Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 2009 Theme Day Best Photo


It's Theme Day for the City Daily Photo Blogs again, and the first theme for 2009 is the Best Photo of the Year.

I chose "In the Neighborhood" which was posted last April, and while this picture may not be as artistic as others, it is by far the least posed, and THAT is why I like it so much!

I was out taking spring photos in Fairoaks Square when I spotted a girl playing with dogs. Just as one dog jumped back over the fence, I snapped my favorite photo of 2008! I think the picture also says a lot about the quality of life in Smalltown America, especially in revived neighborhoods such as this one where kids, dogs, white picket fences, brick sidewalks and pastel Victorian cottages are worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting!

Be sure and visit the other 151 Best Photos of 2008 throughout the CDPB community!
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22 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice choice.

Happy New Year to you and your family from Patty and Abe.

Hyde DP said...

great choice - happy new year

Kate said...

The romantic white picket fence is an excellent choice for today!

Greetings for the New Year, and I wish you much happiness and good health for 2009. Kate of Visual St. Paul and Mazatlan, Mexico.

Rose said...

That would be one of my favorites not matter what else I had taken. It captures a moment in time.

Tanya said...

It's gorgeous! I truly love this photo, Norman Rockwell indeed. What a lovely neighborhood and lucky catch with the dog jumping!

Happy New Year to you and your family :)

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year!!!

babooshka said...

I can see why, It's alovely choice.

Happy New Year

Dorothy said...

It is a good picture representing the good life of long ago and what it could be today!!!

Chris said...

Oh, I do love it! I agree with Kate. . . .a romantic fence.

Cheers for a happy new year! May the world find 2009 a more peaceful, optimistic, blessed and safe year.

Chris

Jenny said...

I like it because it gives such a feel for what that neighborhood is like!

A Very Happy New Year to you in 2009 - may it bring peace, joy, friends and great photography!

Olivier said...

beau choix ce chien et sa maitresse, happy new year

Hilda said...

It says so much about your community and its values, and its beautiful! Wonderful choice.

Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

Buck said...

An exquisite choice. I wish I had one as good as this!

marley said...

Great choice! Happy New Year :)

Jim said...

I remember this one. It looks like a place where I wouldnt mind living. You picked a good one.

Clueless in boston said...

I like your choice. It looks like a postcard perfect neighborhood. Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

brian said...

i'm with you on small town life in these restored communities! what a perfect catch with the dog in mid-flight. a great choice for theme day - and happy new year!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice!

PJ said...

What a lucky shot, RR! I love seeing all the different sides of your small town America. Have a Happy New Year!

dot said...

What a great picture! I can see why you like it so much. Looks like the dogwood are starting to bloom too.

bitingmidge said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2009 simply filled with picket fences and jumping dogs!

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Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I'm very sorry to be so late. This photo is so quiet, calm and... Nice. I really love it. So, even if late I hope you will accept my wish of a very Happy New Year !!!