Greetings From Tywhoppity Bottoms!!!

By: Ylee , 9:59 AM GMT on February 05, 2011

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Tywhoppity Bottoms isn't some place you can find on Google Maps, or Wikipedia. It does exist, however, and it borders our farm. Tywhoppity Bottoms is a small area of bottomland that surrounds Blackford Creek, which creates part of the county line that divides Daviess and Hancock counties in western Kentucky. According to legend, Tywhoppity was given its name by Union soldiers during the Civil War, who remarked the sound of the creek against the rocks made a ty-whop-it-ty sound.

I blog from work. I have an ancient computer with old software,(IE 6.0, anyone?) and the nice IT guy has restricted my internet access to .gov and .mil websites, and of course, WU (IT guy must be a fan! :D). So, what do I do during downtime at work? (Besides goofing around at WU?)

Seeing the world through webcams! There are literally thousands of government webcams, from Atqasuk, Alaska, to the South Pole. Australia and New Zealand also have .gov in their domains, so I can peek into their worlds, too!

Once I can figure out how to use the html tags, I'll show a few of my favorites, as well as have links to others of interest.

You can discuss anything you like; you don't have to be on topic. Please show some respect for your fellow bloggers.
Thanks!

A webcam I only discovered this week!

Zion National Parks' Temples and Towers of the Virgin Webcam






Think YOU'VE had a lot of snow this winter? Check out the parking lot at Crater Lake National Park!

BTW, go to the parks' website and see what they had to do to get the main webcam online!




An iconic view from Yavapai Point: The Grand Canyon!



One of my favorite webcams- Apgar Lookout webcam, Glacier National Park, Montana.



This is a LIVE shot of McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

This is a link to the U.S. Antarctic Program.


Tired of snow and cold? Here is a nice view of the beach at the city of Napier in New Zealand.
NOTE:The camera changes view every few hours...
there are three different beach scenes, a mountain scene, and a downtown scene.
Overall, Napier seems to be a nice place to visit!


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54. plapman
2:03 PM GMT on February 17, 2011
Good Morning Ylee
The flour like snow is what we usally get. It's dry and blows with the wind. It looks like we're in for another wintery blast again today. It makes it hard for the wife( the Queen) to get home at the end of her midnight shift. She doen't like driving at night at the best of times and the blowing snow reduces visibility even further.
When I had my driver's licence I'd take to work and pick her up on stormy nights.
Have a good day
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53. Ylee
5:39 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Napier's back... a cloudy morning there!
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52. Ylee
5:12 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Napier cam is down for some reason.... GC and Zion looking good this morning!
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51. Ylee
1:27 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Thanks, Plap, Prose, and Ski for all of your kind comments and valentines! Spring is starting to flirt with us(I'm not sure about a long term commitment!), with temps rising to the mid 60s by mid week! Woo-Hoo! Bring on the mud!!!
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50. waterskiman
1:04 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Mornin Ylee,

hows it going. Happy Valentines

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49. Proserpina
8:07 PM GMT on February 13, 2011
Valentine Cat images
Valentine Animals Graphics
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48. plapman
1:59 PM GMT on February 13, 2011
The web cam blog is a great idea Ylee. I like the ones where I don't have to look at the bleakness of the black and white prairie and can see sunny beaches.
Have a great day
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47. Ylee
10:45 AM GMT on February 13, 2011
There! I've changed the text to webcams and their links, and I've made all the webcams a uniform 1024 pixel width. Daylight will judge whether or not the cams will look okay resized.
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46. Ylee
7:40 AM GMT on February 13, 2011
The green blob must be a reflection of a light off the window, since it hasn't moved. Or it's a UFO just hanging out. :)
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45. Ylee
5:59 AM GMT on February 13, 2011
If anyone's up now, check out the green "blob" on the Zion cam. I believe it's the moon! Perhaps it's green cheese?
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44. Ylee
5:57 AM GMT on February 13, 2011
With encouragement, I have decided to go "big" with the Grand Canyon cam. Hope it looks good for you folks with high resolution monitors!
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43. Ylee
11:14 PM GMT on February 11, 2011
Thanks, Grill, for the compliment! These pics look huge on an old computer with 800x600 res.
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42. plapman
10:49 PM GMT on February 11, 2011
Good afternoon Ylee
It's to bad that cold Canadian air has leaked so far south. There's been times when southern Texas has been colder than here.
I like the web cams. I have a few links to some other Manitobacams on my blog if you're interested. There on yhe right side of the page.
Have a good day
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41. GrillinInTheEye
9:21 PM GMT on February 11, 2011
I like it. Looks good Ylee.
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40. Ylee
8:03 PM GMT on February 11, 2011
I've added a new webcam from Zion National Park, but I'm not happy with its size. It's too big. Gonna have to figure out how to resize it...
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39. Patrap
1:38 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Morning...over dere.
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38. PSLFLCaneVet
12:57 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Ylee:
Hey, PSL, thanks for the Photo, can't see it though...... :(



Check it out if you can from home. It's a beach scene. Hope you enjoy your weekend.


Morning, Pat.
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37. Ylee
12:53 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Hey, PSL, thanks for the Photo, can't see it though...... :(
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36. Ylee
12:51 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Mornin' Pat! Glad you like them... thanks for stopping by!!!
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35. Patrap
12:50 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Nice entry,,love the webcams

G'morn as well.
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34. PSLFLCaneVet
12:48 PM GMT on February 10, 2011

Morning, folks. An image to help brighten the cold winter night (in KY):




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33. GrillinInTheEye
12:39 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Morning Ylee, Thanks for popping in. Hope you enjoy your long weekend.
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32. waterskiman
12:02 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Ylee:
Supposed to be mid 50's this weekend, and sunny.
Woo-hoo, break out the shorts!(Well, maybe not!) :)

LOL blog pong, ok goin back to grills
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31. Ylee
12:00 PM GMT on February 10, 2011
Supposed to be mid 50's this weekend, and sunny.
Woo-hoo, break out the shorts!(Well, maybe not!) :)
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30. waterskiman
11:56 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Ylee:
Mornin' Aqua, well, this is the year of the rabbit, so maybe history will repeat itself! But not in my household! :)

Ski, I'll trade your rain for 8 degrees F.!
( Nah, I didn't think you'd go for that one!) :)

Yep you got that right. I go comastose in about 50
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29. Ylee
11:46 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Mornin' Aqua, well, this is the year of the rabbit, so maybe history will repeat itself! But not in my household! :)

Ski, I'll trade your rain for 8 degrees F.!
( Nah, I didn't think you'd go for that one!) :)
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28. waterskiman
11:36 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Mornin Ylee,

We got rain commin this morn, figures when I have stuff to do outside.
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27. aquak9
11:04 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
I enjoyed the garden pic- they had a few too many kids, but I think that was the way, to breed like bunnies back then.

happy thursday!






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26. Ylee
7:51 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Slow night on the WU blogosphere, and slow night at work. Might have to whip something up......
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25. Ylee
2:41 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Today was just a cold, snowy day. Temps barely cracked 20, and the snow was like Martha White flour- fine and dry.

The Napier cam changed viewpoints again... I hadn't seen this one before, with the big pine tree in the foreground.
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24. Ylee
2:36 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Hi, ski! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you liked the "down under" webcam, although I KNOW New Zealand ain't Australia! :)

Calpoppy, I got the coyote pic off a website somewhere; I liked it because it looks like he's smiling and his tounge is hanging out- looks like a good attitude to me! :) We have quite of few coyotes out here, too. On still nights sometimes they like to raise a ruckus!

I know there's a lot more "private" cams out there; some here on WU are really nice. It would be nice to show the Nat'l Geo cams on here. I could, but I couldn't see them . :(
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23. calpoppy
3:36 PM GMT on February 09, 2011
Hi ylee! I like your coyote avatar. We have lots of those guys out here, they are a most interesting critter. To bad you can't get national geographic webcams. They have some interesting ones, my favorite was in Africa it was located at a watering hole. Just the sounds of the animals were neat to hear.
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22. waterskiman
3:34 PM GMT on February 09, 2011
Hi Ylee,

saw you over at grills, how you doing?

I have world web cams on my favorites its great.
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21. PSLFLCaneVet
11:54 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
Quoting Ylee:
Aqua- work would probably frown if I took a nap! :) I'm going home to bed in a couple of hours. There's people here that are on, it seems, all the time: Hades, PSL, for example.

Alaska? Are you referring about the one at McMurdo Station, Antarctica? Maybe you need another nap!! j/k

Thanks for stopping by! Take care and don't work too hard!



Greetings!


Unmasked. Yes, I do spend a good deal of time on WU. That is because of all the excellent folks Grill and I have met, here. (she is my highly esteemed wife).


Nice blog you have going, I'll be sure to drop by.

Regards!
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20. Ylee
11:36 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
LOL
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19. aquak9
11:33 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
oh yeah...antarctica

you're right- I need more naps....
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18. Ylee
11:29 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
Aqua- work would probably frown if I took a nap! :) I'm going home to bed in a couple of hours. There's people here that are on, it seems, all the time: Hades, PSL, for example.

Alaska? Are you referring about the one at McMurdo Station, Antarctica? Maybe you need another nap!! j/k

Thanks for stopping by! Take care and don't work too hard!
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17. aquak9
11:10 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
don't you ever sleep?

I don't. I just take naps here and there. Too bad I can't watch your links from work- the live one from Alaska is cool.
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16. Ylee
11:06 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
Colder than a welldigger's tuckus this morning, presently in the low teens!

Tonight, I added hyperlinks to some of the cams for added content. The Crater Lake link goes to the main webcam page for the park. The Grand Canyon link will direct you to a high-res pic at Yavapai Point, the one that I like better than the one on this page. The McMurdo link takes you to the U.S. Atlantic Program's home page, and the Napier, NZ link will take you to its home page.

All in all, a sucessful nights' work!
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15. Ylee
12:49 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
So far, Louisville 1, Paducah 0! Just a light dusting on the grass!
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14. Ylee
11:00 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Paducah NWS has issued a winter storm warning for Owensboro (3"-5") which is 15 mi. SW of home, while Louisville NWS (which handles Lewisport) forecasts 1/2" for Lewisport, 4 mi NE of home. We shall see who is right and who is not!
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13. Ylee
10:53 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
I've finished adding webcams for this week..... I wonder why my dang avatar disappeared?
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12. Ylee
6:09 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
I've added the Yavapai Point webcam from Grand Canyon National Park to the list... I was torn between the large version, which shows lots of detail, but sort of overwhelms the blog, or the regular picture, which fits the blog well but doesn't look "grand". I'm running a resolution of 800x600 on this old monitor. Any feedback from anyone having a higher resolution monitor would be appreciated.
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11. Ylee
4:58 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
More hmmm.... McMurdo is updating now... ??? Oh, well, don't knock it!

On the home weather front....
A winter storm warning? 2"-4" snow? Just enough to make things a mess...
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10. Ylee
4:53 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Thanks Plapman, for stopping by! The view from your basement window tells me all I need to know: cold and snowy! :)
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9. plapman
3:22 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Good Morning Ylee
I can't find a descent place for my webcam where I can get an unobstructed view of the weather. You can see the snow is piling up on the Northern Edge of the prairie.
Have a good day and thanks for stopping by the Northern edge.
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8. Ylee
12:50 AM GMT on February 07, 2011
Hmm... McMurdo doesn't seem to be updating... I'll have to fix it tomorrow... time to go home!!!
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7. Ylee
11:57 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Oh, great, now we're in line for 1-3 inches of wet snow Monday...:(
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6. Ylee
11:30 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Thanks, Bogon, for stopping by.... perhaps to a penguin,the water can be especially ominous....

Aqua... I have a lot of downtime at work,so seeing the world thru webcams and WU makes the day go by SO much better. However, due to the IT Nazis at corporate, I can't see any utube or photobucket, et al. I guess I should be thankful for what I have... :). BTW, thanks for stopping by, this blog is a work in progress!
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5. aquak9
11:06 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
ok....hi!

What a cool way to spend the day at work. I spent last night on LOLcats.

But like you, I enjoy seeing the world elsewhere- mostly I enjoy seeing the weather, pics and videos from friends here at WU.
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4. Bogon
10:31 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Summer at McMurdo Station. Doesn't look so bad right now. Maybe a little ominous out on the water...
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I live and work in metropolitan Lewisport, KY. I like webcams, through which I can see the whole world!