Friday, August 15, 2008

perfect laundry day

In honour of haiku friday...

gentle breeze wafting
textured sun grazes white sheets
perfect laundry day

...now if technology could only allow me to share with you the wonderful smell of fresh laundry right off the clothesline.

17 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Lovely post.....Happy Haiku Friday :o)

I love all the textures found in those sheets......I'm all about texture today?!?!

Robyn said...

Amazing how even laundry can look good if you take good photographs. I was composing Haikus myself early this morning!

Cécile said...

Beautiful pictures with small materials... The blue tones you get are so fresh.

notmassproduced said...

gosh - i thought the top pic was an arctic landscape at first! amazing photos - i *can* smell the laundry your images are so evocative (i hope that's the right word!).

Ronna said...

Scratch and sniff blogging next maybe?

Vanessa said...

If only I could be as inspired about laundry...Although you did evoke a memory of playing in/around the sheets hanging on the line with my sister when we were little...they do smell wonderful! I have always loved the stiff texture of sheets dried on a line.

Jo Horswill said...

Here goes...

Billowing Sails Dance
To Tunes Of A Summer Wind
"Freedom" Tub No More!!!

Love the idea of Haiku Friday...Let's make it official!:)

Kate...I just love this!!!

kate said...

ww...thanks for bringing my attention to haiku fridays!

robyn...would love to hear one of your haikus! Maybe next friday?

cécile...thanks for visiting and commenting. I've enjoyed your comments over at thinker's blog! Come again!

notmassproduced...funny, at first glance Jerzy thought they were arctic landscapes as well. Glad you could "smell" them despite technology's limitations.

ronna...you never know! Who would have thought we'd be blogging 20 years ago!

vanessa...yes, last night it was bliss sliding under those nice stiff and fresh-smelling sheets.

jo...I love your playful haiku. Yes, it's official (wayfaring wanderer has been doing it for awhile). I'll check out your blog next friday...and every day before then too :)

Jo Horswill said...

I was thinking you could do it...here at "art vein vessel" if you want too!!! :)
Unless we all do it! You may have too remind me!!! :)

kate said...

jo...why not! I'm in!

kate said...

Whoops. Just to be clear, I'm in for doing haikus on 'art vein vessel' (and on wayfaring wanderer!)on fridays and whoever wishes, may leave a haiku here as well.

Gwen Buchanan said...

ohhhhhhhh... lovely..
white and clean and fresh..
... almost smell them!

lynne h said...

kate, i'm pretty sure i can smell them!!

did you see the movie 'harold and maude'? if so, do you remember maude's smelling machine? she holds it up to harold's nose so he can smell different things... the one i distinctly remember is 'snow falling in new york city'. i've always thought a machine like that would be wonderful. and i always remember the look on ruth gordon's face as she's describing her machine to bud cort. : )

kate said...

gwen...and I'm sure the hippocampus is involved in allowing you to do that! Your last post was fascinating!

lynne...thanks so much for reminding me about "Harold and Maude". Although I saw it years ago in the late seventies or early eighties and absolutely adored it, I've forgotten details. Time to re-visit it! And I don't know what snow falling in new york city smells like by experience but I imagine it smells like snow falling in montreal and that is a magical smell!

seth said...

I am finding so much beauty in both your haiku and these ethereal images.

mansuetude said...

love the heart that sees beauty in the daily things., Lovely.

kate said...

seth...thanks so much! They are beautiful to me as well.

mansuetude...I always appreciate your poetic comments. Capturing the beauty of the daily things gives me a lot of pleasure...