in a sarong covering my bathing suit after a soak and slide in their hot-water pools.
Jim and Diana chose #1225. This might not mean much unless you’re originally from the Chicago area and now living in Arizona like me. I grew up eating Italian Beef sandwiches found on as many corners as Starbucks in Seattle. Couldn’t believe my eyes along a lonely stretch of SR93 through Wikeup, Arizona and was so impressed bought a second sandwich to go. Haven’t been back that way since this 2012 stop. Anybody know if it’s still there?
Yogi chose #380, “since that is the price for Natural Gas at Henry Hug, Louisiana.” Maybe it’s time to use methane from creatures like these bison-hybrid seen grazing, pooping, and lounging on meadows along SR67 on the way to, or from, the North Rim Grand Canyon.
Pam and John chose #2712. No wonder some RVs are so difficult to see among the trees. Couldn’t resist this shot in the North Rim parking lot.
Diane and Nigel chose #4446. Don’t think they’re getting this far to West Coast National Park for a Cape Francolin sighting but am sure they’ll see some kind of Francolins wherever they are in South Africa on their upcoming visit.
Rosemary chose #1220. Boating and camping on Lake Powell was a once in a lifetime opportunity. By choice, I don’t plan to spend time again on this human created reservoir in a red-rock desert. But if the river wins, I’d return to see Glen Canyon. This rental boat came with a porta-potty in the back.
Patti chose another “leap of 10” choosing #100. Here I am back in 1969 at 15 years old wearing the same hair style as today except now grayer.
Donna chose #387. Most regular readers know my addiction for jewelry and getting a good deal at a thrift store. This little beauty, barely an inch, is both brooch and pendant. No maker marks on the back tells me it was made pre-1970s.
Sallie thought she was too late for a number so I gave her #150 for the number of words in her comment. This back window view from my previous 5th-wheel parked at Cave Creek campground where I hosted while also working as a Park Guide at Oregon Caves National Monument. I’m not much of a gardener but did successfully grow pots of mixed greens and cherry tomatoes that summer of 2007.
Please join in next week by leaving a number between 1 and 9999 in your comment below. Thank you for playing along with Foto Friday Fun which allows me to share these photographs and memories.
Do you have a favorite this week?
How I do this, if anybody cares. I am anal about labeling my photos and always have been. Prints had writing on the back and were later scanned with same descriptions. When I first came into the digital world I started numbering each photo as I labeled it starting with 01 every day. Didn’t take many photos then. In 2008 I started the sequential numbering with 01 each month. Bought first DSLR in 2010 and finally in 2014 I decided to leave the camera’s numbering system on the labeled photo. So when you choose a number I try to pick out the oldest photo with that number, or something appropriate. Are you confused yet? Maybe this is just TMI.
Thanks for joining me another year.
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