This week, Patti is encouraging us to Look Up for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and I was certainly doing that at the Chicago Botanic Garden Kite Festival recently. Despite the fact that there was almost zero breeze, the kids (and many of the dads) were able to get those kites flying, making a very colorful show.
For more on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge go to #13 Look Up.
Afloat, but only just. Members of the Des Plaines Yacht Club encounter some choppy waters during a series of races on Lake Opeka but thanks to some skillful sailing manage to stay afloat.
Leaves, flowers and bubbles all afloat in the Heritage Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Like a swarm of angry bees, kites float above a field of spectators at the annual Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Two stately swans afloat on the waters off Evening Island in the Chicago Botanic Garden.
For more on this week’s Photo Challenge on The Daily Post go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/afloat/
A few images captured at The Kite Festival in the Chicago Botanic Garden are my contribution to Sue Llewellyn’s Word A Week Photograph Challenge. I have enough trouble trying to fly one kite! How they manage to keep all these flying without getting tangled up is incredible!
For more on Sue’s Word A Week Challenge go to http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-fly/
Sue’s Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-wind/ is Wind.
Sometimes we need a little help from Mother Nature and the following shots illustrate some of the things that require wind to assist in getting the job done.
A Halladay Standard windmill at the Volkening Farm in Schaumburg.
A kite flying in the Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Flags of various countries flying at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.
Yachts racing at what was then called Lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Milkweed seeds waiting for a breeze to help carry them to a new home.