Monday, February 23, 2009

MUSIC IN THE WIND


I love wind chimes. Especially the ones that are tuned. It is a beautiful sound to hear the differing tones as the wind playfully blows them around. Never the same tune twice...it's all up to the wind's fancy.

This is a set of chimes that my Mom and Pop gave to me as a housewarming gift. They hang proudly from a tree in the backyard where I will enjoy their song each time I step into the backyard. Music to watch a dog by ...or, in summer, to while away some serious time in the pool.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Aren't they beautiful!! I was collecting them for awhile. I have some of the long tubed ones, and wow they sound so beautful.
Enjoy the calming of them and the beauty of the sounds.
Have a blessed day
:)

racheld said...

Wind-chime music is one of my favorite things, from the tinkly silver of the forks-and-spoons-dangling-from a teapot to the deep tones of the big pipes which could boom out Bach.

There are four strung at various places across the back patio, two in the trees of the arbor WAY out back, a tiny magnolia-with-bells to signal the opening of the front door, and a small frog in here, over by the teapot rack---a gentle caress of passing fingers chimes small notes as you go by.

My very favorite is the one outside the upstairs window that I hear through the monitor when our Baby Girl is sleeping upstairs.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I, too, love wind chimes. May I show my lack of intelligence and say I didn't know they had to be tuned. Of course, I guess it depends on the kind. I have chimes that my gramma made. The middle base is a fork with the four prongs pushed out. Then from each prong a flattened spoon hangs. It's a beautiful sound nonetheless but the beauty is also in the looks and creation.

andi said...

Love them too. A little eerie on a stormy night though. We did the ice cream ball. I think it took about 45 minutes to make ice cream, but we sure had a good laugh about it and enjoyed the ice cream!!! Thanks.

Musicaljean said...

They look like they would sound beautiful. But up here we've forgotten what playful wind is like. All we seem to be able to have is angry, blustery, bitter cold 40-mile-per-hour gales. I'm not so sure your chimes would sound beautiful up here.

nancygrayce said...

I love the sound of wind chimes....unfortunately my husband does not! But this one thing I know, there isn't a sound that isn't good while lounging in or around the pool!!!

Keetha said...

Hubby has a set that he hangs on our front porch. He took them down for the winter, not sure why. I imagine I'll know spring is nearly here when he hangs them back out again.