A new volcano appeared in Iceland nearon March 19th, and Constance recently discovered a “Volcano Cam” streaming the continuing eruption in real time!
…click here for the Volcano Cam that Constance is glued to…the lava bubbles and splats! You can move the slider back 12 hours or so, and see what it looks like at all times of the day. There are two camera positions, so you can click on a link on the web page to get a different view – sometimes the views are obscured by fog or rain, or shaken by the wind. Sometimes a human scientist walks past, or a fox!!! Click here for the fox videos. A helicopter flies over occasionally, and the lava actually devoured one of the cameras, but the most exciting thing is watching the lava pour out of the fissures!
Constance was inspired to do some baking, she added black food colouring to some cupcake batter…
…cut out a core, and filled and topped the cakes with orange-coloured whipping cream!
The perfect snack for Volcano-watching.
Click Here for an interactive map of the eruption area.
This volcano is not putting any habitations at risk…we hope the people of St Vincent stay safe from the also erupting La Soufrière!
The QHs certainly know how to celebrate! What fun cupcakes you’ve come up with.
Indeed yes, the some of dessert-eaters were almost as entranced by the exploding whipping cream as by the volcano-watching!
Ha! We’re watching St Vincent…. Closer to home for us! Warm hugs (!) tcv
Not too warm, we hope…and we also hope the ash clouds are not headed your way!
So interesting! I love the idea of volcano cupcakes for snacking.
Constance and I had as much fun making them as the dessert-eaters seemed to have consuming them!
Wow! It is fun to watch Volcanoes… from a safe distance, of course. And oh, to have “lava cakes” to eat while watching…what fun. I heard on the news yesterday that the volcano on St. Vincenntes (sp) erupted, too. I remember that island with much joy. And, I actually walked on that volcano mnay years ago. That was sooo cool!
Constance and I have walked on many a volcano, in Tenerife, and in Iceland, but this is the first one we’ve seen close-up during an eruption! I felt the explosion of Mt St Helens blowing it’s top almost exactly 41 years ago, but Constance didn’t exist back then!
I was in the grenadine islands and got to see volcanoes up close. They weren’t active then though.
Constance is so inventive. Just love her.
Thanks very much! I love her too, and she sometimes eggs me on when my inventiveness is tired – such a good companion!
how entrancing…the volcano is kind of mesmerizing. I did get a chuckle from the Volcano theme snacks!!
Constance was sad when the Walrus-cam went off-line several years ago, so she was very happy to have another mesmerizing natural phenomena to follow!