Windows to the World

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

By: Ylee, 10:44 AM GMT on May 29, 2011

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I was doing another search for webcams in the National Park Service, because search engines from time to time will omit a listing that should be there, and include listings that shouldn't. Late last week I came across a "new" cam at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. I have never even heard of this park, and as it turns out it's next door to Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado, whose cam has already been on the blog.

Keeping in the state of Colorado, I'm putting in a cam at Kawuneeche Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

I'm pulling the Atlantis cam until NASA decides to take the cover off it, which will be almost launch-time.




The webcam from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park!



Thanks to Chapman's Mille Lacs Resort, the Isle Bay cam!




From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam!




From Rocky Mountain National Park, the Kawuneeche Valley cam!




The Port of Adelaide at Outer Harbor in Australia!




From Shenandoah National Park, the Pinnacles cam!




From Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Perdido Key Beach webcam!


Updated: 9:20 PM GMT on June 08, 2011

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New and Old Favorites!

By: Ylee, 10:57 AM GMT on May 13, 2011

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On this blog, I usually put a couple of new cams on every week, and put the one I like best on top. This week, for a change, I'm going to change out more cams, and bring in some old favorites, and keep a couple of new ones!

I still added a new cam for the blog, just didn't put it on top! :D



One of my all time favorites, Grand Canyon National Park!




From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam!



Once again, The coastal city of Napier, in New Zealand!




The new cam this week comes from Lassen Volcanic National Park!




From Utah, the Moab - Castleton cam!




From Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful!




Thanks to Chapman's Mille Lacs Resort, the Isle Bay cam!





Updated: 10:33 AM GMT on May 21, 2011

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Life is Sometimes Like a Rubbertree Plant!

By: Ylee, 9:39 PM GMT on May 08, 2011

Betcha thought I was going to say "box of chocolates", didn't you? In the song, "High Hopes", the little ant keeps bouncing off the rubbertree plant instead of knocking it down.

This blog is like that sometimes. I'll find a cam that would look good on the blog, and bounce! Either the cam can't be put on the blog due to HTML issues, or it won't update, or the server throws a widget as soon as I use it, ect.

Case in point: One of the largest repositories of gov't webcams is FAA's Alaska weathercams(see under recommended links at right). I found a cam that would go well on the blog, but to make a long story short, the URL of the cam is rigged so that even though I can put it on the blog, it won't update. Bounce! Aargh!

However, through sheer determination, and some help from my WU friends, I will find a way to present more cool cams via a pleasing presentation! Crraaackkkk! "Boom! There goes another rubbertree plant!" :)


Thanks to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for this image of Denver, Colorado!




The Port of Adelaide at Outer Harbor in Australia!




From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam!



The return of my "hometown"(70 miles away) cam, the flooded Green River webcam at Mammoth Cave National park!




From Glacier National Park, the osprey cam!





Thanks to Chapman's Mille Lacs Resort, the Isle Bay cam!




From Utah, the Moab - Castleton cam!



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May Already?

By: Ylee, 12:00 AM GMT on May 03, 2011

This year seems to be flying by, again, as it is already May! May, especially late May, is my favorite time of the year. 50's for lows and upper 70's to low 80's dominate this time of year, the humidity desn't feel as bad, and most of spring's rains have passed. Most years. This year, we are in a flood situation here in W. Ky., with several inches more rain forecast. When will it ever end? Soon, I hope!

Late May also brings my favorite wildflower, the honeysuckle. On calm nights out here in the country you can smell its' fragrance everywhere. Some consider it a weed, an imported invasive species, but I don't. As all Americans born in foriegn lands, it has part of the landscape, and in my eyes, has become native.

May also brings pests: deer flies, poison ivy, and ticks.
It goes to show that even in good times, there are bad things, as in bad times, there are good things. The key is to be conscious of the bad things, and to appreciate the good things.

Enough philosophy!

Probably no government entity helps keep America going from a behind-the-scenes standpoint than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There's not a waterway of any significance in the entire U.S. that doesn't have the Corps' handiwork on it. A part of the Corps' mission is monitoring waterways of all types, and they do a lot of it with webcams. The cam from the Corps I'm using this week monitors the waters on the coast near Duck, North Carolina.
A second new cam for the blog returns to Yellowstone shows Mammoth Hot Springs. It's not the springs that hold my interest, but the bison grazing on the grass in front of it!


From the Army Corps of Engineers' Field Research Facility, cam 5 outside of Duck, North Carolina!




Once again, from Utah, the Moab - Castleton cam!




Thanks to Chapman's Mille Lacs Resort, the Isle Bay cam!




From Yellowstone National Park, the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces webcam!




The Port of Adelaide at Outer Harbor in Australia!




From Glacier National Park, the osprey cam!




From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam!


Updated: 4:11 PM GMT on October 21, 2013

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About Ylee

I live and work in metropolitan Lewisport, KY. I like webcams, through which I can see the whole world!

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