Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blue sky thoughts

As I type I am listening to that harbinger of doom, the weather forecaster, who assures me that it's not to last, indeed I can see the clouds beginning to gather to the east of me.

But I live in the moment and the moment is filled with blue skies and sunshine. Yesterday I got to hang out my washing for the first time in months, an act that thrilled me way too much but while the sky was clear the wind was cold. Today the same clear skies but the air feels warm and I ate lunch in the sunshine. Just perched on the step, dog at my side, both of us soaking it up. I ate mozzarella with sun-dried tomatoes and a little smoked ham, I drizzled the lot with rich balsamic vinegar, it was the perfect lunch to eat in the sunshine, a lunch that looks forward to the warm days ahead of us.


Blogger martha said...

I can't wait to put our laundry out on the line. We have blue sky for the first time in weeks, and I am happy for the sunshine.

That is one of my favorite sandwiches!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:47:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

I can just feel the sun on my face, hear the clothes snapping on the line and taste that savory sandwich. Dreamy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:04:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

I hung washing out too yesterday - the first time this year! Only painting dust sheets and the dog's winter-filthy coat, and dankness returned before the proper load could be hung out, but it felt very encouraging! It's one of my favourite domestic chores, hanging out and taking in of lines of washing. I wish I could feel the same about hoovering....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Alison said...

Yes! Spring is just teasing us enough right now, isn't it? No laundry outside for me yet (too much sawdust in the air), but digging, planting, breathing the cool-fresh air and listening to birds. Fluffy catkins observed this morning whilst dog walking; kingfisher seen by the other half about a week ago. The growing times are coming back! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:49:00 pm  
Blogger cathleen said...

Beautiful post, Rebecca. Love that photo with the shirts blowing in the wind. Can't wait to hang out laundry again.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:37:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. Looks like spring has arrived in your neighborhood. It's beautiful here today too, although past experience says we still have a month or two of chilly weather!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:44:00 pm  
Anonymous anne said...

isnt amazing when you look at blue skies, sunshine and washing, you can simply smell the fresh air! lovely - anne

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 6:03:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Aren't these first days of spring just heavenly!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

It's finally beginning to feel like spring. Hooray! K x

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 6:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love the first photo. I too put clothes out on the line today! But even better (well for me) I went out to the unheated barn and did some pottery and my hands didn't freeze - Yippee!
I know it won't last but...ah, bliss.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:47:00 pm  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

The weather has been much the same here too this week though 'bah humbug' to the weather reporter!

Lunch looks lovely,

Nina x

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:02:00 pm  
Blogger Knitting Out Loud said...

Drizzled with balsamic vinegar, great idea!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:15:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

Where I live I'm not allowed to hang my laundry outside. It's enough to make me want to move from here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:31:00 am  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Love the photo of those shirts billowing in the breeze. Thank goodness spring is showing its face. The air smells different too, I always think, when the weather starts to turn. Our thermometer nudged 20C today - T shirt weather!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:43:00 pm  
Blogger Lucille said...

So pleased to have met you too - especially a fellow bread maker. I like the way you pace your photos. Great stuff to enjoy here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:58:00 pm  
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Friday, March 19, 2010 3:06:00 am  
Blogger Linda said...

i can almost smell th efreshness of the washing! The lunch sounded operfect. We have drizzle here today. :(


Friday, March 19, 2010 12:49:00 pm  

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