Living Arrows 4/52


You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

– Kahlil Gibran

The Living Arrows series is a photo project hosted by Donna at What the Redhead Said. It’s a weekly series where you share a photo which captures a moment in childhood. I love how it encourages me to capture those little moments and I love looking back and seeing all the changes in Max as he grows up over the year.


We loved the Butterflies in the Glasshouse exhibition at RHS Wisley last year, and when I had a fairly sickness free day last week I decided to take Max for a return visit. It’s always lovely in the winter to head into the glasshouse to warm up, and when they have the butterflies they ramp up the heat even more than usual. Β It was lovely to watch Max’s amazement at the sight of all the different coloured butterflies, and he had such a fun time running up to them and chasing them as they flew away. Unsurprisingly, butterflies aren’t fans of toddlers running at them and shouting!

I love the sight of him in his little backpack. It seems to have become a regular companion on all of our trips. It doesn’t seem to matter what we put in it, he’s just happy as long as he’s wearing it.



Living Arrows

  • White Camellias
    January 23, 2017

    Sounds lovely. We don’t have anywhere nearby like that. It’s nice Max likes to carry his own backpack I often end up carrying my kids ones! #livingarrows

  • Emily Peacock
    January 23, 2017

    I remember going to see the butterflies at Syon Park when I was little, such a wonderful experience! This photo is gorgeous, I know a little boy who would love a backpack like that too πŸ™‚ xx

  • Topfivemum
    January 23, 2017

    Ahhh I knew exactly where this photo was taken the moment I saw it (plus I think you mentioned you were going to Wisley on my post from last week – see I do have a good memory! LOL) We saw some of the butterflies the other week before the official opening of the exhibition and they were amazing. I bet it’s even better when they are all there. Glad you enjoyed it! #LivingArrows

  • Donna Wishart
    January 24, 2017

    I love Wisley, such a great day out. I love his little backpack – he looks like he’s on a school trip. Gorgeous photo x

  • Mums Space
    January 24, 2017

    Id love to go and see the butterflies! I love his little back pack πŸ™‚ x

  • Madeline Littlejohns
    January 24, 2017

    So sweet, I love when they get attached to things like backpacks like that! x #LivingArrows

  • MudpieFridays
    January 26, 2017

    Oh we love the butterflies too, although we have to visit at the weekend now Monkey is at school! Much preferred it during the week. He looks like such a big boy with his backpack! #livingarrows xx

  • Sherry
    January 26, 2017

    Oh I so want to visit there! It’s funny, I saw a job advertised there in my profession – and I seriously contemplated it! That really is the most adorable backpack #LivingArrows

  • Caroline
    January 28, 2017

    Oh look at him, so sweet with his little backpack x

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