Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Lemon coloured orchid

Today I have been soaking up the beautiful Spring sunshine whilst doing a spot of gardening & working my way through washing a mountain of dirty clothes & hanging them out on the line to dry in the warm breeze. I don't know what it is about the ritual of washing & then hanging out fresh clothes on the line, it seems to make me feel like all is good in the world & gives me a sense of being in control of my crazy chaotic household.
When I was a little girl I used to love washing my dolls clothes in my grandmother's front loader, it was so different to my family's top loader. I would put in the detergent & press the buttons to start, then set myself up a little chair to watch the little clothes spin round & around in the sudsy water.
Grandma would help me tie rope between a couple of the gnarly old banksia trees in her back garden on which I would carefully hang out my clean dolls clothes to dry in the sun. Today felt like one of those happy sunny washing days from my childhood, must be the warm Spring breeze sending those kiddie memories flooding back.
In the veg patch today I through a whole heap of pelletised organic fertiliser all over the beds and then watered it in to the soil. I'm sure the plants will love this mix & will hopefully reward us with loads of delicious goodies to eat during the coming months.
On one of my many trips back & forth to the rainwater tank I spied this pretty lemon coloured orchid. Orchids amaze me, this one has been neglected for so long & has spent much time totally dried out in its pot. A little splash of liquid fertiliser months back & our recent couple of showers of rain have been all it has needed to through out a flower spike. And what a pretty flower spike it is!
Do you have a little ritual in your home life that you don't mind doing more so than other domestic duties??


polkadotpeticoat said...

Making beds ...i love to do this...or iron while the house is quiet with the Mentalists show is on......bliss

katiecrackernuts said...

I don't mind hanging out the washing either. I love white sheets flapping in the breeze and because of the new edition to the family - my step-granddaughter - have had nappies out there of late. Such a wonderful thing to see nappies on the line.