Wednesday, August 27, 2008

hung out to dry


hung out to dry, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

what are you doing?!
there is still a dryer upstairs isn't there?
it isn't broken, is it?
kind of old fashioned don't you think?
you don't expect me to carry that stuff up and down those stairs do you?!

Hey, my clothes smell GOOD!?
um, can you hang my next load of laundry out on clothesline too?

(the questions my kids asked when I started using the new clothesline in the backyard)

7 comments:

jo(e) said...

Oh, I love the smell of clothes that have been dried in the sun.

bsouth said...

Me too, much nicer than having been in a drier. They feel nicer too I think.

Mary said...

Oh yes, I love that smell!

Sandie said...

I also love that smell and feel, but don't have the patience to do it very often:)

BouBou's said...

LOL I love the progression of comments.

At our old home a few years back, we didn't have a drier at all. Unfortunately, we also had very few days where we could hang clothes outside. Thankfully, we had a huge room where I could rig up some lines, but even with the dehumidifier going all day, it would take 3 days for them to dry in the summer (in the winter, they'd dry overnight).

Now, if we tried hanging them on the balcony, they'd come in dirtier than they started - or with cigarette burns from the butts people above us toss off their balconies. *sigh*

A.

Karin said...

I grew up hanging clothes on the line. Now I wouldn't give up my dryer for anything, but I love this picture - it's so evocative and the colors are so rich!

Moi said...

yes i love the smell of sun-dried clothes too...thats the only way we dried our clothes back in india.....but then it' s a tropical country with plenty of sunshine......and driers are not affordable (always).....:)

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