Saturday, January 1, 2011

Eye Candy Blogfest.

I hope this post works.

I’ve attempted to schedule it (which is something I have not done before), so as I say here’s hoping!

Two things:

First, I’ve entered Vicki Rocho’s Eye Candy Blogfest. So I have to post a ‘favourite’ photo.

I owe a quick apology to Vicki, I did mean to blog about this blogfest, but I just haven’t had time to get to it.

This “easy” blogfest has actually been really difficult.

Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog know I take heaps of photos. So I have many, many favourites!

So deciding a piccie for this post I thought about photos I have taken of:

WaterfallsBeachesSpectacular scenerySkyscapesCityscapesOdd wildlifeBeautiful wildlifeArchaeology

In the end I came down to choosing between photos that I didn’t take myself.

Photos of loved ones.

Like my little brother Ian when he was three.But the photo I am putting up as a ‘favourite’ for this blogfest is one of me that Deb took about fifteen years ago. It is me in one of my ‘hippy phases’. Yes that shaggy individual in the middle really is me. What makes this piccie special to me is I am with my three gorgeous girls. They don’t generally like having their photos taken so there are surprisingly few of us together.

Now the other thing I need to talk about is: I am away all this next week. Deb, Lu and I are having a week’s holiday in ‘The Apple Isle.’
For those of you who don’t know that is the smallest Australian State, namely Tasmania.

I don’t know how often I will have internet access in the land of the Tasmanian Devil (they really do exist). So it is possible you may not hear from me until I get home in a bit over a week.

One last thing, I haven’t had time to respond to the wonderful comments people have left on my last couple of posts. I promise I will as soon as possible.


Lisa said...

Enjoy your holiday! Love the piccie of you and your girls!

The Words Crafter said...

All of these are spectacular photos, wow!

I do love the ones that show you and your family. They're precious, capturing moments that can never be relived....

Have a great time on you holiday and be safe.

Happy New Year!

Old Kitty said...

Oh you take the bestest pics!! Really and truly!! But I have to agree my favourites too are of your brother looking so wide eyed with wonder and you all beardy with your beautiful daughters!! So precious and lovely!!!!

Have a lovely and wonderful holiday!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2011 be full of joy and amazing adventures!! Take care

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Al .. great pictures - wonderful .. wish I had a bucket load of those! Love the photo of brother Ian, and especially you and the girls ..

Enjoy the trip and the brief break to the Apple Isle .. Happy New Year to you - yours is there .. and lots of joy and happiness for 2011 .. cheers Hilary

Vicki Rocho said...

I discovered the same thing...narrowing it down to one picture when there are so many spectacular choices was really difficult!

LOVE the final shot you chose. Your girls were (and I sure still are) adorable.

Theres just life said...

Al have a great holiday. Your pictures are great, but I agree with everyone, including you. The best is the picture of you and the girls. Those faces are beautiful, as I am sure the girls are too.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

You do take some of the most spectacular photographs possible. And I too love the one you eventually chose.

Happy New Year, Al. May you continue doing your good work among the people who so need it, and may your words and images continue to bring much joy.

Jemi Fraser said...

You photos are so beautiful! That sunset one is my favourite I think. Love the family one - it is hard to get everyone to be in a photo, isn't it???

Enjoy the Apple Isle (didn't know it was called that btw!) - have fun! :)

iZombie said...

i agree, what great photos
jeremy [iZombie]

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Happy New Year!!! Those pics are absolutely fantastic!!

Is everything really bigger in OZ or is it my imagination?

Love love love the hippy look. It suits you.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Beautiful photos, especially the one with the girls. Just a treasure.

Happy New Year! :)

Mary Vaughn said...

These are spectacular! You definitely an eye for beauty.
I love family the photos.

Michelle Gregory said...

all super pictures. they made *me* smile.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Wow! These are wonderful eye candy. I love the way you have represented Australia. I hope you have a great holiday.
Happy New Year.

Jamie Burch said...

Amazing photos! I can see why it would be so difficult to choose just one.

Enjoy your holiday and Happy New Year!

MT said...

You look like a mountain man in that pic. :)

Have a great new year!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I'm really drawn to the dawn and architecture pictures. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy 2011!

gideon 86 said...

Spectacular photos... The family pics are wonderful.

Happy New Year, Al..... All the best to you and your family.


mshatch said...

Amazing pictures.

February Grace said...

Oh wow, those pictures are all so beautiful they brought tears to my eyes. These are the kinds of sights that really make me appreciate getting some use of my sight back.

Thank you so much- and I agree, the last picture is the most beautiful of all. Lucky is a girl who has a father who looks at her with such love. Very lucky, indeed.


Summer Ross said...

These pictures are wonderful. I love waterfalls too,

Francine Howarth said...


Gorgeous images all! ;)

Happy New Year

Charity Bradford said...

So many beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Musil said...

Each of those photos is amazing, but the one of the family is precious. Enjoy your holiday, and happy new year!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, great set of pictures, Al--I love your photos and the set you've chosen here are gorgeous!

aspiring_x said...

wow! so many beauties! lovely pics! :)

Kyna said...

Haha! Chuck had a hippy phase too. After he got out of the Marine Corps, he grew out his hair and beard just because he finally COULD lol. Looked like Charles Manson...minus the forehead swastika and crazed eyes of course :P

Danette said...

Lots of beautiful pictures! I can see why you had trouble choosing! Happy New year!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, those photos are amazing! Sorry, little slow getting to all of the blogfest participants.

Carolyn V. said...

Beautiful pictures Al! I love the one with you and your daughters. Have a wonderful vacation!