Saturday, January 1, 2011

Eye Candy Blog Fest


Happy New Year everyone!! 2011 - can you believe it??? Wow!

The wonderful Vicki Rocho over at Rambles & Randomness is hosting today's blogfest. Eye Candy. Love it!


In her words:
Here's my proposal: The Eye Candy Blogfest. To participate, on New Year's Day, just post a favorite picture. A warm beach scene or sunset. Your kids or pets. A favorite painting or sculpture. A celebrity hottie. An optical illusion. Something you made.
Whatever you want, just as long as it is something that makes you smile every time you look at it. EASY, right?

So - here are a few things that make me smile!

I live in one of the prettiest spots in the world! In my opinion anyway! :)


Anything steampunk makes me smile. Some people are so incredibly creative!! Love this spider :)


Books and the freedom to choose which ones to read!

And of course the thing that makes me smile the most is my family - but I'm keeping their photos to myself :)

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you enjoy all the best in 2011!!

117 comments:

  1. Happy New Year!!!
    Hope your 2011 is fabulous!

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  2. Awwww brilliant Eye Candy pics!! Oh that spider is incredible!!! And very scary! LOL!!

    Happy New Year!!! Take care
    x

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  3. Thanks Michelle! I hope the same for you :)

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  4. Old Kitty - I love the spider too! Some of these Steampunk folks are SO creative!! :)

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  5. Great selections but the Steampunk Spider takes the cake!

    Happy New Year!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  6. Gorgeous pictures, Jemi! :o) I'll agree with you, BC is one of the prettiest places in the world. And that library is so massive, I think I would have sensory overload trying to make a decision on what to look at first.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  7. Thanks Jules - I love that spider too - makes me smile every time! :)

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  8. Jackee - I'd love to wander the stacks of that library!! It would be amazing :)

    Actually I'm in Northern Ontario, not BC, but the areas do have similarities!

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  9. Books, steampunk and natural beauty, oh my! I'm enjoying this blogfest so much. Thanks for sharing these!

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  10. Amie - thanks! Vicki's done a terrific job with this blogfest - the entries are so varied and so much fun! :)

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  11. great photos, i can see they are favorites.
    :)
    jeremy [iZombie]

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  12. Thanks Jeremy - they are all things that make me smile! :)

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  13. That library picture is gorgeous! But Snoopy always makes me smile! Happy New Year! :)

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  14. Love the landscape and those BOOKS. Wow. The spider is cool too, just not in MY yard, please.

    Thanks for joining the pictorial fun today!

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  15. Susan - Snoopy is one of my faves as well! He's so full of joy and imagination - perfect! :)

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  16. Vicki - thanks! Glad you enjoyed it - I love the spider - he's so big! Can't imagine opening the back doors and seeing him waiting there! :)

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  17. Love the photos. I can see why they would make you smile. Wishing wonderful things for you and your family in 2011.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  18. Aw, I love Snoopy too! Love your pics, they're great!

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  19. Mason - thanks! They do make me smile :) Hope 2011 brings you all kinds of goodies!

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  20. Suzie - me too! Snoopy can always make me smile - he's a fabulous character :)

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  21. Great pictures. Love the sprawling library.

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  22. Those pictures were fabulous! You do live in a beautiful place. Wow. Love the spider - I totally admire anyone who can do that kind of art. Is that a real library? It must be, but it looks like something out of Harry Potter!

    Hope your 2011 is your best year yet.

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  23. Susan - thanks! I'd love to wander that library - could probably spend days there! :)

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  24. Helen - thanks!

    I do think my neck of the woods is one of the prettiest anywhere! The library does totally look like Harry Potter, doesn't it? :)

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  25. Brilliant eye candy! he kind I could look at all day. Thanks!

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  26. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Jemi!

    Great pics.... they made me smile...


    Michael

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  27. wasn't this a fun blogfest? and easy too.

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  28. What a fab way to ring in the new year!!! Love this blog fest! I'm just not dedicated enough to keep track of all the awesome!

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  29. Love the water scene with the gorgeous foliage! Happy New year...:)

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  30. They are amazing pictures. You live in a beautiful place. The spider looks like the friendly little brother of Maman by Louise Bourgeois ;)
    Happy New Year!
    I'm still working to turn " – your writing is strong and the concept interesting but that said I don’t think I’m the right agent for you" into the phone-call-type response. :s

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  31. JEMI!
    You're a Winner!
    Just wanted to let you know that you've won a Kindle copy of NOTES FROM NADIR!
    Thank you so much for entering the Better Than Chocolate Kindle E-book Contest!
    All the best,
    Lisa

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  32. Such beautiful pictures & this EYE CANDY contest looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  33. Steampunk spiders and great hall o' books!!!! You win, I'm all smiles. Happy 2011, Jemi!

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  34. OMG, that library...I think I just died and went to heaven. I could live there!

    Happy New Year!

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  35. That first photo reminds me of one of my favorite places - my grandparents' cabin on the Little North Fork River in Oregon.

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  36. This is such an awesome blogfest. Happy New Year, Jemi!

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  37. Thanks Mary - glad you enjoyed! :)

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  38. Michael - thank you! I'm glad they worked - hope your new year is wonderful!

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  39. Michelle - I agree completely! It's been fun to see all the photos - and easy to do!

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  40. Jen - I agree - it's a fun blogfest & it's great to see everyone's opinions of eye-candy! :)

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  41. Jamie - thank you! I always think our leaves are so pretty - and my daughter takes some amazing photos every year! :)

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  42. Charity - thank you! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  43. Elaine - thanks! I love my area of Northern Ontario - it's truly glorious!

    I bet it won't take you long at all to change those responses into calls! Good luck with it :)

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  44. Lisa - thank you!!! You just made my day! I'll pop on over :)

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  45. Thanks Tricia! I do love those photos! All the best to you in 2011! :)

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  46. Alex - it is, isn't it! Can you imagine how many days of joy you could get from being in there!! :)

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  47. Mara - exactly! It would be an amazing place to spend some time - like a decade or so :)

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  48. Diane - I think our climate here is pretty close to Oregon's - I love it! :)

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  49. Emy - it sure is a fun blogfest, isn't it! I'm enjoying seeing all the pics! :)

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  50. Thanks Wendy - I hope yours brings you lots of joy and magic :)

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  51. Oh, thanks for reminding me that steam punk pictures make me smile, too! And libraries! Though my fav library pictures are the personal home libraries with custom reading nooks, I love big fancy ones like the one you posted, too!

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  52. Margo - you're welcome - steampunkers are so wildly creative! Always good for a smile! :)

    I'm a huge fan of libraries as well - but you're right, the personal ones always invite you in.

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  53. Love the steampunk bug. He rocks. Hope you have a fantastic 2011!

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  54. Mary - thanks! I think he's adorable too :) Enjoy all the best in 2011 too!

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  55. Three cheers for pretty views and steampunk goodness!

    Happy New Year!

    ~bru

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  56. Thanks Bru! I do love the steampunk goodies - they always make me smile :)

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  57. I want to run through that library when no one's left in the building. Happy pics.

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  58. Hi,

    Beautiful, bizarre and bookish (images) in that order of reference - quite inspirational in their own ways! ;)

    Happy New Year
    best
    F

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  59. Jolene - I know! Wouldn't it be amazing? I'd love it! :)

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  60. Francine - thank you! They all do send my brain going into new and unique areas! :)

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  61. These pictures are so beautiful! i think they were perfect for this blogfest. have a very wonderful day!

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  62. I love steampunk, so the spider's my favorite--but all of those pictures are great! :)

    Happy New Year!

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  63. Thanks Summer! I like them all - it's been such fun to see what everyone has posted! :)

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  64. Golden Eagle - the spider is rather awesome isn't he? Can you imagine having that in you back yard??? All the best for the new year :)

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  65. That landscape is gorgeous! I agree with you about where you live. Amazing.

    Happy new year, Jemi!

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  66. Thanks Julie! I love it, obviously! :) Hope your new year is amazing! :)

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  67. Oh, these are GREAT pictures! We have a local place that tries to do those steampunk sculptures, but considerably less skill... thought all of these were fabulous!

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  68. Hart - thank you! I don't know anyone in my 'real' world who does steampunk stuff, but I love the images I can find on the internet! :)

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  69. Terrific pictures! I love taking pictures of the great outdoors myself so appreciate the first one! Happy New Year!

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  70. Love your pics. That one in the middle is totally funky. I need a small version for my office ;o) Hope all is well!! Looks like you live somewhere beautiful ;o)

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  71. Danette - thanks! I love taking nature pictures as well! :) Have a great new year!

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  72. Erica - thanks! I love Northern Ontario - it's beautiful country! :) I think the inventor should make mini spiders - I'd buy one too! :)

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  73. Happy New Year, Jemi! Your blog always makes me smile. :)

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  74. Layinda - thanks so much!! You're a sweetie! Hope your 2011 brings you all kinds of joy! :)

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  75. Great pics, Jemi. I can believe you love where you live. That pic reminds me of a scene I saw on t.v. It's gorgeous.

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  76. Victoria - thanks! It really is beautiful - especially when the fall leaves are at their peak. Although there are some amazing opportunities for photos in the winter too! :)

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  77. that spider is AWESOME!!!! and that place IS mos def a beautiful place to live!!!
    happy new year!!!

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  78. Aspiring X - thanks - I thought the spider was incredible too!

    And Ontario really is glorious! Thanks - hope your new year is full of all kinds of wonderful things!

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  79. What a great spider. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Lisa - you're welcome! I think he's an awesome spider too :)

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  81. Great pictures! And yes, that photo with the water is beautiful.

    Happy New Year to you, Jemi! :)

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  82. They are lovely pictures. I particularly like the spider.

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  83. All those things made ME happy, too. :) The spider is badass.

    Happy 2011, Jemi!
    Love,
    Lola

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  84. You DO live in a beautiful place, Jemi!! And that last picture looks like a dream :) Haha, the spider is quite scary.
    Happy New Year! Hope that 2011 is wonderful and I'm so happy we met in the blogging world.

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  85. What a beautiful view in that first picture. It does, indeed, look like one of the prettiest spots in the world. Happy new year.

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  86. Dawn - thanks! I do love our area - so full of natural beauty! Hope 2011 is a great year for you as well! :)

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  87. Rayna - thanks! I do love those steampunk creations too!

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  88. Lola - isn't he great??? Hope your 2011 rocks! Take care :)

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  89. Saumya - thanks! I do love our this corner of the world. :) Hope you have an amazing 2011 too!

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  90. Rosalind - thank you! I think so too - We have so many beautiful forests! :)

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  91. Wonderful pics Jemi! Thanks for sharing them. They made me smile as well. I hope the new year brings you health, happiness and prosperity!

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  92. Happy New Year! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

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  93. That photo with all the books makes me want to be there -- just add an easy chair, a good lamp, and a cup of hot tea.

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  94. Lisa - Thanks! I'm glad they brought a smile to your face! Enjoy a wonderful new year full of joy! :)

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  95. Susanne - thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them - it's been a fun blogfest :)

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  96. Pat - I know! Wouldn't it be awesome to relax there and enjoy some tea and some books! :)

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  97. That's such a cool spider!!!
    I love all the pics

    Happy New Year,
    Lyn

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  98. WOW! Love that first pict! of course! But yes, the spider is awesome! Great choices. I'm loving this blogfest.

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  99. Thanks Lynda! :) I love all things steampunk :)

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  100. Terry - not surprised you like the scenery!! Not at all :)

    This blogfest is a ton of fun! :)

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  101. You do live in a beautiful spot! And love that library shot! Gorgeous! Happy New Year.

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  102. Lynn - Thank you! I think it's absolutely gorgeous too - but I might be a little biased :)

    Hope your 2011 is wonderful!!

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  103. Oh I love it! I wish I could go right inside that library picture and get lost...

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  104. I grew up in the great state of Michigan so I can appreciate your first image. We don't have any mountains but we do have all the other stuff. Except moose. Okay, so that's two things we didn't have. Have a great New Year!

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  105. I like these pics, especially the library.

    Have a great 2011.

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  106. Hey these pics are gorgeous. You do live in a gorgeous part of the world. Love that steampunk creature! Sorry I'm late commenting but I only had the net on my phone! Happy New Year!

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  107. Lisa - I agree - it would be a great place to spend a decade or two!

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  108. Stephen - the mountains and leaves and lakes are just glorious - especially in the fall! :) Hope your new year is great! :)

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  109. Medeia - thanks! The library would be easy to get lost in for a very long time :)

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  110. L'Aussie - no problem at all! I can't imagine doing anything on my phone - I'm useless when things are that small! Have a great new year! :)

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  111. I almost posted a phot very similar to your first - beautiful!

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  112. Tara - Awesome! I'm popping over to check it out!!! :)

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