“Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go.

~ Disney’s Mary Poppins

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Sunset tonight was 8:14, that fact alone made this kite, I had to step over the string at one point, the most glorious, highest flying kite ever known to man. It’s SPRING!

Atmospherics were odd tonight, gale today, increasing winds through the night, the ceiling a bit lower than usual with clouds scudding right along and the blessed sun shooting warm gold through the remains of the day creating so much magic in those fleeting moments. While the trees, the dune grass, the foam on the waves and the children’s hair, were all kissed with gold, the rest of the scene was blue. It was as though I was wearing bottle blue goggles, I kept checking the equipment for white balance but that sets the camera, not the air. I know. The camera merely verified what I saw; blue, lots of blue, shot through with bursts of tangerine, cerise, gold and plum.

This far north, near all this water and moisture-filled air, when the rays are low and day is done sometimes it feels as if the Empress of the North gets out her paint pots and plays with colors on the dunes, sands, and trees but on special evenings she will color the very air around you. It is magical. And it goes by quickly so savor it. This was a rich perfectly ripe Bing cherry on my sundae of the day.

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I must mention, this is not snow in this photo. All snow and ice are gone, this is the sand blushing blue in the blue air. It is the quality of the light. I’ve never lived anywhere where one night the air is pink on another night it is blue, but, most nights it hides the crazy and passes for normal. I should look up the causes of these color variations, something something water droplets something something prism, but think I’d rather just be thankful.

Don’t know the song lyrics? Here’s a blast from your grandmothers past. When I saw those colors, those kids and that kite it made me so very happy and I sang this song.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite ~Disney’s Mary Poppins


16 thoughts on ““Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

  1. Wow! Colours! I can get almost sunsets almost as good as this when we’re in Cornwall, but this is way more colourful …! (Of course, there’s a contribution from the pollution in the atmosphere but …)

    • Not all sunsets are colorful. The sad reality in the fall and most of the winter is gray..grey…gris…you get up..shades of gray, but when we do see the sun set it is often spectacular and a bit surreal. I did not boost the colors. On these lucky nights you’ll get these vibrant colors and on nights rarer still you get surreal colors.

      Cornwall…PBS…Poldark..when you watch a series so you can look at THAT coast.

  2. And I apologize for any ear worms you get from clicking on the Disney song. I’ve had it in my head and heart for 18 hours now, ever since I saw those kids playing. 🙂

    • You are more than welcome.

      Forgive me, I have been thinking of this since your equipment was stolen, I have a question; how can we, your fellow bloggers, help you get back to posting photos of your world? You have ‘hit a streak of bad luck’.

      Here, in my country, we have almost too many American bloggers yet you were one of the few bloggers heard from your country, Peru. You loved and showed your country very well and I looked forward to your photos and journeys, at least until the thief took it from all of us.

      Can we, other bloggers, make a gofundme.com page in order for you to buy some equipment, even if it is used equipment? What equipment is needed? I know your laptop was stolen, maybe someone out there in the blogosphere is ‘upgrading’ and can send you a piece of equipment they no longer use?

      I am not rich (just rich in friends!) so I cannot do it alone. In the USA artists are now creating gofundme pages for their projects. Maybe there is another more efficient site and so I’d like to throw it out for your followers and other bloggers to discuss if I may. I would not try without your permission.

      It is not quite right that you have so much to show the rest of the world from a place with few bloggers when other countries are teeming with an oversupply of bloggers. How can we, your followers and other bloggers, help?

      • Thank you very much, Kim. I noticed the love in America for your country and that inspired me to see my land as well as new and old again, as Edward Curtis’ work can testify. I already have my equipment replaced fortunately, learning to use the cameras, simply the effort to pay the monthly debt I got for that is mostly absorbing the rest of my life as a black hole, I didn’t get expensive devices, (mostly they are from 2012) the issue was that I invested time and capital with a non responsible company and I ended in debt and in the air. I didn’t want to finish that and come back to the blog, and share it as a story of the past but I think I will have to make a publication to explain myself to the readers and specially to the friends. If there is some help I could get I would appreciate it, Kim; the best I think it would be (in case to be money) as a loan at most, something I tried to do was to avoid transfer my problems (as everybody has problems) to others, and that’s what I was fighting for these months.
        I think I wrote once why there is no many Peruvian publications, we are thirty millions but still seems to rule the colonial mentality where the creativity was allowed in a far away metropolis, my native side instead is fond in find the land as eternal, the codes in the clothes, and so many things that I wouldn’t forget. I recall I used to search for the tag Peru on WordPress but mostly are reports of travelers. Thank you for everything, Kim. A smile of gratitude for you, even if it would be not possible to gofund alternative I appreciate so much the detail of your gesture toward me.

      • I’ve been absorbed in life. Sorry to be late getting back. I think I need to do some more reading on Peru.
        A very small part of me is First Nations, one of the Eastern Woodland’s tribes, Pequot. And so am interested in things rural, especially woods, shores and waters. That said, even here when people think of art, serious art, they think big city.

        I liked your blog simply because of your voice, the native part of your country.

      • And I LOVE Edward Curtis’s work. I bought some cards a couple of years back. We American’s are a funny lot, we can venerate Native place names and the romance of the idea of ‘Indians’ but we are still suppressing them in the name of greed. The new president (no, I have no respect for the man and worked hard to keep him out of office) wasted no time in persecuting the First Nations peoples at Standing Rock who were fighting a pipeline through their burial grounds and water aquifer. The Lakota, most of the protestors were Lakota I believe, are high plains tribes, oceans of tall grass, me, I love my trees and water but a lot of your posts remind me the land of our plains tribes.

    • Oddly, the local community theater is doing that show…next week? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Dick VanDyke to pieces for all the joy he brought to my childhood TV viewing, but he was stinkerooney in the movie. It was the accent.

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