The Very Sunny Blustery Day

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

In which my laundry dries. Outside. Before lunch. In January.











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The first of this year's samplers featuring snow and comfort food. 




39 comments:

  1. Line dried towels- delicious. None of that tumble dried soft fluffyness for me thanks! Sunny here now but got absolutely drenched on the walk to school this morning.
    Enjoy the blustery sunshine!
    Ax

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    1. Crisp and crunchy, that's how I like my towels.

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  2. There's nothing like laundry dried outside with the wind and fresh air smell to fill our cupboards!

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  3. Ahhh the towels look great. Just cloud and rain up here in Scotland so I'm afraid tumble drying fluffiness here!

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  4. Outside drying in January - we weren't expecting that a week ago! I realise I'll be shot, but towels are the one thing I never dry on the line - crisp sheets and towels, yes, but a line dried towel feels like sandpaper to me!

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  5. You know I've just got in from work this lunchtime and all morning I have been looking out of the classroom window thinking 'ooh it's a perfect day for towels and sheets'! Well done for getting them out there - it does indeed seem a treat after all the cold weather we've been having. Spring is nearly here!

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  6. Lovely - I wish I could line dry laundry at the moment....I think it would freeze solid if I put it on the washing line!

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  7. That wonderful fresh smell of line-dried laundry!

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  8. I thought about putting my washing outside to dry, but thought it may well end up in the farmers field - it is a bit too windy! Hopefully it will be ok soon to put washing out to dry. I miss the smell of fresh linen when you bring it indoors. :)

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  9. I'm glad it's not just me, I posted on Monday about how happy it makes me being able to hang the washing out! It's not the same dried indoors. Julie x

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  10. I'm not able to hang washing outside but, this morning, I had all my windows open and got the same smell in my rooms as if I had dried sheets outside. It is such a lovely scent isn't it?

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  11. As I sit reading this (and looking at your lovely pictures) my bedding is flapping marrily away on the line, I do have to keep checking to see that it's still there though!!

    You simply can't beat it can you, fingers crossed it stays as fine and windy for tomorrow and I can get my towels dried outside too, I'm with you in liking the towels to be just that little bit 'crunchy', a bit of exfoliation really invigorates after a nice hot bath or shower :-)

    Sue xx

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  12. Anonymous4:02 pm GMT

    You've excelled yourself on this post - TEN photos of towels on a line. Give yourself a pat on the back for the most boring post ever.

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    1. Thanks. I'm entering a competition for 'Most Boring Blog Post'. I'm glad you think I stand a chance of winning.

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  13. I can smell those towels from here, mmmmmmmmmm lovely.
    Briony
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  14. It is so nice to see the sun for a change. Snowdrops bursting out all over!

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  15. One of my favourite things in the world is the smell of line-dried laundry! There's just noting like it! I'm so glad you have that treat in January :-)
    I hope you're having a great week!
    All the best from Miami!

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  16. Anonymous7:04 pm GMT

    How long will it be before those towels are in a soggy heap on the bathroom floor?

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    1. Nobody leaves their towels in a soggy heap in the bathroom floor. None of us likes drying ourselves with wet towels.

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  17. It's so very windy! In my house that means lots of banging doors, rattling windows and a general disconcerted feeling. Oh and lots of draftiness.

    I love your photo's, they are full of energy and movement and totally capture the vitality on a blustery winter's day. I also loved the beach kite-flying photos of Tea and Woolly socks, for the same reason. Seeing a good photo opportunity is a talent.

    Oh and it's really not boring. Not being able to see the interesting slant in something, anything at all really, well that's boring. Or not being able to appreciate something. I'm afraid you will lose that competition by some margin - you'll have to try much harder!

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    1. Thank you Faye. The energy and movement of the wind was exactly what I was trying to capture, and the brightness of the sunshine which really struck me this morning.

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  18. I happened to love this post Sue and your wonderful flappy towel photos. I too managed to dry a line of washing today and it was a total joy. Up yours anonymous.

    Heather x

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  19. I could almost smell that lovely fresh laundry! Lovely and bright here (Essex) today but really windy so no line drying for me. Yeah, what's wrong with 'anonymous'? It's all these little snippets of each other's lives that keep some of us sane!

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  20. Mine did too! And I was similarly excited. I kept walking past and feeling it. Hmm. Maybe need to get out more.

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  21. It is nice to see that others hang clothes out in winter too. I thought that my neighbors must have called me crazy one year when I had the line full, with snow on the ground!

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  22. I love these still lifes of drying towels - they are the colour of the sky and sunshine and the movement and energy epitomise the change afoot in the nascent Spring. I love line-dried towels with their smell of fresh air and their slightly scratchy surface that just feels clean. There's a quotation from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem Aurora Leigh "Earth's crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God but only he who sees takes off his shoes. The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries ... unaware." You have the enviable gift of a seeing eye, Sue. Not all do. Which is their loss. E x

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  23. Your towels are uncommonly photogenic - or perhaps it's the skill with the camera. But I felt like I was in your garden today in the wind and the sunshine. It was good.

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  24. Beautiful photos. I'm glad you were able to experience that kind of weather; I consider myself very fortunate to live in the desert where laundry dries in a snap on almost every day. I take it for granted sometimes.

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  25. I felt like I was there, pegging it out and enjoying the wind. Lovely!

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  26. What lovely towels! Very sunny and cheerful.
    And most definitely not boring at all.

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  27. No chance of any fresh outdoor air laundry drying over here in NYC, but I am happy to report that today the temperature rose from below freezing to over 10 degrees C. Heat wave! Cold air is returning with the next adjustment to the jet stream.

    Thanks for a mosaic photo of delicious colcannon. Thank you again for that recipe. xo

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  28. Such mild weather only days after heavy snow is really odd isn't it, if good for those with laundry to do. Looking at these pics I could practically hear the snap of those towels as the wind picked up them up, flicked them out, and dropped them again .. great images Sue :)

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  29. Line-dried sheets are far superior to tumble-dried... Cheshire's been very windy indeed. The For Sale sign outside our house blew over yesterday and remains on the floor - it looks a bit like a wrecked boat.
    Good on you for getting some washing out. One of those tasks which leave you feeling efficient and resourceful!

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  30. That means I might get mine out by about April, then...

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  31. I too blogged about the joy of hanging washing on the line this week. It was the first time I'd bothered to hang any out since before Christmas I think! Little things. I finally got my hands on some kale and will be trying colcannon this weekend.

    Gillian x

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  32. Great photos as always, Sue! Couldn't quite believe it when I saw the sampler - where did January go?

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  33. Pati from London8:53 pm GMT

    Love the sampler Sue, very wintery and I like how symmetrically you have arranged the colour combos of yellow/white/orange...

    Pati x

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