Spread your wings

The Big T and I were talking this morning about the holidays we used to have when the boy-child was small. Looking back, they seem frequent and filled with sunshine, and I was reminded of these lyrics from Summertime

… One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But till that morning, there ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin’ by

Summertime’, George Gershwin. From Porgy and Bess

I think we all dream of keeping our children safe, but know in our hearts we must give them space and confidence to take wing.

It’s a wonderful song, and this version by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is probably my favourite.

Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here.

Why not join in — as Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind so brilliantly puts it “casual players welcome.”

Six Word Saturday: summertime, and sweet peppers in season


What is says on the jar. Easy to make, and totally delicious.Recipe by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, from The Guardian, 20 Sept. 2013. Image: Su Leslie, 2015.


Particularly yummy on homemade sourdough toast, with slices of Brie. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

And since the title of this post was inspired by Summertime from George Gershwin’s  Porgy and Bess, here’s a performance of the song by the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald and Louise Armstrong.