We are frequent visitors to the ArcticCam web site, hosted by the Daily News Miner, a newspaper in Fairbanks, Alaska. We live in Minnesota, but our daughter lives in Fairbanks. Viewing this web cam shows us what the weather is like where our daughter is.
But the ArcticCam web site has become more than that. A social network has formed among the”camsters” who post comments regularly on the web site. We feel as though we know each other, and enjoy reading what’s going on with those who write regularly.
Earlier in December, staff members from the News Miner put up a Christmas tree in the parking lot that we camsters can see. Everyone loved it, and our daughter went over and shot the photos you see below. – Jan
I asked my daughter who has lived in Fairbanks for a year and a half now if she would go down to the NewsMiner parking lot and take some photos of the tree from “ground level”.
|Here you see our beloved Christmas tree in all its glory, nicely roped off by ribbons so that no one will run their car into it. You also get a nice view of the garland along the guard rail.|
|One of the pictures is a little ‘arty’…this happened when Jenni accidentally dropped her camera in the snow. She saw that the lens had snow on it, but being the artist that she is, she decided to try shooting the picture through the snow to see what would happen. Nice effect, don’t you think?|
|A Blessed Christmas to all!!