Hanging laundry

Hanging laundry
Hanging laundry
Hanging laundry
Hanging laundry
Hanging laundry

While in Indiana I had a fixation of taking photos of hanging laundry. I especially loved the Amish laundry because of the multicolored dresses. I made my husband turn around a few times on country roads and a couple Amish people looked at me in disbelieve when I photographed their laundry, but ... isn't it beautiful?

48 comments:

jomama said...

it's absolutely beautiful. thanks for sharing those! i especially love the one with all the red barns below.

Hannah said...

Haha, I'd do the same!

ellen said...

I've been to Amish Country twice and am intrigued with their laundry and took some photos too! I want to go back.

Sophie @ Century Finds said...

I have never been to Amish country. My first thought was that it was staged for a photoshoot...
I wish my laundry (I hang it) looked like that! Maybe I need to get more dresses :-)

Claire said...

It's so simple and something we take for granted, but it makes a gorgeous picture!

Sarah said...

It is beautiful! But, did you feel wrong or embarrassed that you were taking pictures? We were in Amish country in Virginia and I just felt like I as intruding and almost insulting them by taking pictures. Of course no one said anything... it was all in my head.

amberjamboree said...

I love seeing laundry hung out to dry too!
I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

By the way, I went to Amish country in Ohio this summer. I saw many of those dresses for sale in shops there and was surprised to see that they were not cotton, but a synthetic blend. Then I thought, maybe this fabric washes and dries easier. But it would be sweaty to work in!

kailee said...

i love how high that one is with the red barn...i thought it was a photo shoot at first

Signorina Svizzera said...

i love these! amish country is so peaceful- we have been to amish areas in PA. even these photos are calming!

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Yes it is! I thought these photos were staged for some sort of art piece or ad. How fun to stumble upon something so ordinarily beautiful!

jaboopee said...

,clothes lines are the perfect showcase for all things beautiful, i love to see all my daughters floral dresses, my sons football jerseys ...all in a row.....theres nothing more beautiful. theres something really surreal about your photos and the fact thery are real makes them extraordinarily beautiful ...really love this post ,thanks

little t jane said...

ha ha, totally! these are fantastic snaps!!! such beautiful color, lines, and movement. lovely!

sunshine by sara said...

Very pretty. I actually thought the first and last photos were part of an art installation or something!

Nini said...

I agree with everyone ^^^ :)
So lovely and peaceful, wonderful photos!

Teresa said...

I saw lots of it in Italy. Mostly undies. Love these Amish dresses.

Brit said...

Heeeey these are fun! :)

The Consummate Hostess said...

Quite pretty, good eye!

Pixie said...

So lovely! I don't have a place to hang my laundry anymore and when I did, it never looked that neat and pretty. Oh, well.

Jane Flanagan said...

Absolutely amazing shots!

Amy said...

Beautiful photos. I like to find the beauty in the ordinary so I'm often getting funny looks for photographic something along a roadside.

Megan said...

I remember when my Mom and I were in Italy several summers ago we took pictures of the laundry hanging up on clotheslines outside all the houses. It's definitely the kind of photo you can only capture from traveling abroad :)

susie q said...

Beautiful photographs. They are art pieces.

Hanging laundry has made the news around here. McMansion neighborhoods have forbid it and some of the residents are angry...

Handi Andi said...

I wish I could get my laundry line to look like that. perfect shots. Good work!

Cookie Cutter said...

This is stunning! Love the vivid colours against the blue sky.

DolceDreams said...

It reminds me of Naples, with the bright colours too!

The Storialist said...

Wheew.

Breathtaking, just breathtaking. Weirdly poignant images--these should be hanging in some gallery (or at least on your wall).

melly said...

I've never seen anything like this! I love laundry and seeing how people hang their laundry, this is just aaaaa-mazing!

The Fab Miss B said...

So worth the drive back! Simple, sweet and so so pretty.

Filipa said...

Rachel, that second picture makes me smile so much, and I just don't know why! IT has so much character!! :) Beautiful!

Melissa said...

So lovely! I love the charming barns and houses, too.

jones said...

That first picture is amazing. so good!

Anne Living Life said...

Wow! Great pictures!!

erin said...

Beautiful photos! I'm so glad that you had enough sense to grab the camera when you were driving through. It's easy to look past something so ordinary.

Lake Jane said...

I love these!!!

Rick said...

National geographic watch out. These are great shots. You need to do a Laundry photo album

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I love it!

deanna said...

these are fantastic photos! i especially like the last one. i would seriously hang it in my house.

laura said...

charming! i've never been to amish country, this is all very interesting.

jennifer lorton said...

I get it! I love the look of multi colored clothes hanging out on the line. You're right the mix of hues on the dresses is especially wonderful. Beautiful pictures. Somehow the whole thing reminds me that I need to slow down a little and enjoy life more completely.

jen laceda said...

Hmmm, and I thought Amish people only wore black and white...

made sweet said...

awesome. i love it.

Gaboushka said...

This looks set up! You'd never see this kind of scene in England. This is the best image on a blog I've seen in ages - nice change from Domino magazine!

denise said...

Amazing, really! It looks like some sort of Art Installation.

laura said...

those photos are amazing. i love how beautiful they are. and i love your site too. i keep coming back. tx!

nichole said...

These are hands down the best photos I've seen in a long time! Wow.

Marie-Eve said...

Beautiful!
All the colors... and all the dresses look like it has the same shape, the same model. It doesn't look like a real laundry.

miss milki said...

absolutely beautiful! Totally worth the stares! :)

Mandy said...

What great photographs, and what great looking laundry, love this post

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