This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by 11 readers from my photo files including lots of Southwest canyon country and a bit of bull.
Jim and Diana chose #821, “which is the date of this year’s solar eclipse.” I’ll be at the canyon then, however these toadstools in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would make a nice setting for the eclipse. I believe this was the first time I hiked the short trail here on 9-9-09. (How’s that for a date number? )
Mary Lou chose #1217, one in a two shot panorama. Cottonwood Canyon is another great/ place to visit in Grand Staircase but always check for road conditions because sometimes it’s impassible or closed. Places like this could disappear if Utah’s politicians have their way.
Sherry and David chose #8888. They like celebrate birthdays in special places and so do I. 2015 was the second time I’ve birthdayed at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The Desert View Watchtower provides a good view of the canyon and landscape beyond.
Jeff chose #2468 as a “start on the even numbers.” There is nothing even in this high contrast shot of last beams of sunlight on the Santa Rosa Mountains under a stormy sky. I experienced a lot of rainy weather at Anza-Borrego during winter of 2014.
Donna chose #497. A short side canyon in the Cockscombs I explored from camp off the House Rock Valley Road on my way to hike Buckskin Gulch slot canyon the first time in 2008.
Patti chose #200, “in my on-going leaps of 10.” I believe anybody alive then remembers where they were when Mount St. Helens erupted May 18th, 1980. I began my ranger career there the summer of 1992 and was fortunate to hike into the crater. This shot was taken on the way.
Jodee and Bill chose #5474. A most glorious sunrise over the Indian Ocean in Scottburgh, South Africa February 2014. Most certainly worth getting out of bed for.
Yogi chose #5200. A water buffalo in motion, as seen by the blurry background, in Kruger National Park, South Africa three days before the above photo.
Imkelina and Michael chose #2003. I had dreamed of visiting White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument for years but the road requires 4×4. Then I met Bill and he took me there for our first “date” and I was blown away by the swirls of color.
My choice from last week, the most emotionally stirring place I’ve ever visited in the park system, Manzanar National Historic Site. I struggle to write about this disturbing piece of US history.
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