Write Anywhere #62


Spring is here. Each year it calls me outside, in spite of my sinuses’ protests. What better way to enjoy the season and stir up creativity than to visit an event that points you to lovely vernal season skies?

Write Anywhere #62: Kite Festival

Let's go fly a kite!

Let’s go fly a kite!

I wasn’t sure that I’d get to see any kites take to the air as the day began with nary a single breeze (rare here in Oklahoma, save for the depths of a hot summer) and gathering clouds to the north reflected an ominous shade of green, but by the time I got to the field where the Tulsa Wind Riders held court over the skies, the winds had picked up and those green clouds stayed north.

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

 

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

 

It was a happy, peaceful day to forget about weighty life issues and enjoy the breeze, the sun, and of course the kites.

I was impressed with the skill of the veteran fliers.

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

 

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

First-timers who created small kites under a tent filled with crafty things for just such a purpose did well, too. The little ones squealed with delight when their creations caught the breeze, usually with help from a proud parent.

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

 

 

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

I walked around the field, watching, being refreshed, filling my creative tank.

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013, Tulsa Oklahoma, photo by kristin nador

 

Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Festival 2013 Tulsa Oklahoma photo by kristin nador

 

After I snapped all the photos I could, I sat down in the grass for a while and pulled out a pocket notebook. A simple spring day stirred a simple Haiku inside me:

Spring winds lift glad kites

Violet blooms watch below

Storm clouds stalk my thoughts

Where did you write this week?

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7 thoughts on “Write Anywhere #62

    • Thank you, Beryl! I did a quick look-see over at your blog and it’s excellent. I’ll have to get some time to dig around on it. I’d love to see if we could work together on a guest blog. I’ll be in touch soon. 🙂

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  1. What a great way to fill your creative well! Love the pictures, and the haiku. I agree with you about spring — I went out for a walk this morning, sat on a bench and actually closed my eyes and just listened to the spring sounds. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • Jill, there’s something about spring that helps me clear the creative cobwebs. New growth, sun, green, bird sounds, it’s all inspiring. Or it may be the pollen that gets my sinuses running that gets the cobwebs out, too. LOL 😉

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