One of the things that I noticed is that there are plenty of this vines around town covering walls and it’s the same thing in my neighborhood. They are quite pretty because the add color to an otherwise blank and boring grey concrete wall. All this time taking pictures of it, I never really see the berries of the vines and I was quite pleasantly surprised that they turn out quite nice. They almost look like a smaller version on blueberry,
Year 2 – August 28, 2013 Backyard Bonfire
Enjoying one more night of the backyard bonfire with the family. I just rigged the bonfire bowl into a BBQ. It’s a beautiful Michigan summer day.
We got this paper lantern from Uwajimaya in Seattle and rigged it to work as a lampshade. I like to detail design on the bird and the color combination.
Year 2 – August 27, 2013 Ladybug
Another day of house cleaning – or call it belated spring cleaning. Didn’t have much opportunity to think about taking pictures so I decided to use the picture of a ladybug that I took a few days ago.
Well, this is another photo that I have been planning to do but never really gotten around to doing it because once the sun set, I don’t really like to go out :( but today I steeled my resolve and drove to Bellevue Downtown Park to photograph the wall fountain using long exposure. My plan is to capture the silky waterfall with Bellevue Downtown skyline in the background. The ducks in the pictures are kind of a nice bonus. As I was processing the photos, I realized that I should have taken at least a few panorama photos. The result is not as nice as I imagined.
Year 2 – August 26, 2013 Cleaning Up
Another day of getting rid of some of the old stuff that we no longer use. So far I have driven several car loads to the local Goodwill. Some of the stuff are still brand new, a lot still have their original tags. This is what happened you buy something because it was on sale.
This Stanley FatMax that I bought from Sam’s Club a few months ago is a life saver. I drive a really old car and I know that the battery has been on it’s last leg for quite a while now but not just yet. So as soon as I saw this portable jump starter I immediately decided that I could really use it. I have used it multiple times to fix my (also dying at that time) tires. The compressor works really well but I never had the chance to test the jump starter myself. I knew that it works because last month during my trip back from Michigan, I was at a gas station and a man asked if I have a jumper cable to help him jump start his car. I said that I didn’t have a jumper cable, but I have something better so I loaned him the portable battery and it worked. Today my other car couldn’t start – probably some runaway lights and with some figuring out, I managed to resurrect the car. By the way, it also makes great phone chargers. It was super handy during camping last week,
Year 2 – August 25, 2013 Russell’s Blueberry Farm
We decide to go to Russell’s Blueberry Farm today and picked some blueberry. We really enjoy coming here and we have been here quite often. The blueberry farm is huge and Kelly and I are always looking for tart blueberry instead of the sweet ones.
Quite out of nowhere Kelly decided that she wants to go to the driving range and hit some balls. So we went to the range for a couple ours. After that we decided to check out Redmond Town Center (I have never been there before) as part of discovering the neighborhood – it is a very nice place. Summer here is indeed very nice, so many things to see and do. Look at how people are enjoying a nice sunny day outdoors.
Year 2 – August 24, 2013 Crooked Creek Golf
We have been catching some lost times of not playing golf and have been playing a lot of golf. Today, we played at our old stomping ground at the Crooked Creek Golf course. A place where I used to spend a lot of time. I used to play golf whenever the sun shine, when it doesn’t shine and some time even in a drizzle. I know the busyness of work or maybe something else but the appeals is dimisnishing.
There is nothing to see here – please ignore this post. This is one of the post that is very terrible because there are really no interesting pictures – the ones that for some reasons I didn’t think of photography because I was too busy doing something else. I went through all the picture files on my computer and camera and some places where I put my pictures that I may have forgotten – two years same date and I only took one picture each – nothing to see, but since they are the only ones I have, I have to post them :(
We went for a drive today towards Renton area and decided to stop by at a car dealer to check out some future car options for Kelly and she took the opportunity to pretend that she is driving this cool new 2015 Subaru.
Year 2 – August 23, 2013 Old Time
I was cleaning up and getting rid of some clutters preparing for my eventual move. It is amazing how over time we start collecting and keeping stuff that we shouldn’t have kept. Kelly told me about a method to keep keepsakes is just to take pictures of them and throw away to originals. Here’s to Kelly’s suggestion.
I found this in one of the “orphaned” cubicle at work and I thought it would be fun to play with it for a while. Looking at the picture I guess I should have cleaned it up before taking the picture. It looks like I am taking vacation – yay!
Year 2 – August 22, 2013 Walking on Water
On our way home from our Treetops excursion yesterday we stopped to visit a friend at east Tawas. Of course, Kelly being Kelly after playing by the water for a while would inevitably wanted to go swimming so here we are. We took a bunch of pictures that day and I wanted to have one with her walking on water after several tries we managed to get one that is pretty close. The second picture she posted on her Facebook and she tagged with “That’s it guys, I am swimming back to Canada!” Incidentally, Canada is just not too far east of where she was swimming.