… of the 2016 Clothesline Season, that is.
I love Clothesline Season. Today is the first day that the weather’s been nice enough for me to get outside with my laundry basket and my clothespins to hang up the clothes. It’s a nice time just to zone out and think for 10 minutes–and I’ll get that again late this afternoon when I take the fresh-smelling clothes off the line and fold them all as I put them into the basket.
For “Worth Revisit Wednesday” I’ve gone back to March of 2010 when I celebrated Opening Day:
For lo, the winter is past,
The snows are over and done
The cooing of the mourning dove is heard in my backyard,
And I’ve already been outside to hang laundry on the clothesline!
Father H. has been telling us these past two weeks that “Lent” comes from an old word meaning “springtime.” And this week, finally, it’s starting to feel–and look–like spring. I can see grass in my front yard, and I slogged through the mud pit that is my backyard so I could get to the clothesline to hang laundry. This morning, for the first time this year, I heard the birds outside when I was waking up.
It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year!