kite flight

kite-7499Not too windy to go fly a kite. Some weird ground mist swirling here and there. Other spots were entirely clear.

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.
― Hans Christian AndersenThe Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

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40 thoughts on “kite flight

  1. This image reminds me of a time years ago sitting on the shore in SF, watching the colorful kites floating overhead. You know just what to do to put a smile on my face. 🙂

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    • I thought it was rather nice of the kite flyer to cooperate in that way. It was a nice day, though I tend to prefer the moody ones. Come to think of it, I’ll take any day at the beach except when the nasty winds sting your face with sand blasts.

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  2. This image is magical! It’s definitely a favorite of mine. The tones, the softness, the graceful kite flyer and that swirling kite…so dream like. If I were you, I’d print this big and hang it where I could gaze at it every day!

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    • I probably shouldn’t admit to this, but I almost didn’t post this one because it didn’t quite do it for me. It never ceases to amaze me when other folks like one of my shots better than I do. That ever happen to you? Perhaps it looks better than it did in real life and that original feeling is what stuck with me.

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  3. Totally fabulous. The bookend boulders around the kite are terrific, it’s magical. The figure on the other end is so beautifully shaped.
    Funny too, kites. When I was at Garapatta a couple of weeks ago I found one on the cliff trail, obviously abandoned and wind-wounded, and took it home and tacked it to my patio wall. It’s a nice reminder of the day and the kite flying days, though I worry a bit some child is longing for it though I saved and honor it’s purpose.

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    • The boulders on this beach are marvelous, especially at low tide when folks can walk amongst them. What a cute story about the lost kite you found. All’s well that it found itself a good home! 😉

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