Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Winds of March! (On My Mind).

 “ The winds come to me from the fields of sleep.”
                           William Wordsworth

This is not what I had in mind.
    It is a 6:00 o'clock in the morning. It looks like it will be sunny. It is a great day to put my laundry out to dry. There is a little breeze. This will be wonderful, there is nothing like the smell of line-dried clothes.
 I am busy doing other things in the house when, I hear clanging and banging. I look out the window and see that the wind has really started to blow, the tree branches bending and swaying.
 I rush to look out the back window of the house.
 Just as I suspected, socks, shirts, towels and dare I say unmentionables strewn across the lawn, blowing in the wind, hanging from my tree. They were all heading for my neighbours.
 I dash outside and try to catch the blowing items. I hope nothing escaped my grasp.
 On my mind, if something did escape, I hope my neighbour only finds my sock.
 I settle for the drying rack, in my basement, in the sun. This turned out to be a better idea. It is now 11 am. and  the winds have blown in a snowstorm.

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Later.

20 comments:

  1. I put my drying rack behind the wood stove. It works great! Hope you didn't lose any of your, ahem, items. :)

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  2. Here in Australia we line dry our washing all the time. It's just a natural thing to hang our washing on the Hills hoist. I have some photos on my blog. http://maasjournal2.blogspot.com/2010/10/day-of-household-chores.html
    I can just see you chasing some 'bloomers' up the road! Maa

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  3. He, he, he...I hope you collected EVERYTHING ;-)

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  4. Hubby PROMISED to replace my clothes line this spring, since it had to be taken down during a garage building bee. I love, Love, LOVE the smell of freshly sun-dried sheets and shirts.
    BlessYourHeart for bringing back sweet scents of spring.

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  5. I can just picture you running after your undies as they blow towards your neighbor's! LOL. We don't hang our things outside due to the pollen and dust-we have too many allergies. And because we have LOTS of birds around who like to sit on the line, if you know what I mean.
    Stay warm. And thanks for your comment on my recent blog post and your prayers.

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  6. Well the wind was just doing what the dryer seems to do - an occasional sock just goes missing into thin air! :)

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  7. Here on the east slope of the Rockies, wind is a common occurance. I have an indoor clothesline, which really helps. You have even made the photo of your laundry look pretty! Our weather tends to show March coming in like a lion and leaving like a lion! Have a great day......Denise

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  8. Wasn't that something yesterday. the 400 was closed due to blowing snow. We had it in the morning around 9am, then the sun came out but the wind was terrible. Hope you find that sock!!

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  9. My sheets blew off the line yesterday too... Luckily I got to them before the dog did! :)

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  10. I love the smell of clothes fresh off the clothesline. Espeially sheets. mmmmm it's been too long of a winter.

    Cindy Bee

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  11. Haha! Mr. J and I always line dry our clothes, and on particularly windy days I have a fear of what you described happening. Luckily we are far enough from our neighbors, I don't think the unmentionables would make it that far!

    Thank you for sharing your experience! It made me laugh. :)

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  12. haha I have a vision of your neighbours finding more then socks. :-)

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  13. Oh Goodness! What an eventful day - hope you located all your clothing.

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  14. :):), I also hope that they didn't find more than a sock! I like March, sunny one minute and the next you never know.

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  15. Oh, what fun in the wind. I can just imagine you chasing your clothes....lol Can't help but laugh, but that's me, can see the funny side to your clothes.
    It's not funny when you have to chase the clothes though.

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  16. I love your photo, Buttons. I hope you didn't leave any of your 'smalls' outside in the wind. LOL

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  17. Buttons, down under we get our wild winter winds in August but I know exactly what you mean! I just read about the maple syrup too, very interesting.

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  18. *LOL* Very cute post... the kind of luck I have, my neighbors would find the worst looking bra I have. *hehe*

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  19. I love laundry in the wind or outside, but NOT in a gale. I dry lots of clothes by the wood stove.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  20. Great post!! Having 2 young girls, washing is something that is usually always on my mind!

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