Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It
Gillie at Random Thoughts From Abroad
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have some photos I took of the kite festival at Semaphore Beach.
The festival goes over three days and I chose day one to go, but it was a disappointing day.
There weren't a lot of kites and there wasn't enough breeze to get them up in the air or keep them up for long if they did get up.
I heard later that the next two days were much better.
It isn't the same as the Kite Flying Competition held later in the year, I saw a bit of that when I lived at Semaphore, the kites then are amazing and the operators are so skilled with manouvering them.
Anyway, here are some of my photos.
First, the ones which I don't consider to be true kites. They are blow-ups, so in my eyes they are balloons, not kites.
a pink whale, note all the strings needed to anchor it.
a pair of legs.
a very colourful fish
a green frog.
Now for what I consider to be true kites, flown by adults and children holding strings on rods or reels, running up and down the sand trying to get their kites up high and keep them there.
the designs on some of these are truly lovely. A far cry from the crossbars and brown paper with newspaper tails seen when I was a kid.
I liked this one quite a lot.
a resting butterfly.
one of the colourful kids kites. There were many junior kites in pale pastels and some were so small, being held on to by very young children, although they didn't fly very high.
I enjoyed seeing so many very small kids out on the sand with their parents and kites.
careful, don't tangle the strings!
a more traditional kite shape.
this one flew quite well, several times.
another good flyer.
I liked this one, the man flying it was able to make it swoop around really well. Capturing the photo was tricky, I'd focus and the kite would swoop away...