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artastic
03-01-2013, 09:22 AM
well here is another link to the kite festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9I7LCehGQ8

this time it is alot of the kite festival, but the amazing fellow I saw is near the end . the original utube for his flight has closed, too bad

The guy flying the 3 kites is in his 80s, and he's from Canada.
He comes to the Washington State International Kite Festival every year.

His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off.

He is deaf, so when he flies we hold our hands up and wave them for applause.

He flies 2 with his hands and the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Enjoy!



You must watch to the end to see the amazing landing of that last kite!


Make sure the volume is turned up because the music is wonderful and totally reflects the soaring of the kites. Beautiful.

eyepaint
03-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Happy (rainy?) March!

Charlie's Mum
03-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks Bonnie - they're so beautiful!
The control those flyers have is fantastic.

Happy March - drier here, and cold:)

RubyRedDog2
03-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Hi All,
Bonnie, thanks for sharing, what a fun day that must have been. All's quiet here, that's a good thing.

Gail

Helen
03-05-2013, 07:43 AM
Beautiful Bonnie, thanks for sharing! Hi Gail, Maureen and EP -- dry and cold here too but snow expected. This morning I sketch with a friends, we've been indoors 'cause we're fair weather plein air folks.

Paulafv
03-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Been snowing here for three full days. Shoveled my walk and part of the driveway yesterday with 3" of icy, slushy snow and we got 17" new snow, for a total of 20+ inches. Still too windy to start shovelling because it would simply drift back in. Plum Island in Newburyport lost one house to the ocean and south of Boston in Scituate, another house may be at risk from the surf and flooding. First I was supposed to get 8" then it was upgraded to 12" now it's 20" to two feet. This was a proper Nor'easter which was fed by a gigantic storm off the coast which lingered for days. Being one town away from the ocean didn't help me this time. All schools are closed. Pretty snow, with lots of drifting. Insulates the roof and we didn't lose our power, for which I'm grateful. The weekend should be milder and the sun will help melt the snow.
Would like to at least shovel my walk and a path in the driveway for my mailman before any rain comes and freezes into ice. My winter exercise. Have food and wine and tea and cat food. All set for days:) Should all be gone by Easter...Drifted to 27" at the back door. Maybe gone by Easter...

Sharrm
03-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Wow Bonnie love the Kites wonderful video, oh to be on that beach right now.... Glad you got another link for us to see......

Paula, do hope the snow is melting by now, that's one huge dump you guys got !!! wow, sounds like weather we get up this way, or I should say use to get, as each year it seems to be less and less.

Our weather is warming up nicely, hardly any days go below freezing now at night,
and some daytimes are in the low double digits C.../high40/50'sF....
The other day around noon it was lovely sun shining around 50F and all of a sudden
it started snowing for an hour or so sun blazing away.....weird or what!!! :D

Big hello to Gail, Ep, Maureen, Helen, miss all your goings on here, and hello to all who are MIA....:wave:

So much going on with me family wise,(older parent) won't bore you with it, just taking up a lot of my time.
Other than that, I'm coming out of hibernation, with the warmer weather. hope to be around here more often.

Our Easter weekend is coming up.....Yeah CHOCOLATE!!!! YUMMY!!!!
I use to love hiding all the kids goodies around the house and yard and watching them hunt the next morning.......was such fun.
Sometimes I would find goodies, weeks later, always a great treat then......
One of the things I miss when they grow up.....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/32965-Easterchickhatching.gif

Sending this out to all my WetCanvas Friends......
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/32965-EasterbunnyHangingBalloon.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/32965-EasterArtistBirdieHappyEaster.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2013/32965-EAsterBunnies_feeding_Chicks.gif

Sharrm
03-22-2013, 07:02 AM
Well La Di Da......, I've got my foot in my mouth on this one. :angel:
Wasn't paying attention too much with the dates, .......and............
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2013/32965-Laughtoo_funny.gif I thought this weekend was Easter!!!!
Had a good laugh at myself LOL.... Was wondering why no one else
had said anything, and I hadn't heard from my daughter.
I finally check it out....duh!!!
Going to go have a glass of wine and toast it!!! :wave:

Helen
03-23-2013, 05:02 PM
Shar and Paula, I wonder if the weather is just shifting rather than changing. It's Spring and we got more snow too, and cold. We didn't get as much as you got Paula but we got a bunch. Dear hubby keeps our driveway and walkway shoveled; however, sometimes when there's a dusting and it melts in the afternoon sun, then freezes, we have an ice patch. Happened the other day and I wasn't paying attention. I'm pecking at the keyboard with my left hand. Right hand is in a splint, sprained, not broken. Good to know my bones are good but sprains are more painful.

RubyRedDog2
03-26-2013, 12:01 PM
Hi All, love those animations!! Sounds like everyone ready for spring. We had 91 Sunday then this morning got up at 4:30 to turn on the heat. CRAZY weather.

I got a photo competition in my mail??, I'm not a photographer but did forward to Li. But looking at the past winners I saw this wonderful still life photographer/artist and wanted to share. Very inspirational I think.

Getting ready for a road trip, my mom wants to go take care of her sister for two weeks in Gainesville so will be leaving in a few days. Should have time to paint, visit the schools gallery AND my aunt has some wonderful antique gadgets.

http://www.natnicphoto.com/

See ya later.

Gail

artastic
03-27-2013, 08:48 AM
Have a great road trip Gail
Helen, oh my, take care of that sprain
Hi Paula, EP, Maureen, Beth(countdown to your show, wish I could be there)
and all who venture here
Sharron, happy easter! (everyone)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2013/104250-easter.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2013/104250-playing-easter-rabbits-source_8lb.gif

Charlie's Mum
03-27-2013, 11:52 AM
Gosh we've been very quiet this month - you all must be like me, in hibernation-mode!!! :lol:

Helen, so sorry about the accident and hope the sprain is getting better - they can be as bad as breaks, so take care!

Gail - people enjoying glorious temps like 81F should be made to come to the cold North!!!!!!!!!!:lol: .... not fair!:( :envy:

Snow here again this morning, though it's cleared away now ...... more to come and the forecasters are telling us we'll have these bitter temps for at least another two weeks :(
I so want to see the leaves budding and the daffs blooming - no sign yet though.

Love Shar's early Easter greetings and Bonnie's - more on time!;)

BBL - we need to try to meet for coffee more often!:lol:

Sharrm
03-28-2013, 10:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2013/32965-AEC81EA6-CC3D-4EFA-B731-2A1BFA58FF44.gif
Hi all,
Hey Helen,.......... I've had that on my mind too, about the weather shifting, as many areas in
Southern BC use to get tons more snow 20 years ago than it does now, and eastern parts
of Canada are getting much more and later in the season.....hmmmmmm....

I do hope you are on the mend now with the sprain, they always hurt the worse, and take longer to heal, so please take it easy.:)

Gail.........sure miss you here, and you're off on another road trip, hope you have a great time
with your visit, nice weather and drive carefull.
Just remembered I forgot to send you my addy on FB, will do it this week
for when you come back. :D

Bonnie,.......I luv, luv luv that Bunny, just had to copy it and the other one too.
Hope you have a great weekend . We're getting spring weather for Easter, going up to 20C by Saturday, today and yesterday were in the
High teens!! So it's heading your way............WooHoo. :clap:

Maureen........So sorry about the weather, at least the snow is not staying, that's a good sign,
we've had that here too in the past few weeks light snow over nite and gone by 10am.......
I see you've been getting some beautiful paintings done being snowed in is good on that level....Positive thoughts.
The weather men are not always right I'm sending some sunshine your way.........:D :music:
Is it Easter Weekend out your way too?? if so hope you have a lovely one.......That goes for everyone celebrating Easter this weekend...........http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2013/32965-ACuteLittleTailAttracksALotOfAttention.gif

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justjean
03-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Happy Easter Everybody and I sure wish I had the energy of Sharrm's jumping bunny :D