Thursday, May 28, 2015

SHEETS AND SHADOWS AND SHUDDERS

SHEETS

My father always had a saying

that if someone drank

too much they were

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND.

Well, I am not a drinker

so that saying has a whole

different connotation to me.

Yep!

I think of it literally-
I love the smell of line-dried sheets,

don't you?


SHADOWS

I love the play of shadows on

the sheets, too.
They hang bright and white

as the sun hits them from the East.
However, I always stand facing

the West to hang them.

Why?

Because here is what I see.
My Hero and I have a really early appointment

this morning so I may be absent a bit today.

I am hoping my book order gets here today.

I tracked it and it is on its way!

Meanwhile, while I am waiting for those books

I might take a little trip to Walmart.

I can always get an education there.


SHUDDERS

Ummmm...excuse me sir (?)

I think you could probably get by 

wearing a

MEDIUM- the LARGE 

looks a little BIG on you!

Just another DUMMY shopping at 

Walmart!


You all have a  GREAT Thursday!!!

Don't do anything DUMMY DUMB!
your photo name

61 comments:

Haddock said...

Yes, the shadow play on the clothes line is something I too enjoy
And I would just love to face west the whole day if that is the view.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Line dried sheets do smell heavenly! You have such a lovely view from your back yard, too.

Stacey said...

I'd be facing that view too. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Line dried sheets are the best! Not only do they smell wonderful, they have a crispness that you can't get from the dryer.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My mom refused to have a dryer even if we paid for it. She loved her sheets dried outside - even on the cold days when they froze.

Diana Ferguson said...

Have a great Thursday! Love that view, too, by the way.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a view!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Merlesworld said...

All my clothes are line dried as I have no dryer that's the way it is, but most of the time the sun does help.
Walmart does attract some odd people.
Merle............

Sylvia said...

I do love the smeel sheets that have been hung out to dry. Love your view!

Laurie said...

My sheets are going out on the line today, too. I love the freshness and crispness. That view! You have a great one of the lake. Girl, you better stay out of Wal-Mart. Craziness is contagious! Little Chuckie up there in the buggy has a little too much eyeliner on, don't you think? LOL!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I love line dried sheets too. And your view is beautiful! Funny how Wal-Mart always has the most, um, interesting characters in it no matter where you are. Why is that? Lol. Oh the sights I've seen. Egad.

Kim said...

I remember taking the laundry in when I was little. The view of our pool wasn't nearly as pretty as your view! ;)

Susie said...

Diana, That is the one thing my daughter misses at her new house. She always hung things out in good weather. Nothing smells better than line dried sheets. My Mother said that Three sheets to the wind saying also. She even said, "drunker than old Cooter Brown." Wonder who he was. Hope your day is fun. Take care, xoxo,Susie

Missy George said...

Thanks for the laugh !! I can always count on you..I never hung my clothes out before..EVER..But when I moved here there was a pole hole in my back yard so..Why not?? and my dryer is very noisy..

Anonymous said...

I love the sheets and shadows, thats my thing too,

you find the best walmat photos!!!

Carol said...

I love that whole "sheets blowing in the wind" thing, too, and the smell is incredible! That being said, I haven't had an outside clothesline for 20+ years. The last one I had was at the first house we purchased in Scottsdale, AZ. It was one of those retractible, multi-line types that was just outside the laundry room door. I could literally hang up one load, and it would be dry before I hung up the next! Yep, that's what happens when you have a dry heat....lol! My view wasn't nearly as pretty as yours, but I was facing a beautiful grapefruit tree!

Your Walmart photos are too funny, Diana! When we lived in Yuma, AZ, I was convinced that there was a hidden camera doing those "People of Walmart" photos! There were times when I thought I might go blind seeing things I just could not un-see!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Awwwwwwwww... From that subject line, I was expecting something spooooooooky.

Instead, it is a mostly pretty post. Other than the shudders, at the end. :-)))))

Patty Patterson said...

LOL.... That is a beautiful sight! We don't have a clothes line at this house - but I don't really miss it. It's nice to have a dryer that works. When we were newly married and our kids were younger we had second hand - often non-working appliances. So - I'm a happy camper now that I have things that work and can afford to get things fixed when they occasionally break. :-) That's a lot to be grateful for!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

thanks for the morning chuckle and that gorgeous view! have a great day!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Diana,
The idea of fresh dried sheets sounds lovely, but my dyer must do since if I hung my sheets out back they'd probably disappear! Hey maybe that Walmart shopper had his pants stolen off the cloths line!!! One of my favorite things is shadow play. Your view is breathtaking.
xoxo

Wild Oak Designs said...

I love your view!
Yes, I love to hang sheets out in the sun and air....It always smells divine...
Have a great day.
Nancy

Kelly said...

I do my grocery shopping at Walmart and I am SO glad that I don't see people like that while I'm there. Otherwise, I might need to move! LOL! I bet your sheets smell good after hanging to dry.

carolann said...

I had a laugh or two. I too like the sheets outside. If it is a god day. I put other items out.

You know the saying. When you go out. Make sure your under garments are clean and white. You never know .

So you know what hangs out sometimes on my line after the sheets come in . And I really don't care who puts there hand over their mouth. They are cleaned and paid for. Right?

LV said...

You never know what you will see at Walmart. Lots of weird sights.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Aww thanks for making me laugh at these last two posts! My mom still loves hanging her clothes to dry on the line. It's a wonderful smell you get from the sheets! Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Julie xo

June said...

You funny girl! Yes, I've seen some strange things while shopping too.
You live in such a gorgeous place Diana. I love the view from your clothesline! Fresh sun dried sheets----BEST!!!
sending big hugs....

Susan Freeman said...

I am still laughing!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cranberry Morning said...

I'll hang your laundry out any time! What a view! Yes, one of my favorite wonderful fragrances is line-dried sheets. No one else around here every got quite the thrill that I do, but there's nothing like smelling that fresh air in the sheets as I pull them up toward my chin at night. Glorious Wisconsin summertime breezes! Love the photos...and the shadows. The next-to-last one, not so much. Yikes. LOL

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I posted clothes hanging on the line....I mean fence today! lol What a fun coincidence! Have a good day! Can't wait for the books to come in! YAY! Hugs, Diane

Jettie said...

I'm not 3 sheets in the wind, but I have 2 sheets and a couple of pillow cases, lol.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous view!!! Wow! I like how sheets look on a clothes line, and they can dry in a few minutes here. But I live in the city, and often when I have dried something outside it has an unpleasant smell. Not like it use to be... When I was young, my mom hung our clothes outside most of the year, because it is sunny and warm enough most of the year. xoxo Su

Sweet Tea said...

I must go back through your posts to find what books you are so anxiously awaiting...What a gorgeous view!!

Connie said...

There is nothing better than sheets dried on the line. I do not have a clothesline put up yet, but we just finished putting up a fence around our "red neck hot tub" area and one of the fence posts will make the perfect post for one side of the clothesline. We just have to dig another hole and buy another fence post to install. So, many jobs to do around here before we have it the way we want it. Work, work, work . . . Connie is becoming a very dull girl:)

Donna said...

I love the smell of fresh sheets straight from the line, too, Diana! What a gorgeous view you have as you hang your laundry. I really miss not having a clothes line, I always used to hang everything up, except in the winter time. I think I will skip the shopping trip to Walmart!! Can't wait to hear about your book news!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your view is AWESOME - what is that body of water, Di?

I don't line dry my sheets as I did when I was little helping Mom doing it = I should - but I am such a weirdo for drier softner sheets, love the smell (chemicals yay) and super softness............but I should for a million good reasons.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Whoa, that view is lovely. Hope it doesn't rain on your sheets while you're gone.

Chatty Crone said...

Hope you had an interesting trip at WalMart. Your home and what you 'see' is GORGEOUS! And let me tell you I don't understand what three sheets to the wind means either.

Jill said...

That view is beautiful through the sheets :-) I can't hang out laundry, too many allergies with Hayley and Jerry. I remember my mom always hung clothes out and one time a bird made a nest in the pant leg of my dad's jeans! LOL. Have a lovely day!

Blessings,
Jill

Vee said...

If I had that view, I'd hang sheets all day! So beautiful. I do love line-dried sheets, but have zero place for an outside line.

Tamara said...

That is a gorgeous view! Wow.. and sun-dried sheets smell heavenly.. that's so exciting that your book is shipping.. woohoo and good for you! :)
love your sense of humor.. Have an awesome weekend!

Tamara <3

Pom Pom said...

Oh man! I love it that you live on a lake! Gorgeous!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Such a beautiful view! I'd face that direction too. :) That dummy in the cart was creepy!!! Walmart just seems to attract the weirdest of the weird.

Rose L said...

LIKE THE DUMMY!

Beemie said...

Love the smell of sheets on the line...I remember taking all the clothes off the line for my mother. A chore i never complained about.

Consider It All Joy said...

Enjoyed the day with My 3 K's, the BEST!! Love line dried sheets too! Hope your day went well! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Adam said...

My wife lived next to a walmart with "normal" people, we now live next to a Walmart full of crazy people. We shop at Target.

Debbie said...

I hung the sheets out on the line the other day, and they smelled so fresh when we climbed into bed that night....Ya gotta love Summer for hanging out the laundry!! Going to Wal-Mart is like going to the Circus!!
Have a great weekend!
Debbie
xo

Debbie said...

I hung the sheets out on the line the other day, and they smelled so fresh when we climbed into bed that night....Ya gotta love Summer for hanging out the laundry!! Going to Wal-Mart is like going to the Circus!!
Have a great weekend!
Debbie
xo

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I love the smell of line dried sheets. I miss being able to do that. Walmart is always entertaining. I often think I should just take a big bowl of popcorn with me. xo Laura

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

God, doesn't that one guy look like he escaped from an asylum - something along the lines of American Horror Story! Creepy. Purple's not even his color.

You have a beautiful view, Diana! I think so every time you share a look at your lovely property.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are to funny. Love sheets when they are hung on the clothes line - they always smell so good and fresh. Now behave yourself at Walmart.
It never ceases to amaze me at some of the get up that people wear to go shopping. "I just shake my head and go on.
Have a great evening.
Hugs,
Mary

Ronda@islandmother said...

Haha! I love your humour. Maybe I just need to go to Walmart more often.....a beautiful post Diana.

NanaNor's said...

When I was growing up, we had a clothes line and I remember how we loved the fragrance of the laundry. When I was first married we had a line, but everything was so stiff so we stopped line drying them. Here in our town, unless you live in an old area, you can't have clothes lines. My girls often hang their clothes from the umbrella attached to their patio table.
Hope you are having a great evening.
Hugs, Noreen

Gert said...

We always hung our clothes/sheets out for years! Then I didn't have a clothes line, and the rest is history! smile... I do have a friend who still hangs her clothes out on nice days!! A person can get into trouble at Wal-Mart!! (Obviously!) ha!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Thanks for the walmart smile! Love laundry on the line - for oh so many reasons. Have a wonderful day. Jane

cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

I've aways thought there is nothing better then to go to bed smelling the wonderful aroma of sheets having been hung on the line! I hang all my clothes and linens on the line, the only thing I don't is towels. Saves energy and really feel a sense of connection with woman of years before.

My Garden Diaries said...

Cant wait for your books to be in your hands!!! And your view.....my goodness! I could just lose myself in that beauty! What a lucky gal you are my friend!! Have a great weekend! Nicole xo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Laughing my head off! Your Walmart photos just can't be beat! I haven't seen clothes on a clothesline for years. Your picture make me want to buy one!

Annesphamily said...

Walmart is just....weird! HAHaHa!

I still have an ancient clothes line outdoors. I am so glad I do not live in a ritzy area where the authority tells you what color you can paint your home or how tall your dog can be! Ugh! I am not a policy follower since the days long ago at Catholic school. I had my life long fill!

I love fresh sheets hanging on the line.

Sweet photos.

cynthia lee designs said...

Thank goodness I haven't seen those kind of things at our Walmart!! LOL.. I love your view from the clothes line.
~Cindy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I love the view next to your sheets blowing in the breeze! Is it warming up there in Wisconsin? Now... the view at Walmart is hilarious... my friend, you do know how to bring the smiles with your posts, lol!