The colour of July is upon us. I love how my clothesline frames and reflects the rainbow of my perennial garden! After the monochromatic grey-and-whites of winter, these hues are balm for my eyes!
In her wonderful poster, "How to Really Love a Child", Sark states, "If they're crabby, put them in water". Our kids have cool baths, sink baths, wading pool splashes, and even sit in buckets to while away those long, sweaty summer afternoons.
Recently, Jude and Violet were wondering aloud about what a washboard was for. Out came the bowl of water and a bar of handmade soap, and they learned how to scrub their clothes "like the pioneers". In this heat, I wouldn't want to to be standing over a steaming washtub; however, I wonder if my personal "Mount Washmore" might be lessened if we didn't have a machine to do the work for us?
Have a wonderful wash Wednesday!