Monday, August 28, 2006

Web Cams

Web cams are great - you can see what's happening someplace else live. There is a webcam that shows Old Faithful; it was out of service while they were remodeling the Visitor Center. The Center was reopened last week and now the web cam is back in service. The picture updates every 20 seconds and operates 24 hours, except of course that you can only actually see stuff during daylight hours.

These are some pictures from today:

Old Faithful at first light. It's so much easier to see the sunrise at Old Faithful from the East Coast where we're two hours ahead.

First eruption of the day occurred at 6:15am. There's nobody there to watch it. During the middle of the day those benches are full of people.

The sun is high enough to cast some light on the geyser basin. I would like to figure out a way to use these real time webcam pictures as my computer wallpaper.

On an art note - the piece on which I am currently working met with disaster when I tried to take it off the design wall. Hundreds of little pieces of fabric were pinned to a lightweight base but not securely enough and they all ended up on the floor. WonderUnder is the solution and I now have a large piece of padded ironing board cover on the design wall, with wonder under pinned onto that and will now re-pin all the fabrics. I hope it works. If it doesn't, I will know that this piece was destined not to be.

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