July 2014
  
 
morning_hong1.jpg (96787 bytes) morning_hong2.jpg (258096 bytes) Tuesday, July 1
Bellevue, WA... Hong posted the 1st shot on Fackbook with the following caption: "Me this morning using my daughter's hair clip." I attached the 2nd (photoshopped) shot to the last comment below:

Steve Thompson: Nice style! Your daughter may have a future in fashion consulting! Love the new highlights...
July 1 at 10:06am

Hong Hoa Duong: I wanted red but my sister decided to be in charge of my hair, she gave me burgundy. BUT I want RED!
July 1 at 10:13am

Steve Thompson: Maybe merlot next time... (*___~)
July 1 at 10:15am

Steve Thompson: All this talk of red, burgundy, and merlot... say, where were you this morning?
July 1 at 10:50am
 
july_2014_001.jpg (2302645 bytes) Tuesday, July 1
Renton, WA... at Fry's Electronics... post swim Club Sandwich. One good pickle shot deserves another... right Ward?
 
july_2014_002.JPG (2903180 bytes) july_2014_003.jpg (1867475 bytes) Friday, July 4
Bellevue, WA... with Hong and Geneva atop the Eastgate Park-and-Ride car deck, where we had front row balcony seats for the Independence Day fireworks. From this high vantage point east of Seattle we had a commanding view of the shows in downtown Bellevue and Seattle's Lake Union, and of scattered explosions all around the area...
 
july_2014_004.JPG (2236267 bytes) Saturday, July 5
Factoria, WA... still trying to get the right shot of the purple T-Mibile buildings with the Sony DSC-WX350...
 
july_2014_005.jpg (2076131 bytes) july_2014_006.jpg (2692703 bytes) Sunday, July 6
Bellevue, WA... the Silver Cloud Inn, where Pete and Christie will be staying when they visit next week...
 
july_2014_007.jpg (1536747 bytes) Tuesday, July 8
Factoria, WA... Top Gun Dim Sum with Chenphen...
 
july_2014_008.jpg (2429214 bytes) Wednesday, July 9
Bellevue, WA... Crossroads Cafe... a biscuits and gravy QC check in advance of Pete and Christie's visit next week...
 
Thursday, July 10
Bellevue, WA... as the sun went down over Seattle and Bellevue this evening... from atop the Eastgate Park-and-Ride car deck...
 
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I was thinking of an old Tom Petty lyric - "Luna glide down from the moon"...
 
july_2014_014.jpg (2204800 bytes) july_2014_015.jpg (2575280 bytes) Friday, July 11
Redmond, WA... in the Houston room at Microsoft Studio A... my workmate Meiru (Kathy) Sun, having just returned from Beijing, presented me with a gift... a Chinese ear pick and brush...
   
july_2014_016.JPG (3703029 bytes) Saturday, July 12
Bellevue, WA... I stepped out to see the supper moon, and took a shot... resulting in this oddity...
 

 
Christie and Pete Visit Seattle, July 13-17, 2014
 

 
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Thursday, July 17
Sea-Tac, WA... after dropping Christie and Pete off at the airport I parked beside a green space and watched a rabbit getting about its morning...
 
Friday, July 18
 
july_2014_175.jpg (1579701 bytes) july_2014_176.jpg (1874117 bytes) july_2014_177.jpg (1344514 bytes) july_2014_179.jpg (1363415 bytes) Renton, WA... at Hong's place... Geneva accepting her gift from Pete's mother, Francis Davis. Pete delivered the gift a few days back during his and Christie's visit to Seattle. Geneva said that she was soooo happy! Thank you, Mrs. Davis...
 
july_2014_178.jpg (2856512 bytes) Renton, WA... Geneva was teaching me how to swing!
 
july_2014_180.jpg (669540 bytes) july_2014_181.jpg (1083254 bytes) Monday, July 21
Redmond, WA... This is the Bigfoot Country coffee mug that Christie gave me a few days prior during the "Christie and Pete Visit Seattle" trip. In the 2nd shot, I'm in the Microsoft Studio A Houston room, about to take my first sip from the new mug... as Meiru (Kathy) Sun, Tsehay, and Shirley-Nita look on...
 
july_2014_182.jpg (1713645 bytes) Wednesday, July 23
Bellevue, WA... I-90 approaching Factoria... a rainy, cool day...
 
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Renton, WA... at Coulon Park with Hong and Geneva. Our mission was to catch a big bug with the super glass yellow deluxe bug catcher and take its picture, and to see Mr. Rabbit. We didn't find any good bugs or rabbits, but we did see a nice sunset over Lake Washington and the Olympic mountains...
 

 
Tuesday, July 29
 
july_2014_187.JPG (938203 bytes) july_2014_188.JPG (2140750 bytes) july_2014_189.JPG (2407857 bytes) Bellevue, WA... Seattle sunset... from Eastgate. The first shot was made using the Sony iSweep Panorama function, with downtown Seattle in the center and downtown Bellevue to the right...
 
It was ten years ago... July 29, 2004... that I lost my Father. John McDermott's "The Old Man" captures that passing as only a beautiful song can...
 
 
april_2008_02.JPG (363610 bytes) This rainbow over Bigfoot, at Redmond Town Center on April 8, 2008, appeared just after I had been deeply touched by John McDermott's song... More about this rainbow...
 
My Father's Passing, July 29, 2004
 

 
July 30, 2014
Seattle, WA... Chinatown...
 
july_2014_190.jpg (1741669 bytes) Downtown Seattle, approaching Chinatown...
 
july_2014_191.jpg (2613729 bytes) july_2014_192.jpg (2175163 bytes) Under the I-5, walking to the Pacific Rim Center... Imperial Foot Massage...
 
july_2014_193 .jpg (2606904 bytes) july_2014_196.jpg (2241776 bytes) Invigorated, we stepped over to the Tamarind Tree for an early dinner. It was pointed out to me later that I had enjoyed "Bn Riu"...
 
july_2014_195.JPG (2498512 bytes) From the edge of Chinatown... Mount Rainier to the southeast...