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posted: January 31st, 2014

This, the only page, begins and ends with January 25th. We did not have a New Year's adventure this year. Then, in addition to that, Kazuya had to work every Saturday until the 25th. So, our only outing was on the 25th - a trip to Nogawa Park to check on the progress of Spring Flowers. You may recall that Nogawa Park is about a 15 minute bicycle ride from our apartment. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin January 25th
  We were fortunate to see several birds while we were looking around. We could not even get photos of all of the species which we saw! But, in this row you can see a photo of a River Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), a Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker (Yungipicus kizuki) and a Common Chickadee. We could not get photos of the Magpies which we saw, nor the Long-tailed Chickadees, nor another species of woodpecker - the Japanese Green Woodpecker (Picus awokera).
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  We were pleased to note that the Shibateranthis pinnatifida - Setsubunsou in Japanese - was starting to bloom, although there were only about 4 blooms on this date. But, at least it's a sign that the days are getting longer and spring may come again this year. The 3rd photo, however, shows that the Plum Blossoms have not started to open yet. It's been a cold winter, no snow at all, but cold. The Plum Blossoms are getting a bit late start this year.
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  The Chimonanthus praecox f. concolor - Roubai in Japanese was in full bloom, and some of the flowers were even beginning to wrinkle up. Wonder what this bush uses as its cue for blossoming? Maybe it's photoperiodic? That means that as soon as the day length reaches a certain number of hours that it would pretty much automatically start to bloom. Anyway, there are a few of these bushes closer to our apartment too, and we first noticed the blooms on them about 2 weeks ago.
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End January 25th, End January 2014's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
  Here are links to separate web pages - all of them will open in a new window (or new tab). The first link shows some photos of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our Sharp Aquos TV. The 2nd link shows our entire DVD collection in DVD Profiler (if you're asking yourself what might be good to rent for the weekend). The DVD's will be sorted by date purchased. You can click on the "Title" Column to sort that way if you desire. The 3rd link shows our entire DVD collection in php DVD Profiler, which is much more sophisticated than the plain vanilla DVD Profiler just above it. The 4th link takes you to a set of pages which show you the FRONT cover-art of our entire DVD collection.

January 1, 2013 - DVD Collection & Home Theater System





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