Kites For All Seasons

Kites For All Seasons

Kites For All Seasons, For kite enthusiasts that live in Bullhead City, Arizona, or along the Colorado River, Tumbleweeds & Tarantula’s is no mere store. It is a destination. This is a one stop shop for kites and kite supplies. But for Rory Sweet, Rupert...
Simple Things In Life

Simple Things In Life

Simple Things In Life, Whether it is a passing fad or a trend that is indicative of a societal shift has yet to be determined. Still, in recent years discussions about living a minimalist lifestyle have gone main stream. It is discussed on prime time talk shows, on...
Add Magic

Add Magic

Add Magic, Aside from the simple pleasures of whiling away an afternoon with some kite flying, the great American road trip might be the best way to escape the pressures of life. So, just imagine the fun of a road trip linked with kite flying. Well, 2022 is winding...
Dark Day In California

Dark Day In California

Dark Day In California and a deeply divided America there is one thing that we can all agree on. The COVID 19 pandemic changed everything. Politics, education, business, travel and even shopping were transformed. And there is a very real possibility that nothing will...
Kites & Cars

Kites & Cars

Kites & Cars. What does Bullhead City, Arizona on the Colorado River and Detroit, Michigan have in common? Kites! In Bullhead City, Tumbleweeds and Tarantulas is your one stop shop for kites and kite supplies. And on July 10, kites take to the sky over Detroits...
Legend of the Kite

Legend of the Kite

Legend of the Kite still have an international appeal equal to the kite. Kite flying is popular in Beijing, China, Bullhead City, Arizona, and Cape Tpwn, South Africa. But where did the kite originate? Many historians that have worked to answer that question start...
Legend of the Kite

Storm Clouds

Kites have been used to relax and for scientific experiment. They have been pressed into service during combat and fostered friendly competition between villages. Here in the states, kites figure prominently in festivals as well as fond childhood memories. And...
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...
Simple Things In Life

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...
Forgotten History

Forgotten History

Forgotten History of kites are ideally suited for this time of social distancing and quarantine. Hours can be spent with this relaxing past time and kite flying is a great way to enjoy the spring like temperatures. A visit to Tumbleweeds and Tarantulas is all you need...

Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends and the joy of kite flying transcends barriers of language, of culture and of age. It is nearly universal in nature. In most every country in the world you can find people laughing as they send kites high into the sky to dance on the breeze. Kites are...
That Was Different

That Was Different

That Was Different. This past spring the 36th International Kite Festival was held on the International Kite Flying Field in Weifang City, Shandong Province, China. Launched in 1984, the festival has become one of the oldest, largest and most popular festivals in...