Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kite Festival retreat

We stopped on our way to the kite festival to see the bison.

We were on a wildflower adventure.

We were looking for Orioles.

We were chasing Spring.

We watched the Red Headed Woodpecker
clean out the nesting spot.

We watched Spring Beauties dance in the breeze.

Dusty Wings were flying down by the river

and Orange Sulphurs were nectaring in the fields of
Spring Beauties.

North-eastern Oklahoma has beautiful countryside
and lots of small towns.

We stopped in a few for shopping and murals.

We spent the night in a little motel.

After breakfast we drove to the Mounds.

We left the kites in the car while we visited the
visitors center.

We hiked the grounds.
Butterflies and birds were flying in the morning sunshine.
The Meadow Larks were singing their morning song

and hunting for bugs.

I was so happy to be around hundreds of butterflies

and fields of wildflowers.

The flowers took my breath away.

I am in love with this little wildflower
and her bee guide color lines.

I am once again smitten with the butterflies of the prairie.
I have only seen the Goatweed Leafwing once in my backyard.

We put our kites up.
It was the first time we had flown our kites at a festival.

They did just fine.
They flew with the fancy kites.

They looked so pretty flying together.

I was smitten by two kites.

I talked with the owner of the Pterosaurs Kite.
I do want one!

I love the way these two flew together.

We had a wonderful time playing, resting and reading.


Angie said...

Oh Sherry, I don't have the words right now to tell you how beautiful I find this post---each and every photo takes my breath away---I will dream of beautiful kites and Meadowlarks and Orange butterflies and pink butterflies--- and I will 'pull out' some memories from our 'digging' days and dream of spiral mounds and Spiro mounds and all that dance in the breeze.... :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The kites are such fun...I would love to join in, too! And I love the places you visited along the way. I always learn something when I spend time on your blog! Happy Spring, my friend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Obviously you saw so much and had a great time. The kites are beautiful. I can see why you want one of those fancy ones. What a challenge it must be to keep it up.

Barb said...

Now when someone tells you to "Go fly a kite!" you can answer, "I did!" Loved the Spring Beauties, Butterflies, and Birds. I can see you had a great trip to the Prairie.

sweetbay said...

Those fields of Spring Beauty are amazing! Such beautiful pictures of the birds and butterflies too.

kkryno said...

Nothing says Spring like kites, birds butterflies and wild flowers!

I haven't flown a kite in years. It may be time to try again!

Thanks for this beautiful post Sherry.

Happy spring!

Rose said...

Just beautiful, Sherry! I'm glad you had such an enjoyable weekend.

Tony Allen said...

Nice display of photos. It must have taken you a while to put all these together. and I can only imagine you spending some time to take all these photos with (a point and shoot or a DSLR?) . anyway very lovely photos. Just in time for Spring!!!