I was away from home during late December and early January. To pass the time, I introduced my hosts to Google Earth. Everyone had a great time looking up old residences, current homes and so on. Later on I got bored and tried what John Grimshaw described: I tried to find the homes of some PBS members. I also tried it on my own address. When I tried my own address, it found a house down the street - one obviously not a gardener's house! When I moved the view to center on my house, I noticed that the image presented was several years old. What we were viewing was the free service; is there a for-pay service which has current views? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm looking forward to a live-view Google Earth!