I'm a sponge. I pick up on the moods around me and the material around me. When all of the negative news out there starts to eat at me, I go to a place where nothing is bad. No, it's not a beach or an island, it's a live webcam. Two of them, actually. http://www.ustream.tv/badmanors This webcam is a very unique cam. It's a squirrel cam that has different scenes so it appears that the squirrel is interacting with the scenery. Of course, there aren't always squirrels present so it can be a bust-but the scenery is funny.
My favorite webcam is a in Indiana near a stream. The owner puts out corn and sunflowers and then wildlife goes crazy. Birds of all kinds-cardinals, blue jays, red winged black birds, crows, doves, woodpeckers, ducks....later in the day and evening, you may see the beavers that live nearby. Also, raccoons show up to feast...it's a hoot. The sounds are very relaxing and I often have it on in the background while I work in another tab on my computer. If the news of oil spills, floods, terrorist attack attempts, political unrest is starting to overload you, try these "happy" places--I do!