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This page continues with the Ice Carving Competition at the Fairbanks Ice Park, which is located at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds.  On this page you'll also find several ice objects which are used for decorations at the Ice Park.  Farther down the page you can find some photos other than ice, including some Ruffed Grouse photos and some photos of Kazuya's Baked Delights Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  The first photo in this row shows "The Last Kiss". This sculpture did not place in the One-Person Classic competition. It was carved by an American, Todd Dawson. The second photo here shows "Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee". It competed in the Two-Person Classic and took 21st place, possibly due to the fact that it was not finished when the competitors were required to stop - the wings of the butterfly sit on the ground! It was carved by two Americans, Mark Chapin and Brian "Tator" Edwards.
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  The first photo in this row shows "2019". It placed 3rd in the Two-Person Classic Competition and was carved by two Americans, Steve Brice and Steve Cox. The final competitive sculpture is shown in the second photo. This is entitled "Forged Affection" and took 19th place in the Two-Person Classic competition. It was carved by two Americans, David "Pablo" Smith and Stephanie Hugel.
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  These three photos show the decorations which one sees as one walks from the entry gate towards the carving area. These three shots were taken on our first visit to the Ice Park, in the early evening when it was still fairly light out.
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  These three photos again show the posts which one follows to get to the carving area. The first shot was taken in semi-daylight, but the remaining two shots were taken in the darkness. Note that the colors change every couple of seconds.
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  And here are three more photos of the posts which one follows to get to the carving area. These were all taken at night.
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  Three more shots of these ice balls on top of ice blocks.
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  A final shot of the ice posts and then one shot of one of the decorations which was made for the kids. We are kids at heart, so Kazuya stuck his head in it for me.
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  One Iceman, Two Icemen and two ice balls.
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  Note how these balls act as lenses - the trees appear upside down. The second shot shows an interesting Tool Box or Tool Bench! The third shot is another decorative carving near the Ice Park entrance.
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  There are two Ice Slides which people enjoy using. These also change color at night.
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  Here are two shots of Kazuya sliding down the Ice Slide.
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  Here are three shots of me sliding down the Ice Slide.
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  Here is one final shot of the ice slide.
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End February 19th - 24th Ice Park, Begin February 21st at Home
  Ah, finally we are away from the Ice! These three shots show what we saw when we looked out the window on February 21st. This Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) sat on our porch rail looking around for several moments before flying away.
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  Here are two more shots of the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) which paid us a visit on February 21st.
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  Here are two final shots of the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) which paid us a visit on February 21st.
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End February 21st at Home, Begin
Kazuya's Baked Delights
(Link to Kazuya's Baked Delights Facebook Page)
  Maybe you've been wondering if there would be any shots of Kazuya's Baked Delights this month. The first shot here shows what has recently become a popular item - Japanese White Bread, called Shoku-Pan in Japanese. The second photo is obviously a birthday cake.
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  Here is a second shot of the birthday cake shown just previously. The second shot in this row shows Valentine Icing Cookies.
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