Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Photo of the Year


I picked this photo not because I thought it was the best photo I posted all year, but because it is my favorite. It was a random one I took very quickly through the window of the bus I was riding in while touring the Ring of Kerry in Ireland last summer. I didn't realize until later that the two sheep I saw on the side of the road were actually a family of three. The adults were protecting the little lamb standing in between them. Sheep are free to roam around on their own in this area and are often seen close to or even in the middle of the road.

I'm hoping to get back to regular posting soon, but right now I'm taking care of my daughter who had surgery last week and is having a little harder time recovering due to a small unexpected complication. She's doing great though and should be back to full speed soon. My cataract surgery last month also went very well. Thank you all for your well wishes and Happy New Year!

You can view other City Daily Photo community members' photos of the year at the Theme Day gallery here.


25 comments:

Tom said...

...you picked a great one. Good to see you back, take care and Happy New York.

William Kendall said...

Good choice! Happy New Year!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma fotografia fantástica.
Aproveito para desejar um Bom Ano de 2019 com muita paz e saúde.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Karen S. said...

This is a special photo! Very good choice.

RedPat said...

I remember this one and it is a good choice, Lois! Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

I see the precious little lamb. glad to see a post pop up. Happy New Year

Barbara Radisavljevic said...

It's a beautiful photo. Good choice! Also a good choice to be with your daughter when she needs you. I wish her a speedy recovery and a good year for both of you.

Jim said...

Good one.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is a grand picture! It does look like they have escaped the field. If they are free to roam, who knows why they would choose the hard road instead of the nice field. Sheep seem to have almost no curiosity. What kind of surgery did your daughter have? Did I forget? So glad yours went well, it is great to have new eyes! Missing you!

Jack said...

It is a nice image that feels like "home" to people like me with Irish heritage. Good luck to your daughter as she recovers. She is lucky you are available to help out. Have a great new year.

Kay said...

Glad to hear you're doing well; I hope your daughter is 100% soon.
I loved this shot last summer and am happy to see it again. Hope to see you back to blogging soon. Happy New Year.

Iris Flavia said...

At first glance I thought the sheep to the roadside was kicking the other, but, right, luckily it´s a baby being protected instead :-)
To a speedy recovery and a belated Happy New Year.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love this photo and hoping the best for you and your daughter. Happy New Year!

Janis
GDP

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful view and photo. Happy New Year, I wish you all the best in 2019!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Barbara Rogers said...

Love the little lamb between the adult sheep...yes, this would be my favorite too. Hope your daughter is healing well. Happy new year to all.

Tanya Breese said...

What a sweet choice! Happy new year Lois!

Karl Demetz said...

Ha, lovely choice for the theme!
Happy New Year 2019, Lois !

Sharon Anck said...

This is such a pretty photo. All that greenery and then those cute sheep looking your way. Happy New Year. I'll look forward to your return.

bill burke said...

Now that is a fantastic choice, Lois. Happy 2019 to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

This is a very nice photograph … good choice!
Pleased your cataract surgery went well.
I wish your daughter a speedy recovery.

Happy New Year.

All the best Jan

Revrunner said...

Happy New Year, Lois!

BeachGypsy said...

I'm so glad your eye procedure went good, yay!! Is your vision better?? Love this pic and the sheep! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Lowell said...

What a beautiful panorama, Lois! I've been in and out of pocket but hope that you are well and that your daughter is on her way to a full recovery.

Rose said...

I love this shot...just a great, big wide world.

Sorry your daughter had the unexpected complication. Hope by now that things are going better.