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Go Fly A Kite

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http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/29/Kite_001.jpg The kite was tucked at the back of the garage, forgotten. Spring cleaning has its surprises.

Today the sky is crystal clear with a slight breeze--great for outdoor work but perfect for flying a kite. So we do. Forget the flu, economy, and cluttered shed.

The red, white and blue delta wing is up in a minute. Tethered to a post, it bounces around with its tail wagging.

And, as we watch, the stress of the day floats away.

Comments

Ronda Miller 5 years, 9 months ago

Kite flying is peaceful and relaxing. Wish I would have had the chance to do the same on such a beautiful day. Some of our favorite memories as a family are of kite flying on the beaches at Treasure Island, Florida at Christmas and New Years.....

You may tell me to take a hike, go fly a kite anytime, Linda. Just don't tell me to go jump in a lake....my swimming skills are not as keen as my land skills.....

Now, would you put this kite in video format with music "Let's go fly a kite up to the highest height"....my expectations have risen along with the kite.....and sometimes they float away on hot air... ;)

David Lignell 5 years, 9 months ago

Now that's just weird! As soon as I saw the picture, my mind started singing the song from Mary Poppins, "Let's go fly a kite...." But of course, Ronda said it first. (Gosh, I'm so jealous of her sometimes :-)

Still, what a wonderfully wicked movie that was, defying every convention to celebrate creativity and life. So yes, indeed, let's go fly a kite!

Ronda Miller 5 years, 9 months ago

Be jealous, David, be very jealous.....are we seeing your family on May 9th at our standard place and time? ;) Linda really should come to, but she is always out flying kites, taking pictures of birds and mailboxes.........

Linda Hanney 5 years, 9 months ago

Mary Poppins! (head slap) why didn't I think of that--you two make me jealous:) There you go, David, you could put a mailbox on your Monday quiz--a unique one. I have a few pictures.....

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 9 months ago

I've lost many an afternoon on a hillside quilt spread wine, cheese, bread chasing a kite in circles or feeling it recede into the blue distance its pull belying its shrinking image presence increasing with distance

New2Lawrence 5 years, 9 months ago

Here are a couple of links you may find useful. American kite Flyers Association (AKA) www.aka.kite.org To buy kites from a Kansas store visit www.windheaven.com The top kite store in the US can be found at www.intothewind.com I hope this helps. Get out and have some fun in the wind. :-)

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