13.8.09

Sunshine Kisses



(see flickr for more photos)

No, not freckles. I have plenty of those:) After reading this post on Boston Mamas about drying your clothes outside, I decided to give it a try.

When I was little, my mom always used our old clothesline that was out by the trees. I remember "helping" her by hiding behind the towels:) I know my mom loved using that clothesline and now I can understand why. Yesterday I used my drying rack outside. I didn't go out in the middle of the day, too hot...I waited until the day started to think about cooling off. When I gathered the clothes, the sun had set and the crickets were starting to chirp. It was just me, feeling content with being domestic:) I find so much satisfaction in cleaning, cooking, laundry...is that weird? Do you? But really, folding my fresh laundry outside was very relaxing. I didn't have the nagging worries that usually occupy my thoughts. Instead, I let my mind wander...don't ask me where it went, I don't remember. But I know I came inside more calm than when I went out.

Give it a try. Besides, it's better for the environment.

On another note, while searching for an image of clotheslines, I came across Simple Sparrow. While I don't know much about photography, I know what touches me and her work certainly did. Unfortunately (for me) Simple Sparrow is being closed, but Toni, the author will soon be starting a new blog about her family's adventures in Germany when they move in a few weeks. I will most certainly be following...

2 comments:

Fashionably Kate said...

I'm more relaxed just reading this!

My grandmother used to hang her sheets out to dry in the cool breeze of Cedar City. Oh, how I loved climbing into that crisp bed at night. They even smelled wonderful!!

I'm glad you feel content be domestic! It totally suits you!! :)

Ashley said...

I love laundry. I dream about hanging it outside. Too bad the desert has so much sand in the air.....can't leave anything outside for too long!