Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, June 30, 2014

Oregon Kite Festival

We had a great weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon, exploring the coast and flying kites at the summer kite festival here.  There are a variety of kite festivals up and down the coast each summer; this one is Lincoln City is a show festival and not competitive.  These enormous kites are on display throughout the day, wind permitting, and some of the smaller kites in the background perform routines set to music, almost like a ballet dance.  They also perform precision kite routines.  There's a kite parade for kids and a competition to see who can run down the beach fastest while dragging a donut-shaped kite. Saturday we had tons of wind but it was sort of misty and overcast.  Sunday we got the sun, but it wasn't as windy so not all the display kites were flying.  Still, it was a fun event, attended by almost 15,000 kite-lovers.

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how fun! they look extra bright against that murky sky!

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! What great colors and shapes!

Gail Dixon said...

An old friend called me today and said the next time I'm in Oregon I need to visit Lincoln City! What a small world. Love your shot of all the colorful kites against that hazy background.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I just love this Melissa! The first time I saw a kite festival here in Maine, I was completely awe struck! I didn't know that it had developed to this artistic degree! Yours is beautiful!

Alica said...

What a great photo!!

Gin G said...

How delightful. I forget how much ful life at the beach can be. And I have not seen a kite in many years. I loved seeing this. Thanks Melissa.

Ida said...

How fun and so colorful. My dad would have loved this. He always enjoyed watching people flying kites whenever we went to the beach.

Valerie said...

I like this shot. It has a surreal quality.

Colleges in Houston said...

Wonderful picture. It looks like so much fun.
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