) ~ it's a good day to remember that the very first commercial movie screening in the world took place this very day, in 1895, at the Grand Cafe in Paris ~ seems the idea of pay-per-view that day caught on. However you spend your Boxing Day we hope you enjoy it, and the views ~ Sunday, December 25th 2016 ~ We wish you a Merry Christmas ~ and all the figgy pudding you can eat (we may actually try to make some today so please stop by for some hot chocolate, tea, or mulled wine to go with it... ) Happy Viewing to all Saturday, December 24th 2016 ~ A very Happy Christmas Eve to all ~ while we await the flight of Santa Claus (which you can track right here thanks to the friendly folks at NORAD) and we ponder the technology behind that (and driveway cam)...
:) And as the seconds left in this year dwindle and are well below a million (there will be aprox. we remember that it was this day 110 years ago that the first radio broadcast was made ~ by Canadian-born Reginald Aubrey Fessenden who sent his signals from 420-foot radio tower of the National Electric Signaling Company, at Brant Rock on the Massachusetts seacoast.
) ~ Wednesday, December 21st 2016 ~ Running late (which is not a good thing to do on the Solstice! ", and a reminder that if we get through tonight, the days will start getting longer again ~ so raise a glass (of mulled wine perhaps) to the return of the sun, and light a bonfire (or a metaphorical representation of one, no point in playing with matches while you're drinking) to illuminate this dark night, and welcome both the sun and winter ~ And know we've all been doing this for a very long time and will continue to do so despite what seems like evidence to the contrary frequently.
From Writer's Almanac: "It's officially the first day of winter and one of the oldest-known holidays in human history.
The seasonal views are available as well if you are inside, under blankets and not going out for any virtual views.
Hope it's the start of a great year for you Haydon!
:) Have a wonderful day, and 'tho all views are seasonal in their own way we hope you wander and enjoy those of the hustle and bustle of the world on Christmas Eve, while it (and you?
) make snowflakes, visit penguins, watch the lights, the snow, the skaters, and the fairs ~ Friday, December 23rd 2016 ~ Happy Christmas Eve Eve ~ as we head once more into the breach dear friends to finish the preparations for tomorrow (and its tomorrow).
There are webcams for all (or most) so you can watch online if you want to (and we do, so maybe we'll see you there? You can start with these links: Earthcam has NYC and global links for the watching, and there are links for all over here, and even more to check out here you just have to follow the trails at that one (which do sometimes end up at "no cameras available for this location" but it's only a couple of clicks and not like you have to actually travel to those spots to find out you can't watch)(lol).
So a very safe, happy, and brave New Year to us all ~ and a toast then to the views to come in 2017 ~ Friday, December 30th 2016 ~ IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!! Thursday, December 29th 2016 ~ Running late this morning, and running out of mornings for the year ~ so grab some hot chocolate (or tea) and take some time to enjoy all of the views (snow on the driveway!!! ), along with the seasonal sites ~ the Snow Watching views ~ the Lights for a Fare-thee-well views ~ the Christmas Fairs for a Fare-thee-well as well Watching views and ~ the Ice Skating Watching views ~ On this the antepenultimate day of the year ~ Wednesday, December 28th 2016 ~ As untold millions are going to be paid by people going to movies today ~ well okay, so it's mostly told (over 0 million was spent on one movie alone in the last 5 days! And what that means around here (besides boxing in the page) is laying on the comfy boxy sort of thing in the living room, napping, reading box shaped books, napping, getting Christmas in Paris tea out of the box and into a cup with hot water, napping, and occasionally getting things out of the ice box for munching ~ oh and maybe a nap.Enjoy ~ Monday, December 19th 2016 ~ The days are getting much shorter now as we rush towards the Solstice.