Saturday, January 09, 2010

Italian Style Winter Laundry


Last night  about 10 pm, when I saw my mother in law hanging out some laundry I had a little chuckle. I knew and she did as well, that the forecast was for snow today.  For whatever reasons, mostly known to herself, my mother-in-law loves to wash clothes by hand and hang them to drip dry no matter the weather conditions. When asked she shrugs and says she just thinks they get cleaner and enjoys it. Perhaps it is a wee bit of frugality that she won't spin them out in the washer just to remove the major part of the water, but usually they are just hand wrung. Apparently she's not in any hurry to get them dry as the forecast is for snow for the next few days.
It's a winter wonderland out there right now and not too cold, so I think I may need to put the snow shoes on when there is a break in the flakes and wander around the neighborhood.  I think today maybe another nice day for either a thick cup of hot choclate or a Turin classic drink, a Bicherin. We shall see which one wins out.
In the meantime here are a couple of  photos from the balcony.
  

7 comments:

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

What an enchanting view!

Bellini Valli said...

A perfect winter day to go for a snowshoe walk Marla.

Bella Baita View said...

Why thank you. I am rather fond of it and it was a great day to snow shoe in the neighborhood!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great pics. I love to just hang out washing to dripdry - but in summer!

Rowena... said...

Just catching up with you here, and boy oh boy what a lovely winter wonderland you have! I would be only TOO eager to get out there with my snowshoes! December, as usual, simply came and want in the blink of an eye, and I wish you a belated Happy New Year (can't even remember if I greeted you or not!). This month is moving at breakneck speed too...when do we get a vacation around here?!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I want to move to your neighborhood!

2friends4cooking said...

love your blog

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