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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Things are looking up!

...or High as a Kite, or the Eagle has landed!

During the time I wasn't online due to technical difficulties, some relatives came to visit the area and I spent some enjoyable hours with them at the beach where they were staying. One of the children had a high flying kite ~ With the tide far out, we were able to run on the sand with it and keep it flying high!

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A little girl asked if she could try, and she did such a great job. You can hear her family cheering her on at the end of this.



Yesterday I went for a walk in the Woodland Garden and saw a bald eagle land on an evergreen tree. Although I wasn't quick enough to shoot the landing, I did get a few photos of it on a branch ~

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One of my sunflowers finally turned around to look at the rose garden instead of over the fence!

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Finishing off with another lovely summer sunset ~
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8 comments:

  1. You will never be at a loss for a bird to photograph with such a magnificent kite. How they have changed since my youth.
    Great shots of the Bald Eagle. I seem to remember they are very large so it must have been quite a sight.
    Love the sunset and the insect visiting the Sunflower.

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  2. You really shoot beautiful pictures, Glo... and I'm so glad that you are sharing them, thanks :)

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  3. That's a fabulous looking kite, and I bet that it was such fun flying it on the beach!
    That eagle is magnificent. I like the sunflower, and I'm going to do a post about them soon.
    What a superb sunset to end a lovely post! xx

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  4. Loved the pics, all of them! Well I love kites, I used to have one when I was small. It was a green (what other colour would it be!) dragon!
    I owe you a long catch up e-mail.... doing it soon. Hope you are ok. xx

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  5. What a kite. I have fond memories of kite flying when I was a girl. The eagle is beautiful. Lovely shots.

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  6. John ~ yes it was a terrific kite belonging to my niece's son and it was huge! This is a great spot for flying kites ~ especially with the seabreezes we have been having lately. The bald eagles have a very wide wingspan and when the sun catches their white head and tail feathers, they really are a sight to see. We are fortunate to see many eagles in this area. The sunsets continue to be lovely, and I'm sure you'll see more of them on my site! I was happy to see the little winged creature buzzing around the sunflower :)

    Thanks Selby ~ I'm glad you enjoy the photos and hope you had a Happy Birthday!

    Hi Flighty ~ I've never flown a kite that big before. Like Daffy, I have a green dragon kite that now travels with me in the car ~ just in case I get the urge for a kite run! The eagles do pose nicely for photos, don't they! I took another sunset photo last night, so hopefully I'll get a post up soon. I enjoyed seeing your sunflowers on your post.

    Hey Daffy! I have a green dragon kite, too ~ do you still have yours? I wonder if they are related? ;) Glad you enjoyed the photos!

    Hi Roomie ~ Nice to have kite flying memories :) Kite flying is just as much fun when you're grown up, too! Flying kits is very popular around here, especially on or near the beaches! Pleased that you enjoyed the photos :)

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  7. As your photos were loading up, I was entranced by that bright kite in that blueblueblue sky. Sounds like it was a great day. And you have spent your offline time well :-) So cool that you got such a closeup of that eagle. Maybe he's getting used to being photographed ;-)

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  8. Nikki ~ the sky has been blueblueblue for nearly the whole month! We have only had 2 days of rain during the first part of July. I always feel happy for the vacationers who have come from far and wide when the weather welcomes them this way! I was pleased that I was able to get the shot of the eagle, that does look like he's posed before!

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