Laundry Day

26 Apr

I always do my laundry on Sunday.  Well, this Sunday, it was a bit different.


I bought a clothesline and put it up.  We used to always dry our clothes on the line when I was growing up, but my gravel road made me think I’d have muddy clothes before they were dry.  I decided to try it anyhow.


It was nice today, but I thought I might have my clothes blown off the line as windy as it was.

Clothes on line

So far, I like my new clothesline.

Sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Shadow Shot Sunday.  I’m also going to share this with Song-ography where this week’s song is Automatic by Miranda Lambert.


34 Responses to “Laundry Day”

  1. TexWisGirl April 26, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    we used to dry ours on lines, too. i’ve never done it here. when my sis visits, she hangs clothes on hangers off the trees. 🙂

    • Teresa April 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

      I like the way your sister thinks! 🙂

  2. Stephanie Volkert April 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    It was way too windy and dusty back in New Mexico to make line drying practical, and here in the Pacific Northwest, the random rain showers also make it impractical! Go figure! (Visiting from I Heart Macro. I have a macro link up on Mondays now as well, if you’d like to join, it’s at

    • Teresa April 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

      I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it when we get dry this summer, but I’m going to use it whenever I can!

  3. Jan April 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    I also hung out clothes today. They dried very nicely! Glad you got yourself a clothesline! 🙂

    • Teresa April 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

      Me too. I’m hoping the Sunday traffic won’t be as heavy and it won’t be as dusty.

  4. ak-ut April 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    i love that smell which only fresh air can do 🙂

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 6:46 am #

      It is a wonderful smell!

  5. Pat April 27, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Love the fresh smell of line-dried clothes.

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      I agree. Nothing better.

  6. Mary Ann Yoder April 27, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Oh my gosh, you had wind like we did!

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      It was very windy. Fairly cool too.

  7. Alica April 27, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    I love the smell of laundry dried on the line, especially sheets! Scratch bath towels dry better, too, in my opinion. Hopefully you didn’t lose anything from the wind! 🙂

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      It was so windy I was afraid to try the sheets on it, but next weekend I’m hoping the sheets will go out there. Didn’t lose anything though!

  8. Laura Hegfield April 27, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Great series Teresa, nothing like fresh air to bring spring into the house! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 11:27 am #

      Thank you, Laura. It is a wonderful scent!

  9. Jeanne April 27, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    When I first started reading this, I had visions of goats getting out, and pulling things off the line! I haven’t hung clothes out for over 20 years…no place here to do it. And so many birds flying around, I wouldn’t enjoy their “droppings” on my clean items! But that fresh air scent can’t be beat!

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

      My goats pretty well behaved. They have the Back Forty, so there’s no need to come eat my laundry. 🙂

  10. Freda Mans April 27, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    That’s one thing I miss about living at home with my parents when I was younger, we always used a clothesline, except in bad weather.

    • Teresa April 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

      I’m going to enjoy it every weekend that I can. Don’t know how it will work when we get dray and really dusty though.

  11. kim April 28, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    How lovely!

  12. tomthebackroadstraveller April 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    Clothes drying on the line is a thing of the past for most folks. Tom The Backroads Traveller

    • Teresa April 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

      It is, but I find myself looking forward to doing laundry this weekend in hopes of hanging them out again.

  13. Margaret April 28, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    You cannot beat hanging washing outside to dry.

    • Teresa April 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

      I agree! I’m looking forward to it all summer!

  14. kmcblackburn April 30, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    That first shot is stunning! Love the bright sun shining down on the laundry, great angle and perspective too! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

    • Teresa April 30, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      Thanks for hosting each week!

  15. kissed by an angel May 1, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Wonderful post! I like clothes in the wind and these wooden clothespins very much!!!

    • Teresa May 1, 2015 at 8:41 am #

      It really does seem to speak of simple times and a better way of life.

  16. Carol B. May 3, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    It’s great to line dry your clothes, especially sheets but I don’t dare because I’m terrified of bees and hornets and don’t you know I used to always get one or two on the clothes when I brought them in. LOL

    • Teresa May 3, 2015 at 8:31 am #

      Well, now you’ve given me something to worry about. Don’t think we ever had that problem when I was growing up. Just had to get them off the line before the little black bugs got in them.

  17. pattisj May 4, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    I haven’t had a clothes line in years. Not such a good idea when attracting birds to one’s yard. I do miss it at times.

    • Teresa May 5, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      That’s true, but I don’t have near as many birds in the summer. I’m horrible at remembering to fill them in the summer. Which reminds me, I haven’t gotten those summer feeders set up.

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