Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kite Day at Neshotah Beach

My family and I stopped in at Neshotah Park's "Kite Day" at the beach. The crowds were relaxed and enjoying the many kites flying in the air as well as those flags decorating the beach.

Okay, I got creative need only to turn your head a little to see these glorious wind-catching kites showing off for young and old!

The circle kite above was spinning...quite a site to enjoy! It was a cool day and Lake Michigan was very chilly. We were shocked that there were so many braving the frigged waters.

Then there were the land lovers who were building or just enjoying the sand models!

Here is the front view of these marvelous kites! Some I was told cost as much as $7,000.00! 

Some of these large flags were just exceptional!

I am notorious for cutting off heads...well this sea serpent didn't have a chance with my camera in hand! At least the turtle survived this shot!

Aren't these gorgeous!

Will the real Nemo stand up!!!!

As you can see is was a beautiful day and these bright kites were amazing. I'm sure that many were bought at our very own local shop called Unique Flying Objects which has a wonderful variety of kites. Thank you for stopping by. Let me know if you have a unique, colorful and annual event! I would love to hear about it!  


  1. Hello Susan Marlene Kinney. I am glad to know you through your profile on the blogger and I am glad to stop by your blog " Graceful touch" and the post on it " Kite Day at Neshotah Beach".Though I enjoyed being with your tour through your Kite day pictures, I am blessed to read your profile which speaks so loudely of your love for the Lord and His word which is a life line for you and unless it is running through your veins you do not have a good day. This is very encouraging, spirit lifting and strengthening. I am also glad to know that you are prayerful. I am thankful to the Lord for connecting me with such a sister in the Lord. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai, India on a short term missions t tirp to work with us in the slums of Mumbai amongst poorest of poor during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your grown up children or grand children who are above 16yrs of age to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you as well as who ever comes with you will have a life changing experience. Looking forwrd to hear from you very soon. My email id is :dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

  2. Dear Diwakar Wankhede, it is great to connect with you on the blog and internet. I so appreciate that you work under such difficult circumstances. It is strange that the very rich live right next to the extreme poor. We have that situation here in the states also. I just prayed for you and your family and ministry and those who do come and minister! May your relationship with the Lord be so established and may you shine for His glory and capture the attention and hearts of those who will accept Him in spirit and in truth. Thank you for stopping by. I just asked our Lord to remind me of when your ministry in Mumbai needs prayer support. God is so good that way - to bring believers across our minds so that we can lift one another up! May God's Blessings pour out upon the believers in India in an exceptional way!

  3. Hi Sue! Wow, those kites look amazing! I'm so glad you all were able to do this - - looks like a fun time!
    I hope you are having a wonderful week and staying healthy.
    Hugs, Patti Jo :)

  4. Hi Susan,
    My previous comment has just disappeared from site.
    So, I try again. I love kites, but I don't have one though.
    It is lovely to see you doing whatever you love best.
    Your photos and posts are so creative and inspiring at the same time.
    Thank you for reading my posts and writing your heartfelt comments!
    I enjoy reading your blog` posts, Susan.
    I shall visit your new blogs soon, sweetheart.
    May God bless you always, Susan, family, beloved ones!
    If you wish to contact me through Facebook, you may find me
    under the name of "Starry Love."
    Greeting from Poet Starry.