Thursday, August 8, 2013

Clothesline Part 4 - The Merry-Go-Round

With the base now securely in the ground.  The umbrella top can finally be set in place.


Looks a little odd.

Thanks Rancher Roy

Did you notice what is growing next to the clothesline?  Yes, you are correct.  Lavender!
There is a large plant on each side of the clothesline.  Fresh, clear mountain air and lavender too.  Laundry never smelled so clean and fresh.

Even this moth enjoys the smell of lavender


Within minutes of erecting the clothesline this little hummingbird was enjoying the first of many rides on his new merry-go-round.  Silly me, I thought this contraption was for laundry.  Who knew.

See Clothesline Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

This umbrella clothesline fits perfectly with Saltbush Flats' attitude of self-sufficiency. 
What New Mexico has an abundance of is sunshine and wind.  Why pay for propane to dry clothes when this glorious New Mexico weather will do it for free... and better.
No static cling.  No wrinkles.  No artificial smells.
Just soft fresh laundry.  sigh :)

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  1. I was thinking that to this hummingbird you put up a tree in a fairly tree-barren area. Who knew ? Laundry hanger and bird perch. I love the video of the hummingbird sitting there as the clothesline twirls.

    1. We really do enjoy watching the hummingbirds on the clothesline. They really must think it is a toy just for them. Enjoy your day.

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    1. You can even see the storm clouds in the background. But this little fellow did not mind. He just wanted to ride.
      Enjoy your day.

  3. We have a similar clothesline and we love it. I'll bet your clothes smell divine with that lavender right there.

    1. I am pleased with this clothesline. It sure beats what we were using. All our clothes smell so good!
      Have a nice day.

  4. I have that very same clothesline and use it nearly exclusively for about six months of the year (all the ones that aren't RAIN, that is!). And occasionally get buzzed by a hummingbird or two as well. Do your clothes pick up the scent of the lavender at all?

    1. Right now the lavender is past its prime. It does not give off much scent. I am hoping that early next summer when the blooms are fresh we will notice a slight scent. But they sure smell clean and fresh in this mountain air.
      Yes I love this clothesline. Everything dries so quickly.
      Enjoy your day.