Kites

By Gordon Rugg

Kites are an awesome invention. I’d originally thought of doing an article about concepts that they illustrate, such as why an anvil-shaped kite is amusing, but it’s a grim day in November, so I’ll just post some pictures of kites, as a reminder that life contains good things as well as bad.

A yellow kite against a blue skyFestival_of_the_Winds_Bondi_Beach_(6136049188)“Festival of the Winds Bondi Beach (6136049188)” by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer – Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Festival_of_the_Winds_Bondi_Beach_(6136049188).jpg#/media/File:Festival_of_the_Winds_Bondi_Beach_(6136049188).jpg

 

 

A flying anvilCatch_The_Wind_16“Catch The Wind 16” by Immanuel Giel – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catch_The_Wind_16.jpg#/media/File:Catch_The_Wind_16.jpg

 

An octopus kiteCatch_The_Wind_11“Catch The Wind 11” by Immanuel Giel – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catch_The_Wind_11.jpg#/media/File:Catch_The_Wind_11.jpg

 

Flower kitesKites_on_the_beach_(5931155304)“Kites on the beach (5931155304)” by Mark Winterbourne from Leeds. West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – Kites on the beachUploaded by russavia. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kites_on_the_beach_(5931155304).jpg#/media/File:Kites_on_the_beach_(5931155304).jpg

 

Kite seen through pinesA_kite_seen_through_the_pine_branches._Honshu_Island._Japan“A kite seen through the pine branches. Honshu Island. Japan” by Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe/unframe.com – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_kite_seen_through_the_pine_branches._Honshu_Island._Japan.jpg#/media/File:A_kite_seen_through_the_pine_branches._Honshu_Island._Japan.jpg

 

A jellyfish kite

Jelly_kites_nach_fabris02

“Jelly kites nach fabris02” by Sergio Fabris – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jelly_kites_nach_fabris02.jpg#/media/File:Jelly_kites_nach_fabris02.jpg

 

A dragon kiteDragon_chinois_-_Dieppe_-_dsdm05111https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragon_chinois_-_Dieppe_-_dsdm05111.jpg

 

WhalesFestival_of_the_Winds,_XXXI_-_Festival_of_the_Winds_2013https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Festival_of_the_Winds,_XXXI_-_Festival_of_the_Winds_2013.jpg

 

A craneCerf-volant_cigogne_-_Fanø_-_dsdm04773“Cerf-volant cigogne – Fanø – dsdm04773” by Pmau – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cerf-volant_cigogne_-_Fan%C3%B8_-_dsdm04773.jpg#/media/File:Cerf-volant_cigogne_-_Fan%C3%B8_-_dsdm04773.jpg

 

Green kites1024px-Kites_at_Jeevan_kite_festival“Kites at Jeevan kite festival” by Subhrajit – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kites_at_Jeevan_kite_festival.JPG#/media/File:Kites_at_Jeevan_kite_festival.JPG

 

Anime figures1024px-Kite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_07“Kite festival Vung Tau 2009, 07” by Dream Phan – originally posted to Flickr as IMG_0068. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_07.jpg#/media/File:Kite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_07.jpg

 

Marine life: A ray, a shark and a whaleKite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_08

“Kite festival Vung Tau 2009, 08” by Dream Phan – originally posted to Flickr as Fishes. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_08.jpg#/media/File:Kite_festival_Vung_Tau_2009,_08.jpg

 

A Japanese-style carp kite1024px-Heiligenhaus_-_kite_festival_2007_22_ies“Heiligenhaus – kite festival 2007 22 ies” by Frank Vincentz – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heiligenhaus_-_kite_festival_2007_22_ies.jpg#/media/File:Heiligenhaus_-_kite_festival_2007_22_ies.jpg

 

I hope these have brightened your day.

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