Friday, March 26, 2010

Dragons

A 15 mph, south-easterly wind came up this afternoon.
We took the big kites out.

From March until October
the Dragonfly kite and the Butterfly kite
hang on the wall in the stairwell.
Their kite string and tails are ready to go.

Last week we bought a Dragon kite.

Today was his first flight.

The winds were perfect for him to sail
as far as his string would reach.

                                                         When a 23 mph gust came up
                                                                I let all the string out
                                                      so Butterfly could wiggled her tails.

A Turkey Vulture came to check out
 who was flying in his sky.


The big kites required hands on flying,
no staking or tricks today.

I had so much fun.
Dragon kite is hanging in the travel room,
ready for a fly with only a minutes notice.

18 comments:

Cathy said...

wouldn't be awful if the turkey vulture attack one the kites. The dragon kite is cool looking.

Naturegirl said...

Sherry what wonderful FUN!Those kites of yours are works of colorful art!!
Shadows are fun too!Happy Spring to you!

Flat Creek Farm said...

How fun!! I love the kites - they truly are the most gorgeous kites I've ever seen. Haven't flown a kite since our son (now almost 28) was about 8 or 9. We really used to enjoy that. Thanks for sharing your fun! -Tammy

keewee said...

I have never flown a kite. it looks like loads of fun.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry......such fun. I love to go to a large London park and watch people flying their kites. The sky full of colour.....

I love shadows.....always fascinate me...

Have a lovely weekend and hold on tight to that string......

Chris said...

Your kites do look great fun :-) Was the vulture amused or angry! Have a great weekend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

So much color, so much fun. I bet your heart was soaring as high as the kites.

Have you read the book 'Kite Runner'? It is a sad/happy book. Interesting story.

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,
Talk about brightening up ones day! Wow those kites look so fun. The first one I would enjoy having one of those.

easygardener said...

The kites are very beautiful. Lucky one wasn't a Pigeon Kkite otherwise the Turkey vulture might have been tempted!

Mel said...

Hola Sherry,
What a fun post!
I've been told that there are a few places to flight kites here, so I'm going to try it later on in the year :)
Besos,
Mel

Judy said...

What lovely kites you have! I have never seen anything like the dragonfly before!!

sweet bay said...

Those kites are beautiful!

Sandy said...

Ohh the kites are wonderful! Good idea, I haven't flown a kite in years.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What fun! Maybe next year, when our grandson is 3, we'll get a kite and take him somewhere to fly it.

I have been busy with a kitchen remodel. Spring has taken its time, but appears to be here now. I hope to get some gardening in this week.

Happy spring!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I forgot to say how much I enjoyed your photos! Your kites are beautiful, and at first I thought the eagle was going to be one, too.

Amy said...

Sherry, Nothing says Spring like kite flying and you captured your day perfectly. The dragon fly looks real, and the juxtaposition of the buzzard is very cool. We're never too old to play are we? Loved this post!

Barb said...

It's hard to pick a favorite photo here - all are so colorful and creative!

LauraHinNJ said...

Ohhh! I want one of each! They're just beautiful!