Look! Up in the sky!

Kites have come a long way from the two sticks, paper, string and a tail made from whatever we could salvage from the house and not get into trouble with mom days.Β  Photo was taken today in a local park.


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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on August 21, 2016 - 7:53 pm

    I remember making kites out of newspaper, the straightest sticks we could find, and old torn up sheets for a tail. We had big open alfalfa fields around our house to fly them in. It was a lot of fun as long as we didn’t twist our ankles stepping in gopher holes. We also launched Estes rockets in the fields. Where you into rockets?

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on August 21, 2016 - 7:55 pm

      I was a bit afraid of them but around the 4th I would do a few bottle rockets. I got into them more when the kids were little though.

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on August 21, 2016 - 8:09 pm

    I never did newspaper kites, but never went supt high-tech either. Nice, colorful image. Cheers!

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on August 22, 2016 - 8:59 am

      Thanks. I always bought the kite kit from the five and dime πŸ˜‰

      • #5 by milfordstreet on August 22, 2016 - 12:38 pm

        Yeah, and then there was “some assembly required”, right?

      • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on August 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm

        If you called what was needed assembly lol

  3. #7 by Sandhya on August 21, 2016 - 11:00 pm

    Love the colors of the sky and the kite in the photograph!

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on August 22, 2016 - 9:00 am

      The sky was beautiful yesterday and the one kite does stand out well. Thank you.

  4. #9 by Lignum Draco on August 22, 2016 - 6:49 am

    Nice, but I was more the Charlie Brown type when it came to kites. πŸ™‚

  5. #12 by ChgoJohn on August 22, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    Can you imagine giving one of our homemade beauties to a kid today? First you’d have to convince the child that it wan’t some sort of cruel joke. Love the color of this one, even if it would have been impossible back in the day. The closest we would have gotten is if we used the Sunday funnies for our kites. πŸ™‚

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