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By: Ylee , 11:38 PM GMT on January 17, 2012

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I was really hoping to get SBKaren's hometown cam at the top of the page, but I can't access it even through the supervisors' computer, so it's a "No can do" on that one! :P
This week's blog is the first in about six months that I have not featured the Milos cam!(easy, Sandi!) On WU's list of cams is a very nice cam of the Parthenon, in Athens, Greece, so I made the decision do drop Milos, as I didn't want two overseas cams from the same country. Also brand new to this blog are WU cams from South Africa, Oregon, Switzerland, and New Zealand, as well as old standbys from the Grand Canyon, and Mille Lacs!


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143. Ylee
6:17 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Hi, Alley! I found this little tidbit when I searched the snowy owl: "Peak numbers in Missouri occur about every four years in response to lemming population crashes in far north."

I think the owls are just looking for something to eat because their normal food supply is gone.

Bug, during the night at the Acropolis, they shut the lights off for a few hours, probably to save money. Glad you culd see the Swiss cam; most of the time the view has been shrouded in clouds.

After a quick lunch, time to start on the new blog! Wish me luck! :)
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142. Alleyoops
5:06 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Here is something to ponder. I read yesterday about the unusual migration of the Great Northern Snowy Owl to parts of the US in numbers that have never been seen before. Any idea as to what could be causing this. One was shot in Hawaii at an airport others have been found as far south as MO and Oklahoma. Could it be they are sensing something ominous for our future like perhaps that Pole shift so many have predicted????? Or could it be lost of habitat for their main food source...
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141. palmettobug53
5:06 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Good morning!

Whadda ya mean the Acropolis is not lit up? They must not have had the lights on when you looked, Shore. It sure as heck is lit up now. It's gorgeous.

The Swiss cam is cool, too. In more ways than one! LOL
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140. Alleyoops
5:01 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Good morning Ylee...yes we are going to go up into the 50s here and I can hardly wait...sure playing havoc with the trees and spring plants though. They don't know whether to bud or just remain dormant. My weeping cherry is forming buds but I am sure Feb will make up for our lack of winter even if it is only for 6 weeks...I like this kind of winter I must admit...Have a wonderful day dear one. Rest well...
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139. Proserpina
2:50 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
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138. Ylee
1:48 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Good morning! Back again for the second, and last, dayshift this cycle! Temps are not that bad this morning, around freezing, but a gusty wind makes things a mite chilly!

Good to see the Leukenbad cam showing a pretty scene this morning; with a little luck, it'll be replaced with a new blog!

Hey, Trauma! I'm up, for the duration, lol! If you're working, I'll see you here Monday night!

Hi, Sandi! Tide looks to be down in SA now, with lots of sailboats enjoying the beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Hi, Alley! Doing pretty well, here! Work is actually slow and calm, at the moment! :)

Hi, Tony! I'll try, but you know how work goes, lol! I have a feeling I'll have a nice but busy retirement like you have; at least I hope so! :)
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137. plapman
1:30 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
Good morning YLee.
Have a great day.
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136. Alleyoops
10:26 AM GMT on January 29, 2012
Good morning Ylee..just a quick stop by to see how you are doing and take a peek at the cams. Have a great day dear one.
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135. sandiquiz
8:44 AM GMT on January 29, 2012
Morning to you ....
When I called by last night the tide was right up to the car park in Knysna Heads.... this morning it has gone out, and the folk are there again... I would love to know what they do... possibly go fishing, or "rock-pooling"!! lol
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134. traumaboyy
7:48 AM GMT on January 29, 2012
Back at work...Whats up Ylee!!
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133. Ylee
11:46 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Gamma! You'll be having a really happy Saturday in about 15 minutes! :)

I wish there was WIFI here at work, ycd! It'd be a lot better, for sure!

Great to be back, Sandi! I saw it, and thank you! :)

Work has not been kind to my blogging, as it has barely enough time to catch up on reading my Favorites(I have about 15 active!) A lot of great stuff out there!
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132. sandiquiz
8:22 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Ylee... I have left you a message in my blog :-)

Welcome back to WULand !
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131. ycd0108
5:19 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Morning Ylee:
Great to have you back. It occurs to me that you might look at some of the WiFi products out there.
Tloml bought an iPod a year or so ago and I can log in to WU from anywhere with an accessible router. She has never tried to learn to use it but I can show her your cams on it. I have registered with it as iTrickPony or something and even made a blog entry but typing here is slow enough for me and typing on that tiny key pad on half of that tiny screen is quite a chore.
Mille Lacs had a pickup towing a trailer just now,
Yaquina light is brightening but earlier had a "Red Sky"
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130. seflagamma
5:04 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Ylee, glad you are back! Happy Saturday to you.
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129. Ylee
4:46 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Good morning! After four mostly soggy days off, I back and ready to get at it! The blogs, that is; do you really think I was talking about work? LOL!

MNTornado, Pros, ycd, Gamma, Todd, Shore, GG, Alley, Rob, Trauma, and Reno, thanks for coming by and keeping the blog afloat!

After I catch up on all the other blogs, I'll start on a new blog! May take awhile! :)
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128. Ylee
3:08 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
I'm back! More later, I'm kinda busy at the moment! :)
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127. ycd0108
1:49 AM GMT on January 28, 2012
For crying out loud!
I looked at the detail and zoomed a bit and there is another tractor waiting behind the first one. It looked like the first trailer was all covered in bumper tires where the bow would hit.
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126. ycd0108
1:45 AM GMT on January 28, 2012
Gonna be a big boat coming in soon on Akitio. The trailer has large tires where the bow would come in.
I'm gonna update
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125. MNTornado
11:31 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Hi Ylee,
Regarding you post on my blog, it's not that I enjoy working on computer so much as that I'm trained to work on all kinds of electronics including computers. Doesn't make any sense to pay someone else to do what I can do myself for a whole lot less money. :-))
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124. toddluck
3:59 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
good morning
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123. seflagamma
3:48 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Hi there Ylee,

Hummmmm where are you??? Don't think I've seen any post from you in a few days.

you have not posted here in your own blog since Tue Jan 24th???

Are you OK????

Wait; just read back more carefully, it appears you are on vacation or off work this week ...

So, just wanted to let you know we are all missing you!!!

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122. ycd0108
6:23 AM GMT on January 27, 2012
Maybe that is why Lee chose so many different time zones. The southern Cams stay up longer just now and come summer up here we can show them a thing or two.
We get Levi and JoeA to post cams in our summer and Aussi for the winters
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121. Proserpina
3:09 AM GMT on January 27, 2012
Ylee, WU is not the same when you are not around! I hope that you are having some fun.

It seems that it is night almost every where (according to the cams) except in NZ.
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120. RenoSoHill
4:14 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
Ya know Ylee, everytime I come here I am reminded of a friend of mine, a very sharp individual except for 'puters. He told me one time that no matter when he went to the webcams here on the west coast that none of them ever worked - always just black and wanted to know if I had that problem - nope. We talked for a while and I asked him when did he play on the 'puter. "Oh, I usually look around after the 11:00 news before I go to bed." I finally had to tell him - "Ya know that it is dark then and the cams don't work at night!" His comment is not printable.
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119. shoreacres
1:51 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
I went back and looked - apparently Ylee is off until Saturday, lucky man! So he's not MIA, he's just not here. ;)
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118. RobDaHood
11:22 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
WHY LEEEEEE!

What up man?
Quoting traumaboyy:
Shark Week....they pull a piece of plywood or something cut out that looks like a seal....and the great whites hit it so hard that they fly out of the water....Would love to try that...but FORTUNATELY there are no Great Whites in the Gulf of Mexico where I fish!!

Thank God for that!
Them bull sharks are bad enough!
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117. Alleyoops
10:00 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Hey there Sunshine...I see your having some pretty crappy weather your way. Just make sure you take care and stay safe. South TX has been hit hard today and this looks like you may be getting the tail end of that system.

Take care and stay safe.
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116. Proserpina
2:33 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Hey Ylee, where are you? Wherever you are, I hope that you are enjoying life. Stay well.

Switzerland is beautiful at the moment. Hazy with the sun trying to peek through. The Acropolis seems to be under ominous skies rather often. The gods must be furious that the country's economy is in such a horrible shape.

By the way, we have a glorious sunny day but cold. As long as the sun shines, I am happy.
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115. shoreacres
12:09 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Oh, the Swiss cam is just beautiful this morning! A nice combination of clouds, sun and snow - gorgeous. At first glance it looked like a boat pulled in at Kynsna - not such a good idea, I'd think. But no - it's a light pole, maybe in a parking or service area. That's what it looks like, anyhow.
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114. GardenGrrl
11:31 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Hey I can finally see the valley on the Swiss cam. Very nice. We must have their clouds. Getting lots of rain.

The lakes are so low here this is a good thing inspite of the flash flooding. Took the corgi out and her belly was just as wet as her top side.
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113. traumaboyy
1:56 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Can't believe the Acropolis is not lit up at night!
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112. Proserpina
1:55 AM GMT on January 25, 2012
Couldn't let you stay at the bottom of my favorite list.

I see that there are lots of people walking around at Akitio. Good, something to look at while all of the other cams are 'sleeping'.

Take care.
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111. Proserpina
2:54 PM GMT on January 24, 2012
Good morning Ylee. We finally are seeing the sun, I had forgotten what it looked like. We should have a pretty rest of the day with temps in the 50s. Hubby is getting ready to go to the gold course, what else does one do when the sun shines? I have not decided yet what I will do today, probably run some errands.

Happy Tuesday to you.
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110. Ylee
12:51 PM GMT on January 24, 2012
Hi, Tony! Abbey may not find as many gophers in Newfie!

Trauma, that's just weird; sharks aren't the brightest creatures, are they?

I'm out again! :)
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109. Ylee
12:48 PM GMT on January 24, 2012
well, I guess that's about it for me this go-around! Ya'll take care!
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108. plapman
12:47 PM GMT on January 24, 2012
Good morning Ylee.
The views from other peoples web cams make me jealous. I should move in with my daughter in newfoundland. She has a great view from her home on a hill.
Enjoy your day.
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107. traumaboyy
12:42 PM GMT on January 24, 2012
Shark Week....they pull a piece of plywood or something cut out that looks like a seal....and the great whites hit it so hard that they fly out of the water....Would love to try that...but FORTUNATELY there are no Great Whites in the Gulf of Mexico where I fish!!
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106. Ylee
11:22 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Thanks for the info, Sandi! I'm sure the restoration is a time-consuming, intricate process!

Can you imagine if someone seriously bungled it(Like a certain cruise ship captain) and caused the pillars of the Parthenon to fall like dominoes? "Oops!" :)
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105. sandiquiz
11:08 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Hey, Ylee, you can see scaffolding on the Parthenon if you look carefully. I found this information.

Greece’s Acropolis in scaffolds as restoration resumes
Saturday, 13 November 2010

Scaffolding once again appeared on the Acropolis in Athens Thursday as work resumed.
“New scaffolding has been constructed on the central part of the Propylaea to restore the original marble,” said Mairi Ioannidou, the head of Acropolis Restoration Service.
The Propylaea is a vast, semi-ruined gateway that served as the gateway to the Acropolis, the 5th century BC citadel that towers over the Greek capital.
The new phase of the restoration, which is being partly funded by the European Union, is expected to last until 2013 and will include work to improve the site’s earthquake resistance.

The Greek government vowed in May to press ahead with the project, despite introducing deep budget cuts aimed at warding off financial collapse.
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104. Ylee
10:51 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Alley, sorry that you've had such a short night! Maybe after feeding Smudgie you can go lay down for a bit!

Sandi, the warmth of SA certainly looks inviting! There's sailboats out in the distance now!

Trauma, I don't guess I've ever heard of trolling for great whites with a plywood cutout; how does that work? A little over two hours!
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103. traumaboyy
10:07 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
yeah we do really need it...are still about a foot behind on our rain mostly from last summer. Three more hours!! South Africa would be wonderful.....I want to pull one of those plywood cutouts behind my boat and make the great whites jump out of the water!!!
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102. Alleyoops
10:05 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Good morning Ylee...beat the kitty up this morning. Been up since 2:30...could not sleep and I went to bed at l0 PM, lights out at 10:40 so there really was no excuse. Just could not sleep. Oh well, at least its nice to come on here and see folks still around... I guess its time to see if little Miss Smudgie is outside and awaiting her morning Noms...Have a great day dear one. Rest well.
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101. sandiquiz
9:56 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
The car park in SA is now full of cars.... should we swap the cold, dragging day/night of the UK and US and jet off to the sun in SA !!!lol
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100. Ylee
9:52 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
In contrast, my night's been seriously dragging, Trauma! You guys really needed the rain, didn't you? That's great!
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99. traumaboyy
9:32 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Just been rainy all night mostly not even windy....front lost all its energy which is a good thing!! Been slammed tonight!! Non stop!! Cranes are down at the parthenon again.
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98. Ylee
8:11 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Hi, Sandi! Today does look like a messy day on the cams!

I'm sure I'll figure out something to keep me occupied; if I don't, my wife will, lol!

Tonight at work has been a slog; I have hardly any blogging done, and it's already after 2AM CST! Gotta get a move on!
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97. sandiquiz
7:45 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Still no vehicles at Akitio, or SA, and cloudy in Greece!

Four days off ... you will not know what to do with yourself!! lol
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96. Ylee
2:24 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Good evening! Unless I get called in, when I leave in the morning, I'll be off until Saturday!

All the cams are dark except Akitio and Knysna, of which Knysna don't count because their cam stops updating when the sun goes down.

The beach is still empty at Akitio, Karen, only it's Tuesday there now! :)

Pros, I'm sure I'll have plenty to do around the house when I'm off work, lol!

Thanks for the pictures and the Mt. St. Helens cam, Briar! You can leave the cam up for the duration of this blog; I'll probably put a new blog up either Saturday or Sunday.

Cal, the rough stuff went north and south of me! That's a blessing, right there! :)

Trauma, looks like you have the only action going on in the eastern U.S.! Walmart bags? I wonder if my neighbore have kin down there? :)
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95. traumaboyy
1:15 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Evening Ylee Line finally getting to my place....may get some lightening.....looking for winds in the 20 mph range....may even blow some empty wal mart bags around lol
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94. BriarCraft
8:09 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
I see you've got Yaquina Head, near Newport, OR, now -- another of my favorite places.
Nearby Newport has an aquarium that ranks in the U.S.'s top 10.


It's also home to NOAA's Pacific fleet and OSU's Marine Science Center.
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93. SBKaren
7:07 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Well, you can tell it's a Monday in New Zealand...the beach is empty! LOL
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