Here's some of my summer laundry, drying in Vermont. Our place is near the top of the ridge and the wind/breeze is amazing! Things dry in minutes! When the weather's wet, we resort to setting up our enormous drying rack our family dubbed "the Paul Bunyan" that we ordered from Lehmans.
Lehmans is a "non-electric catalog", and their storefront is in Ohio's Amish country (I need to stop there sometime...). The Paul Bunyan rack is also a great place to hang wet snowpants, scarves and jackets that accumulate after tobogganing and snowshoeing. The benefits of air drying are many. Did you know that an electric dryer uses 10 times the electricity of a washing machine? Laundry dried on a clothesline has a scent that no drier sheet can match. In the winter, our laundry, hung on racks and banisters in our house, helps humidify the air, too.
I made these fun clothespin bags from directions in The Impatient Patchworker . I gave them as Christmas gifts to some of my friends who are line drying devotees.
I've heard that some towns have ordinances against clotheslines. "Unsightly". Ha! As the green revolution gains momentum folks will realize that clotheslines are "yard art"!