Traditions

Traditions

In the 21st century age old traditions have been competing with video games, television, on line streaming services and smart phones. At times traditions seem to be loosing the battle. But scattered here and they are special places, living time capsules. Just such a...

Inspire The Imagination

Inspire The Imagination

How do you inspire a new generation of kite enthusiasts? Aside from bringing the children or grandchildren to Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas in Bullhead City, Arizona, and buying a kite or two, inspire the imagination with a book or two. How Ben Franklin Stole the...

Kites & Road Trips

Kites & Road Trips

Spring is an ideal time to discover or rediscover the simple pleasures of kite flying. And it is a perfect tie for introducing a new generation to the hobby. For the expert or novice, Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas for all things kite related in the upper Colorado River...

Spring Time Is Kite Time

Spring Time Is Kite Time

Spring Time At Tumbleweeds and Tarantulas every season is kite season. But for most enthusiasts spring awakens a hunger to sail a kite in the breeze. And it is also an ideal time to discover the simple pleasures of kite flying. Interest in kites has been on the...

Let’s Celebrate Spring

Let’s Celebrate Spring

Let's Celebrate Spring. This past year has been challenging, to say the very least. The COVID 19 pandemic derailed plans, caused a great deal of misery and in general upended life. Now there is a ray of sunshine on the horizon. Nationwide the number of daily reported...

Legend of The Carp

Legend of The Carp

Kites are unique in that they have an international appeal that is rooted in antiquity. As a result they are excellent for bridging chasms of culture or language. Japanese historians believe that kites were first introduced into the country by Buddhist missionaries...

The Dragon

The Dragon

Chinese folklore is rich with tales and legends of dragons so it should not be surprising to learn that the mythical creatures figure prominently in kite designs. Some of the most intriguing legends blend dragons and the use of dragon kites used to help fight off...

Time Capsules

Time Capsules

Time Capsules In movies, books and stories kites are often used to portray a sense of whimsy. They are linked to the carefree days of childhood. But like simple, carefree days kites are fragile. They are made of paper, twine, wood or silk. As a result vintage or...

Flying Good Times

Flying Good Times

Flying Good Times Harvey A. Sellers, was a seller of paper. He was also an avid kiting enthusiast. Disappointed by the poor construction and quality of available commercial kites, he began tinkering with kite designs in his basement. His break came with the idea to...

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