Monday, January 25, 2016
Some unique things through technology
When Sherry gets to wondering what the weather is like in our home town, she clicks on:
(This is our town of Belmont, just a minute ago. You see the little snow is almost gone. Side note, the construction that used to be 'Second fiddle' on the earlier pics, is going to be a restaurant associated with the 'Jonas Brothers', the famous singers from our town)
And she gets the ‘Earthcam’ that is set up in our little down town. You look right down Main Street, the street she walked in her early life. You also get a short weather report. Of course the street has changed in many ways, the existing buildings are the same, just different owners and products.
(This is a 'snip' of Mark sitting below the clock talking to us on the phone, he was walking Janie his dog)
Right now I look over at her computer and she is checking how much snowfall they have had, it appears that they have about an inch.
The camera is fun, she can even watch the Christmas parade and have a ring side seat.
AT one time or the other most of our family have come to the town clock to wave at grandpa and grandma down in Florida as we chat on the cell phone. Even Shirl came up and did a dance.
(Shirl on Sunday morning. These are 'snips' from last year)
Now not everyone is aware of the camera that is active 24/7. And unlike many Earth cams there are street lights so you have a good view around the clock. So folks looking at our family as they drive by must wonder why these folks are looking across and waving at the ‘Stowe’ office building (Where the camera is hung).
(Even friends Don and Evelyn & friend Carrol stopped by the square before heading to Florida.)
Not every city has a camera. You too can have one installed, I do not know the cost. Some guy near Boston has one in his chicken house. If you want to see who has one, follow the lead below:
I just checked the surf at Daytona, they do not have lights but I could see the surf. I also dropped by Flagstaff, AZ. Temp was 49 with some snow on the ground.
(Above is Time square this morning, I thought NYC had ground to a STOP)
Just another marvel of the internet!