Seeing so many other bloggers (Sian from The Mama Story, Charlotte from Baking Betsy , Hayley from Hayley at Home and Aby from You Baby Me Mummy to name but a few) partake in this project has inspired me to get involved this year.
Living Arrows is a weekly photography project organised by Hayley at Shutterflies. She describes the project as ‘a moment of parenthood that made you feel inspired to press the shutter.’ The name is derived from a passage about childhood in Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, ‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.’
For my first Living Arrows I have chosen photos from a trip to the local park. They were taken on a glorious blue-skied sunny morning last Tuesday. It was so mild, Archie asked if we could have a picnic! Daddy was at work and so I took the opportunity to have some time with Archie in the environment he loves the most. This little man really is in his element outside, he is such a happy chap the moment he get out that front door! He never gets bored like he does indoors and all his frustrations seem to disappear. He has had a fascination for nature in all its wonderful forms since he was a baby. I love that about him. He is a Woodland Trust nature detective and a member of both the Butterfly Conservation and Buglife. We had a family membership to the RSPB last year and managed to visit quite a few reserves in London and also in Norfolk. I am contemplating joining our local Wildlife Trust in the Spring.