Saturday, January 15, 2011

go out with a smile

happy sheep

I don't know if animals actually smile when they're happy, or cry when they're sad.  But their wonderful expressions reach out across the human/animal divide and connect us in profound ways.  These sheep couldn't have looked happier curled up together in the sunshine, and seemed genuinely pleased to have their picture taken.  Each time I look back at this image, I get a big goofy grin on my face.

I'm feeling both happy and sad this week as I take my leave from Mortal Muses.  From the very start, I've SO enjoyed being part of this amazing group of photographers.  My fellow muses are talented, funny, caring, and generous.  Connecting with the followers of this blog and seeing the diverse and beautiful images that have been shared in the flickr group has been a treat.  Thank you for making the last 6 months a hugely rewarding experience.  I'm taking my leave in order to have more time to pursue other projects.  But I'll be following along as the Muses offer up great prompts and challenges in 2011. You can keep up with me as I tackle my 53 project over on my blog a little light reading.

I know you'll join me in welcoming the newest muse, Ashley Sisk of Ramblings and Photos.  She'll be taking over this spot, and I hear she'll also have some great wisdom to share over in Muse University.

OK --let's go out with a wry sort of smile, courtesy of Angie*Allen.

I've loved every minute of this adventure.  Thank you all so much.

Much love.  --  lucy

287/365 Chuckles
Chuckles by Angie*Allen

17 comments:

mosey said...

oh lucy, I am so sorry to see you go - you and your beautiful photographs and words that accompany them. You have a unique vision that I'll look forward to following. Come back and visit - we love you!

maureen said...

i will smile for you, knowing you have other things you wish to pursue. but i will greatly miss your participation with us here. i'm a little selfish that way.
hugs
xo
mo

Tammy Lee said...

Thank you Lucy for your assistance in building the community at Mortal Muses. We wish you much success with your future endeavors. xo Tam

Jen said...

these are so fabulous!!

Kat Sloma said...

We will miss you so much Lucy! You have such a beautiful way with images and words. I look forward to continuing to follow your photography on your blog!

April said...

What sweet smiles! We will sure miss you around here, xoxo :)

urban muser said...

i love those smiling animals. my dog has a silly smile face that she makes sometimes too.

we will miss your beautiful photos and words here lucy. i look forward to watching your 53 project unfold.

Roberta said...

Adorable pictures. Best wishes in your future endeavors.

Kirstin said...

Oh Lucy, how I will miss your generous comments and lovely words. And oh your pictures, your sublime pictures....
I do hope all goes well with your other projects.
xxxx

Megan Belcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE

blue elephant photography said...

i love those smiley animals! and i hate to see you go lucy! you will be missed here but it's okay we will visit you at your blog.
welcome ashley!

michel said...

I'll see you at the pub lucy! your sheep made me giggle out loud.

Anna said...

Lucy,
You will be greatly missed! Looking forward to following your other ventures.

Angie said...

Lucy! You will be missed here. I look forward to following you at your 53 Project and A Little Light Reading. Just yesterday I was there admiring your colorful picnic tables. Thank you for including our beloved emu. I'm honored!

Andree said...

I was so happy to discover you Lucy thru Mortal Muses, and caught the tail end of your 365! I'll keep tabs on you in your other "worlds" - have fun!

Oliag said...

Thanks for these shots as I now have a great big grin on my face too!:)

Kerri said...

What a sweeeet lamb shot! LOVE it! I've just found this blog and see that you are leaving. I'll try to catch you on your other one :)

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