Of arrows and moss

Still looking back to my world as it was in England a few weeks ago…

My sister took us to the leafy woods to try our hand at archery.

We built a campfire. Whittled sticks. Grilled marshmallows.

And admired the arrows with their vibrant colours.

Our very own Robin Hood taught us how to hold the bow, aim and shoot.

It took a long time to go around all the targets because my sister kept stopping to stroke the velvet moss with her bare feet.

Dim sunlight filtered through the leaves so it was like being in a underwater world of green.

The silence was pierced by children’s laughter.

All in all, it was a glorious day out.

For more great days, visit: My World!

47 responses

  1. sounds like a glorious day…have yet to teach the boys to shoot arrows…perhaps soon…great pics…and a moment i would just want to hold onto…

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    August 23, 2010 at 18:56

  2. excellent composition on the last one.

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    August 23, 2010 at 19:33

  3. I love to read your words. They are so fitting to describe your pics. Looks like a beautiful day!

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    August 23, 2010 at 20:04

  4. Beautiful- the photographs and the words. You really bring the mood alive.

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    August 23, 2010 at 20:53

  5. mother of the cousins

    WONDERFUL :-p

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    August 23, 2010 at 21:02

  6. lilalia

    Love the counterpoint of velvet moss and piercing arrows. Sounds like so much fun.

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    August 23, 2010 at 21:05

  7. How fun! Especially the barefoot part.

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    August 23, 2010 at 21:37

  8. Di

    Toes on moss. I bet that feels delicious!

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    August 23, 2010 at 21:44

  9. Fabulous! I always fancied archery but have a lousy sense of direction/location. Your son’s a left-hander – should be good!
    Oh, the moss is gorgeous – it must feel wonderful beneath the feet.

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    August 23, 2010 at 22:00

  10. moss under bare feet. i can feel that. nice.

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    August 23, 2010 at 23:04

  11. Clive

    Love the moss underfeet photo! Can nearly feel it here!

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    August 24, 2010 at 00:12

  12. Looks like a super fabulous time!

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    August 24, 2010 at 03:08

  13. Your writing is so full of lovely description which your photos compliment. I keep the words and images in my mind a long time. That last photo is a stunner.

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    August 24, 2010 at 03:13

  14. What a great day for the kids and the lush moss looks, well, lusherly. I love all the colors in your pictures.

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    August 24, 2010 at 04:40

  15. I have to ask: Is this the same sister who walked barefooted in the snow? If so I remember her.

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    August 24, 2010 at 05:17

    • Yes, what a good memory you have! This is the same sister who went barefoot in the snow… At least this time, it was warmer.

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      August 24, 2010 at 05:38

  16. Beautiful pictures ! I feel like I’d know (and like very much) your sister!

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    August 24, 2010 at 05:30

  17. Oh, what a fun, delightful post!! I love it! I, too, feel as though I know and like very much your sister! And I also love your little Robin Hood! Thanks for sharing the fun, the beauty and the love! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    August 24, 2010 at 05:39

  18. The boy handles his bow very well and would make Robin Hood proud. And the words about your sister’s feet on the moss add a touch of poetry to the forest floor.

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    August 24, 2010 at 06:00

  19. Beautiful photos. All of them.

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    August 24, 2010 at 06:06

  20. a delightful way to spend the day. i love the bare feet on moss–lovely!

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    August 24, 2010 at 06:31

  21. I wonder how are they the same with darts because i’m truly hopeless with darts. I’d like to try the arrows, I might fare better. Looks like a fun day out for you all.

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    August 24, 2010 at 07:03

  22. Wonderful shots of a nice place to visit. Those colorful bows are fascinating.

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    August 24, 2010 at 07:14

  23. seems like so much fun!!
    lovely images too!!

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    August 24, 2010 at 08:57

  24. I hate guns, but I wouldn’t mind becoming adept with a bow and arrow – just in case.

    Great photos.

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    August 24, 2010 at 10:25

  25. Looks as if it was a wonderful day !

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    August 24, 2010 at 10:25

  26. Great adventurous day!
    Some precious shots you have.

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    August 24, 2010 at 10:41

  27. Such fun – archery is one of the things I have always wanted to try.

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    August 24, 2010 at 10:50

  28. That sounds absolutely wonderful..and I love your description of it being like underworld 🙂

    C x

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    August 24, 2010 at 11:01

  29. WhaT A glorious quivver with its arrows. And the feet on the moss are a joy to behold. Lovely story.

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    August 24, 2010 at 12:17

  30. JM

    Very cool pics. The bottom one is my favourite.

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    August 24, 2010 at 14:31

    • That’s my favourite too!

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      August 24, 2010 at 14:39

  31. your pictures are always trips to other worlds …
    enchanting, earthy , wonderful.

    and moss… oh love.

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    August 24, 2010 at 15:20

  32. Jen

    You gather us up, and take us on a journey with your words.

    That moss, I can feel it between my toes.

    Jen

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    August 24, 2010 at 17:09

  33. Her toes look warmer this time! Great photos..I remember when my brother got his first bow and arrows..I was so jealous..I made him share with me..I hope both of your anklebiters got a chance to try! 🙂

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    August 24, 2010 at 18:04

    • OH yes, they both tried and liked it. It’s just that I got a better pic of #2…

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      August 24, 2010 at 18:21

  34. I too like to tuch the soft mosses. 🙂
    That was beautiful arrows.

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    August 24, 2010 at 20:53

  35. I love the pink feathers on the arrows!

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    August 25, 2010 at 01:09

  36. oh, how i miss yorkshire….the land where my hubby’s from.

    beautiful shots!

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    August 25, 2010 at 01:15

  37. cloudia

    a masterful post!
    Warm Aloha from Waikiki 🙂

    Comfort Spiral

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    August 25, 2010 at 07:01

  38. Lew

    Looks like you had a delightful time in England! Your son seems to have got the basics of archery quickly. Great shots!

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    August 25, 2010 at 07:26

  39. Did you hit the bull’s eye?

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    August 25, 2010 at 10:41

  40. Did you do any shooting Fi? How good were you? I liked your pictures. – Dave

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    August 25, 2010 at 10:49

    • Yes, I did try to shoot, but the kids were much better than I was!

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      August 25, 2010 at 10:51

  41. I’ve never had my bare feet on moss.

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    August 26, 2010 at 02:25

  42. I’ve never shot an arrow before. What a neat experience.

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    September 1, 2010 at 03:04

  43. toemailert

    Nice shots!

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    June 23, 2011 at 04:28

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