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Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

on June 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 22nd annual Kite Festival May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Scene from Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Claire Sander’s daughter Emily, 4, knows that running is an essential part of getting her kite airborne. Courtesy photo

 
By TAMMY JIMINES
Los Alamos
 
There's something special about flying kites. There aren't any electronics involved, no modern technology, and no gaming console required. Just a kite, some string, and Mother Nature's wind.
 
I think flying a kite is the simplest form of entertainment. And no matter how old you are, getting your kite up to the highest height is such a thrill.
 
Chris Monteith organized this year's event -- the 22nd annual -- May 18-19 on behalf of the Los Alamos Arts Council at Overlook Park in White Rock. There were kites of all sizes, shapes, and colors as well as people of all ages. People came from Taos, Santa Fe and as far away as Colorado.
 
As a first timer, I soon realized this is a much bigger event than I had anticipated.
 
‘Kite flying has a lot in common with fishing,’ said Tom Clifford of Santa Fe who took the relaxed approach to flying a kite. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Chris Monteith organized this year's event on behalf of the Los Alamos Arts Council. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Carveth Kramer came from Taos. He also made the banners that fluttered in the wind. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Cyrus Moore. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Cyrus Moore, 4, was thrilled to have his kite reach the highest height. Photo by Tammy Jimines

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