Thursday, December 9, 2010

Webcams, cold weather and cool video

I loved reading about the weather in everyone’s neck of the woods (from yesterday’s post). It made me feel more connected to all of the different places where everyone lives.

Most of us are experiencing really cold weather, but in Australia where my friends Bush Babe and Annie live, it’s full on summer.

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My husband visits several webcams around the country and his favorite is the one in Bar Harbor, Maine. It’s at one of the busiest intersections, looking towards Geddy’s Restaurant and the parking lot at the harbor.

Webcam - Geddy’s Harbor, Maine

He also visits the one at Ocracoke, off the coast of North Carolina. It’s a familiar place to us and interesting to see in the different seasons.

Ocracoke webcam

Are there any webcams that you visit?

 

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It’s very cold here in Maryland. My fingers feel frozen as I sit under my throw blanket, semi-watching Survivor tonight.

I’m working on making myself a CD of some of my favorite Christmas tunes to play in the car. And I think I’ll add this one to it. It’s by Fleet Foxes and the video is pretty unique. Hope you like.

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until tomorrow, then . . .

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30 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Love the music! That's a claymation video so I'm sure it took a LONG time to make it. Oh, and to think that there's a little man that turns a wheel to keep the stars and the moon turning in the sky is a hoot.

Di
Hmmm, nope, no webcams that I watch, but I do have a link to one on another blog that I do for my hometown in Iowa.

Deb said...

great photos...no haven't ckd out any web cams..I'm doing good keeping up with my 2 blogs...facebook...emails and texts...

Karen said...

I occasionally look at the Martha's Vineyard webcams...something about that island - minus the crazy tourists and too-wealthy people - calls to me like a second home.

Mental P Mama said...

My webcam fixations have historically involved owls and puppies. They are all grown now. So I am getting some stuff done;)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Although I don't visit often enough, Annie's photos of her part of the globe are always spectacular.

Donna S. said...

We vacation in South Daytona Beach a lot. So, my husband views a webcam that shows the beach almost daily!!

Joanne said...

The claymation in the video is very well done. Definitely a unique idea.

I lived in France for a couple of years and often find myself on the following webcams:

Paris:
http://www.earthcam.com/france/paris/

Nice:
http://www.viewsurf.com/vue-238-Nice_-_Promenade_des_anglais.html

texwisgirl said...

Beautiful song, and creative video. Sad how soon we age, isn't it?!

Love your house finches - especially the red in the background glow. :)

JackDaddy said...

I used to watch the webcam from Anchorage just to see the snow!!

Ann On and On... said...

I'm wishing right now that I didn't read about these webcams....how fun. Off to check out my new addiction. :D
It's super cold here in Quebec City too. Buuurrrr!

Mary Lou said...

My hubby did watch the live cam of the eagle's nest.
No wonder Oprah is going to Australia soon!
I'm freezing too and also half watched Survivor while I did Christmas cards..
Love the bird photos.

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki!
Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but if you read my post on Tuesday I'm sure you understand. Wishing you all the best!

Comfort Spiral

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Lisa RedWillow said...

Love Love the birds.
How beautiful

deborah said...

I used to watch watering holes in Africa on webcam, it was so interesting!
Wonderful song

Kerri said...

Love your birdies - and the viddy is AWESOME!!

Annie said...

Hi Kate. lovely to have you visit, and enjoy some of my summer posts. And to post it on your blog. Wondered why I had a few more comments than usual!

Someone did say that the bird might have been an osprey. I am not too good on all the names of birds, and because i am in the city (sort of usually, I don't normally see those ones.

Actually despite it being summer, and a few sunny days, our last few months have been delightfully cooler than previous years. And floods down the eastern coast are getting back to our olden days of weather patterns. Wondering if my son and family will be able to travel safely back to Melbourne when it is time for them to go for Christmas.

Hope it won't be too cold for you All the time. The little NY family here are not really looking fwd to being back in the snow next week!!

Loving your birds, and posts as usual. The tea sounds interesting!

Nancy said...

I check in to a webcam daily where my husband is currently working -- it shows his worksite progress. Pretty cool!

Your photo reminded me I need to refill my feeders today. Lovely pictures!

BUSH BABE said...

No webcams anywhere around here that I am aware off... I'm the closest thing the locals have for constant surveillance!

Do you want to know how warm it is here? Sitting here with doors wide open in t-shirt and jeans at 10pm and feeling warm. Stink bugs beginning to swarm in... time for bed and air-conditioning methinks!
:-)
BB

COUNTRY GAL said...

Dont do web cam of any kind, as for cold its minus 4 below zero with the wind chill it makes it minus 8 below zero Arctic temperature thats fo sure, sunny but cold. Have a happy warm day !

Low Tide High Style said...

I used to visit the web cam at my daughter's university to see if I could catch her walking to class. I used to tell her to wave when she went by...I never did see her, but I think she did wave!

Love the bird photos and that video and song are both keepers...loved it!

Kat :)

Marilyn said...

the only web cam I ever watched was the eagles hatching in the west, somewhere. that was intense....but don't have any to watch now. the ones on the outer banks don't always work, so I don't bother any more.
that video is interesting and the song haunting.....but what the heck is it about? :) :) :)

Kacey said...

I check out the Estes Park webcams, 'cause I love Estes Park and love to see the seasons change in the rockies.

http://estesparkcvb.com/cams.cfm

kelly@thebluemuse said...

love the red, white and blue of those photos. when i woke up this morning it was ten degrees outside. brrrr...

beth said...

i love web cams....did your hubby see the nest of bald eagles last year ?

okay...off to check out your links :)

Oliag said...

I have some British Virgin Island webcams that I love to occaisionally take a peek at to see just what I am missing:)http://www.bvipirate.com/BVIWebcams.html
When we were sailing in the Leeward Islands last year a friend took a screen picture of the webcam at a harbour we were staying in one day...it was fun to later try and figure out which boat was ours....

Linda said...

In my early 20's (early '80's)I lived in the ski resort of Steamboat Springs, CO. I check out their web cams often and every season.
http://www.steamboat.com/mountain-cam.aspx
http://www.steamboatpilot.com/webcams/

Daryl said...

Nope .. but NOLA.com has fabulous Mardi Gras cams ...

Lili said...

Just realized the Bar Harbor webcam isn't live, but I see they update it about every 1/2 hour during the day. Wonder what the odds are if I stood there on the half hour and waved! HA I used to watch one of a local ski resort to see how crowded it was before we went. Also the eaglecam here on the coast, http://www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/eagle-cam.php
but no mating eagles right now. Stay warm and cozy! xo ~Lili

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat, don't have any that I watch though.

A Scattering said...

I'd never heard of Fleet Foxes until I read and listened to your post. I've now downloaded White Winter Hymnal from iTunes to my iPod - love it!