Thursday, April 8, 2010

the laundry

laps up sweet-scented sunlight

28 comments:

Malyss said...

We were longing about flowers,but First spots of colors in the country were not the ones we were waiting for...Ü

Abraham said...

This post made me grin from ear to ear. Gosh it really is nice to see this again. Free drying. It is amazing how advertising and the word, "convenience" influences change.

Enjoy this day. It was your future yesterday.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful colorful shot..
Have a nice day.
Costas

Sunny said...

Ahh, there's nothing like the smell of sunshine. Good shot!
Sunny :)

Lucka said...

I like that shot. Sun, colours ... beautiful

Sharon said...

I love this photo! This is one of those scenes I don't see very often and I have fond memories of helping my mother hang out the clothes to dry. Photos like this always bring back those pleasant memories.

Sharon Creech said...

I, too, love this photo but I cannot articulate why. It's just so . . .so. . .pleasing.

magiceye said...

love this composition!

Marie-Noyale said...

Oh..
So wonderful memories come to mind looking at this photograph...

I really like the way you have been playing with Lights recently.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot. I love clothes hung outside. Great picture and good smells.

Regarding have the young man staying with me: We all are products of our home life and oh so true when a teenager spends time with you. LOL. I just hope he went home with some positive ideas. MB

cambull said...

My wife is addicted to clothesline pictures, so this will be printed out for her collection.

Magpie said...

Your words go perfectly with the photo...I love laundry hung outside to dry...soft sweet smelling and soft if there's a breeze.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Hanging the clothes on the line was my job as a kid. I didn't much care for it (boring) but I still remember the smell when they were folded and brought in. The smell of ozone I think. Fabric softeners try to mimic that smell.

cieldequimper said...

I can smell it!

Jilly said...

So many colours, not just in the washing but all those gorgeous greens too. Marvellous. Lovely shot.

Anya said...

Very great place for the laundry
so natural I can almost smell it ;)

Boise Diva said...

Can't wait until clothes-drying weather hits my part of the world :)

Jacob said...

Boy, you don't see many clotheslines anymore...at least not around here! We used them all the time when I was a kid, though.

Lovely colors!

Clueless in Boston said...

The best way to dry clothes, without a doubt.

slim said...

I feel the same way as Abe on this subject. This image has a folksie feel; it is such an uncommon sight.

Leif Hagen said...

Natural clothes dryer! Go green!

JM said...

Great composition and colours. Just lovely!

VP said...

Great light and lovely colors.

Pierre said...

Vhat a nice light! Morninc certainly...

Julie said...

I do like this hodge-podge of clothing hanging from the line. I especially like the small wooden pegs keeping them in place.

Hilda said...

Nothing smells quite as wonderful as sun-dried laundry!

Gunn said...

Nice, and it always smells nice!!! :-)

Merry@St. Louis said...

I imagine how wonderful those clothes will smell. Nothing like it!