When the sun comes out, so does the laundry on the Amalfi Coast, just as it does all over Italy. Thankfully, I grew up not using the dryer much, and I love the way the laundry smells after drying in the sun. But I do realize that the general lack of dryers in Italy can be a real challenge for those accustomed to the convenience of washing and drying a load of laundry on the same day, especially in the winter. I think everyone here has their own clever tricks for the winter months. My method is putting the clothes near the electric radiator and rotating them often. You should see me dry queen size bed sheets inside during the rainy winter months! It has taught me that sometimes it is solutions to the most mundane problems that somehow feel the best.
Yesterday, while walking in Amalfi, I came across one of the loveliest clothesline I have ever seen. Next to colorful plaid tablecoths hung an entire row of baby bibs, all the same and in all the colors of the rainbow. This mother had very carefully pinned each one up in just the same way. I had to stop and take a photo of her beautiful display!