One of These Mornings, You’re Gonna Rise Up Singing – June 25


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
                                 John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

One More Time: Click on the music for this Summertime Series

We have been remembering with great fondness, a collidescope of images from the past that mean summertime to each of us. We’ve been thinking about what our summers are like now. I hope you have enjoyed the quotes I have used to add richness to these posts.

June has long been associated with weddings, so I think it is appropriate for this last post in this series to remember a wedding in South Carolina; a daughter of dear friends. This is a second marriage for the bride and groom, the merging of two families. Another wedding filled with laughter, music, and the scent of flowers in the air. Not kids anymore, I feel sure the bride and groom have acquired the ability to rest in idleness from time to time watching the clouds float by. Let all of us remember that this is not a waste of time, but something we learned how to do while growing up, something summer provided time for, a moment we can still benefit from. Wishing everyone a great rest of the summer!



About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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12 Responses to One of These Mornings, You’re Gonna Rise Up Singing – June 25

  1. wonderful thoughts about summer…I am rediscovering that idleness and magic….a perfect series and any of the posts would be lovely linked in to my meme Seasonal Celebrations….let me know if you’d like to link in as the post will publish on Wed. Have a wonderful trip!

  2. dino0726 says:

    What lovely thoughts, Stepheny! I love the pic with the patriotic colors on the fence and the child’s bike with our flag. 🙂
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  3. johnvic8 says:

    We’ll see you there…and a delightful time.

  4. Margaret Stillman says:

    You have worked hard to provide this thoughtful extra. Leave town with the wind in your face! Love Dear Stephanie Hoping to touch base with my toes in Elk Lake water! Hugs Both, Meg


  5. Sandy says:

    So true, people rush to much, rush from one thing to another without time to truly enjoy the adventure. Hope the wedding goes well.

  6. Love the blue sky photo. Enjoy the wedding and have a lovely summer 🙂

  7. Indeed, we all need to make time to watch clouds float by. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Greetings! Stopping by from the Post A to Z Road Trip to rest a bit now that it’s summer. As children we have that wonderful “school’s out” demarcation to remind us that these are the leisure months and to seek images in those clouds. Thanks for reminding us adults that we need to take this time for ourselves, too.

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