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This page continues with the sunset of January 9th at around 3:10 PM. There are also additional photos of the Fata Morgana mirage. Then there is one shot of the moon rising, on the same date. Next comes some shots of Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) and a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) at our platform bird feeder. There is one shot of the sun through the trees and then a shot of our weather station showing -40° F (-40.6° C) on January 18th. There are then some sunset photos taken on January 26th near our house. For the grand finale this month we once again show some photos of Kazuya's Baked Delights. Have fun looking.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  As stated up above, this page continues from Page 1, with the sunset of January 9, 2017. The first photo in this row was taken as we looked across a snow-covered field about 0.5 miles from our house. In the second and third shots you can see some fairly prominent Fata Morgana mirages. HERE is another link to the Wikipedia article on the Fata Morgana.
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  In the first two shots in this row, you can again see prominent Fata Morgana mirages. The third photo is just a nice sunset photo looking across the snow-covered field. The outlined area shows the area included in the next photo.
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  The first shot in this row shows the outlined area of the previous photo. The second shot shows the moon coming up through the trees. We witnessed this as we walked back to our own driveway.
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End January 9th, Begin January 11th
  The first shot here shows a Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) and a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) at our platform feeder and the second shot shows only a Common Redpoll.
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  Here is a shot of Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) at our platform feeder and then a shot of the sun shining through the trees.
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End January 11th, Begin January 18th
  Here is a photo of our weather station on January 18th. Note that it shows -41° F, which equals -40.6° C outdoors. The temperature inside is 77°: F (25° C), which is warmer than we like it, but when heating with a woodstove, sometimes things like this happen. Notice that it was 7:24 PM.
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End January 18th, Begin January 26th
  Now we have another series of sunset photos. If you recall, the sunset time of January 9th was at around 3:10 PM. We are gaining daylight so rapidly now (6+ minutes per day) that the time of sunset is closer to 4:00 PM on this date. These first three photos were shot at 3:59 PM
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  In these three photos we are walking up the road to the place where we shot the photos on January 9th from.
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  Now it's 4:08 PM and we have arrived at the place where we shot those January 9th photos from. Do you recognize this field from those previous photos? Note that the sun has already set.
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  The first image here is a two-shot panorama of sunset clouds. The second shot shows the snow covered field with some orange colors.
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  The first image here is also a two-shot panorama, but instead of two side-by-side shots, this one is of two shots, one above the other so that we get a lot of sky. The second shot - at 4:11 PM - shows Kazuya. You can see that it is not so very cold today.
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End January 26th, Begin Kazuya's Baked Delights
  The first shot here shows our New Year's Day breakfast - a Japanese traditional breakfast. we had rice cake with crushed walnuts on top (the crushed walnuts are not part of Japanese tradition) and New Year's soup, which is called Zoné. It has rice cake, chicken, green onion, carrots, burdock root and shitake mushrooms in it. It is very delicious.
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  This is a Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake. It was quite delicious.
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  Here, we have a Chocolate Fruitcake. Now, generally when we Americans hear the word "Fruitcake" we say (or think) "blah", but Kazuya's fruitcakes are not like that at all - they are amazingly delicious and everybody who has ever tasted one has loved them. It was interesting to hear the same reaction from another person who ate Kazuya's Christmas Fruitcake; "I thought - fruitcake - and assumed that I would not like it, but I was very wrong, it was delicious!"
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End Kazuya's Baked Delights, End January 2017'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.

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