As I write this, having just hung out the washing (and taken the photo), Storm Ali is whisking his coattails across Shropshire. The odd thing is, despite all the buffeting and bluster, it is really warm outside. The forecasters tell us the wind is set to build here tonight, though Scotland and the North West look to be in for the worst of it. My heart goes out to all the storm-beleaguered souls around the planet.
46 thoughts on “Today ~ Airing My Clean Laundry In Public and A Storm Rising”
As Jenny Joseph might have said, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple bloomers and peg them on the washing line for all to see”
Oh what a hoot! You have made me chortle. I’ll have you know those are my best summer gardening bloomers – famous in field and allotment.
Love the bloomers! 😃 Left my hat at home. I’d hate to lose it in the Mersey! xx
Stunning colour co-ordination between garden flowers and “bloomers”, wonderful!
Bloomin’ heck! My girls are not wearing any bloomers today.
The gorgeous flowers show that summer is not over yet in your corner of planet earth, Tish.
So far, yes, the garden is still full of flowers 🙂
Our storm over here certainly left things in a mess for people on the East coast. Prayers for your people.
Likewise here . . . . . proving to be an un-English an autumn as it was a summer, weatherwise!
Now we have swiftly alternating sun and rain too.
Not much rain here yet, but the sun does keep losing and then putting his/her hat on again!
I’ve just had to dash out and bring the washing in! Almost dry.
Can’t keep up with you and Jo dashing about. She was off to meet a few warriors though rather than washing!
Jo and the warriors – intriguing.
always intriguing when Jo is involved 😉
Dare say all will be revealed…
Does it help if I add the words terracotta and Liverpool?l
Ah-ha! Now I’ve twigged 🙂
If there was a way to share with you our bipolar weather, I would.
Keep safe away from any storms
Thank you, Mak. Big hug!
I hope your storm is less severe than Florence has been in our Southeast. Stay safe!
Many thanks for those good wishes.
Stay safe. 🙂
Thank you, Celestine 🙂
Storm Ali? Fire Frederick in California? Mankind has recently taken to name all (remaining) natural disasters. A futile attempt at controlling the uncontrollable? 🙂
It’s all a bit bonkers!
Ah – the joys of a line full of washing blowing in the wind. I really miss being able to do that. Here in my part of California washing is not hung outside (in some communities, including mine, there are actual rules forbidding it) – seems such a waste of sunshine and breezes. 😦
I so agree about the waste of sunshine and breezes. Saves adding all those chemical smells to the wash too.
To say nothing of the waste of electricity — there’s so much sunshine, it is a shame to waste it!
I so agree 🙂
We have had the same weather here on the west coast of Norway. Storm and high temperatures (for the season). You laundry certainly would have gotten plenty of air.
It did! Had to have it well pegged 🙂
Hope the storm will not be too wild – it is coming our way tomorrow and Saturday. Lovely laundry shot with the colours of the flowers reflected.
Thank you for the good wishes, Ann-Christine. In the end the wind fizzled out without the promised fiercer storm. Now we have lots of rain instead – a bit of surprise.
We do, indeed, live in ‘interesting times’ … love the colours. 🙂
Sounds as though you escaped the worst of Ali. Do you ever lay your washing on the grass or on lavender bushes ( on a non-windy day of course!)? That’s a lovely way to get fresh scent into linen and clothes.
Laying laundry over lavender sounds delightful, but my garden is really geared up for horizontal drying. I shall think about it though.
Sadly I don’t have a decent drying line at all. The man, or men, who designed this house thought a little place on the coldest side of the house would be adequate!
Hmph. Men designing domestic items – generally not good.