All throughout May, GardenMama has been hosting Wash Wednesday. I hadn't gotten around to participating, but I've loved looking through the photos of every ones clotheslines. Even though I don't have a proper clothesline anymore, I thought I'd play along this week. I doctored my photo up a bit with Picnik's 1960's processing technique, which actually makes me feel strangely melancholy, as if I'm looking through an old photo album.
Anyway, I've mentioned before how much I miss my clothesline. The crisp sheets, the crunchy towels, the sun bleached dish cloths. I even miss the stiff jeans. I've recently learned that I hate the way my jeans feel after a romp in the dryer.
I purchased the above drying rack at Target. Obviously I can't dry all my clothes on it, and sheets are pretty much out of the question, but it's excellent for quick drying items like tea towels and the girl's clothes.
In the past week, I've been trying to find the perfect location for my drying rack. One would think the balcony, but Oregon weather is fast changing and unpredictable. It can be sunny and bright one minute, and rainy with a chance of hail the next. While I otherwise love that, it makes for poor clothes drying weather. This has definitely kept me on my toes and I've been constantly moving the rack from outside to inside and from room to room, opening windows and gauging the wind direction.
But I'm bound and determined to make this work. Even if it does take my jeans three days to dry.