AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Washing may not be a fascinating subject.
But when the sun is shining for the first time in many days, and there's a chance to hang out the washing, suddenly it all becomes quite colourful and exciting!
ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 ~ H is for hanging

Colourful washing
Hanging around in sunlight
Pleasure in small things

ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 is hosted by Denise Nesbitt


chubskulit said...

We do that in the Philippines!

Great choice for letter H. Nice shot.

Have a peek on my letter H, see you.

Dianne said...

the blues are especially pretty
I love the way the clothes smell when they dry outside

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Hygiene, hearty treats, and a hat

PS. I am your newest follower.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Hygiene, hearty treats, and a hat

PS. I am your newest follower.

VioletSky said...

Good one! There is nothing quite the fresh scent of fresh air on your clothes.

Kay L. Davies said...

I wanted a clothesline when we bought this house, because we have so much sunshine, but the winds here are so strong, I'd lose more laundry than I'd dry. Too bad.
Then I wanted a wind turbine, and solar panels for the roof. But no such luck.
Beautiful photo, Gemma. Who would ever have thought laundry a subject for photos except in detergent commercials? But you managed to do it, and do it well.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

That is something you rarely see here anymore and I do miss seeing the colorful clothes, blowing in the wind and I always loved the warm, sunny smell when we brought them in! What a delightful post, Gemma, for the H Day. Brought back lots of lovely, warm memories! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Leslie: said...

Reminds me of when I was in Italy and saw the laundry pinned up outside peoples' windows. Great shot for our H week!


Jane and Chris said...

I can,t wait for it to be warm enough (as in above freezing) to hang laundry outside again. It just doesn't smell the same when it dries on racks indoors.
Jane x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very colorful. The RV (caravan) resort where we now live during the winter allows laundry to be hung outside, which is something I absolutely LOVE! (Most RV parks do not,because, they say, people don't like to look at it.) So I love that about this place -- it is so good ecologically and economically. (That being said, I still use my dryer for our undies -- don't want to scare people ;>).

Roger Owen Green said...

ecologically sound, but we don't do it, unfortunately.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kim, USA said...

I do that in Spring and Summer, love the smell of the cloths when it's dry.
ABC Wednesday-H

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Rinkly Rimes said...

I love your colourful shot. And there IS something heart-warming about fresh laundry after all.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great idea and your picture is wonderful, lots of colours and lights!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Nanka said...

Lovely grass and warm sunshine and the thought of getting crisply dried clothes is perfect pleasure!!



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