Welcome to "Wash Wednesday!"
recently discovered the 'original' clothesline posts that have been
here since the house was built over a century ago. Now they are
bejeweled with lovely scented white flowering blossoms and vintage handkerchiefs.] - Gardenmama
As I prepare for the Wash Wednesday book I continue to take many photos of our clothesline! I couldn't resist sharing a few of my photos along with yours here today!
"A gentle breeze rustles through the pines. In the distance a crow caws and a train bellows. A pair of Canadian geese fly overhead honking their greetings. The chickens cackle and chatter begging to be set free on my compost pile. One cat sits and watches me while another climbs the juniper tree dividing my yard from the neighbors. Our resident scrub jays are not pleased with this development and begin to screech and dive bomb the cat. Mickey is unperturbed. Me? I'm on the back patio hanging laundry."
Stephanie shared her photo for Wash Wednesday! In her words..."My children are reminders to slow down and have fun in whatever way the moment presents itself to me....like running through the wet laundry!"
Suzy shared her clothesline photo for Wash Wednesday from a camping trip at the Great Sand Dunes National Park!
Tonya shared her photo for Wash Wednesday!
Mama and child have clotheslines side by side built by Tonya's husband from Hemlock.Mary shared her photos for Wash Wednesday! In her words...
"Oh, the smell! Warm earth and clean linen.... "
Zoe shared her photo for Wash Wednesday! In her words...
"Here is a photo of my little sweetpeas hand washed nappies. They are hung up in Mallorca at my parents villa which is in the middle of nowhere, the nearest neighbour is a goat!"Elizabeth shared this photo for Wash Wednesday! In her words...
"There is something meditative about laundry. Maybe it is the routine and repetition of hanging and folding. Maybe it is the glimpse into the lives of those I love. Maybe it is a way to relive the past week, as each outfit brings to mind the adventures had while wearing it. It might just be that I get to slow down, actually sit down, while I fold and get a minute to think, ponder and pray."
Erin shared this photo for Wash Wednesday! In her words...
"Spreading a little love on the line"
Erin shared her photo for Wash Wednesday! In her words...
"At the current home we live in, the HOA has strict rules. One of the
rules is "no clothesline". We are allowed however to put up whatever we
want in our backyard as long as our neighbors on either side don't see
So, I didn't set up a line. I set up a non-line below our neighbors
wooden fence line hanging from the column of our patio. It really is a
shame they don't get to enjoy this as we do. Enjoy the peaceful beauty
of nature, sun and wind drying our clothes. Seeing the colors blowing
slowly back and forth with the wind. "
"At our prior home we would make our annual pilgrimage to a local apple orchard. There the farmer's wife would always hang her laundry among the branches of the apple trees in the orchard. This image has stuck with me, and today in homage of this memory our laundry was hung on this apple tree."
Thank you to all who participate in and enjoy Wash Wednesday! I take joy in seeing all of your clotheslines! I am greatly appreciative of the many photos that have come in for The Wash Wednesday Book project! You are warmly welcomed to continue sharing photos with me!
With a link back to "Wash Wednesday" please share your clothesline photos on your blog as well as in the comments here for us all to share in this beauty and fun!