Tuesday, May 10, 2011

sailing...

clothesline
I hung the sheets on the line and watched the wind whip them to and fro. A fast dry day! The sun was casting wonderful shadows of the locust tree... they moved like dancing skeletons across the pillow cases. I grabbed my camera when I went in for the second load. 10 years out here, and I still get giddy over this old rusty clothesline. I lay down beneath it. The sheets flapped above me, and I closed my eyes. The sound of the snapping reminded me of crisp white sails on a small boat. I drifted out to sea for a moment...
clotheline above
When I opened my eyes I looked into those of a bird on a branch above me. I laughed out loud at the magic, beauty and hilarity of it all. Have I turned into a crazy loon out here, surrounded by no one to see me lying in the grass under the laundry... giggling at birds, no less? Maybe... but when happiness finds us, who really cares. So, I called for my children to come lie under the clothesline with me!
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17 comments:

  1. Your washing photos are beautiful my daughter loves to play amongst sheets on the line, it's a national past time. love Beth @ Imogen's Wardrobe x

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  2. I love these nature inspired posts, Maya!
    xoC

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  3. Sounds lovely to me :) One of my favorite memories, and still very vivid, is a day when I lay sideways across my mom's bed as a kid. The windows were open and her long, cream colored sheer curtains flapped and floated on a summer breeze just centimeters from my nose. With my eyes closed, I felt like I was flying....thanks for sharing your moments "out sailing" :)

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  4. love you! It's so wonderful to laugh whenever we feel the urge...amazing how much joy that sunshine brings to our neck of the woods!
    sunshine & happiness to you. Forget that computer today

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  5. Not giddy or silly. Appreciative of the simple, slow, magical things in life that most people miss out on every single day.

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  6. Lovely photos! That is one thing I like about spring and summer: to hang out the washing, to see how the clothes dance in the wind, the fresh smell...

    Have a nice day!

    Eva xx

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  7. Two days ago I was bringing yet another basket of washing out to the line only to find my two small boys lying underneath it giggling at the sheets spinning around in the breeze - You're not alone. Finding simple pleasures in life is a good thing :)

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  8. It's the wise ones who find pleasure in these things! Lovely post.

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  9. If I didn't want a clothesline before this post (which I did), I sure do now.

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  10. You are an adult who still knows how to play...and that is an awesome skill!

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  11. i love the smell of clothes that dried on a line. beats every dryer sheet sent out there! in a short time it will be too humid here to hang clothes out though, they won't dry no matter how hot it is. it's the humidity and also the absence of wind. but we'll enjoy it while we can!

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  12. It sounds so soothing- so peaceful. Enjoy.

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  15. i really love these peaceful pictures....

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  16. It's the little things in life that are the Big Things.

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