Summer means many different things to different people. To some, it means never leaving the beach and sun-kissed hair. To those who are fair-skinned, it means SPF 70, floppy hats, and freckles! Now that summer is in full swing, I figured I would do a weekly post that highlights something that summer means to me. First up? Laundry! Well, sort of. One of my most vivid summer memories from when I was a kid is the laundry line in my grandma's back yard. I always loved to bury my face in the sheets as she stripped them warm and fresh from the line. My mom always used to say "there's nothing like the smell of laundry dried in the sun" and she was right! I loved it (and still do!) I had a laundry line in my own back yard growing up as well. I remember playing tag with my friends and running through the newly cleaned sheets, my hands all covered in dirt. I also remember getting in trouble for ruining the nice clean sheets. As I got older, I remember hanging that laundry and taking it down to fold- my chores- and the pinch of the clothes pins when I accidentally caught my finger.
This simple photo takes me back to those summer days- the fresh, clean smell of the laundry at Grandma's and running through those hanging sheets in my own back yard. It makes me long for a laundry line of my own....someday, in my dream home :)
What does summer mean to you?