To each his own. To me my own.

Chime a little Chime

I love wind chimes.

Maybe it’s because they’re one of the few things left in life that are non technology-related. Maybe it’s because it’s the first thing I bought myself a couple of months prior to moving and starting a new life in 2008. Or maybe it’s because they provided such good company during the times I felt alone.

I paid only ten dollars for this set of windchimes, which is a steal for chimes (I know mine isn’t such a vintage set, but I’ve grown accustomed to their harmonial sounds). I’m sure at times my neighbors could’ve shot me for the relentless chime songs coming from my third floor condo, but I never got any complaints.

My chimes are still with me, though now weathered and worn. Much like an old flag proudly waving, both require that common denominator of wind in order to perform their duties. I’ve always thought weathered and worn adds character to pretty much anything. Weathered and worn tells stories.

This morning I ran across the Mother of all Windchimes -they’re called Corinthian Bells. I can’t afford them, but if I ever can you can bet I’ll have a set. Aside from the beautiful music of a harp – I’ve never heard anything quite as lovely. Thought I’d share one more video (not mine) showcasing this beautiful set – it’s so sweet. The end of this video made it an instant favorite of mine… and who couldn’t use a little more sweetness in their day?

:)

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11 responses

  1. Mom~

    Those are both nice .. I was thinking maybe a set of those would scare away the crows we have here lately .. don’t know .. but then they might keep me awake at night, too. ;-)

    April 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    • They wouldn’t keep you awake!! You get used to them real quick, especially a set with a nice tone. :)

      April 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  2. It’s a nice windchime. It makes us relax.
    There are also Japanese windchimes.

    April 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    • Those are beautiful, Cocomino. There are so many types out there and I would like to find out more on them! :)

      April 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

  3. I like wind chimes too, they feel relaxing. I have one in my room but it doesn’t really swing as there’s no breeze!

    April 16, 2012 at 5:07 am

    • I spent a little more time window chime-shopping online last night, this is a great website to peruse if interested. When you click on each chime, it allows audio of the individual chime. Some of these are absolutely enchanting… http://www.windchime.com/

      April 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

  4. Helen

    I too love wind chimes! The sound of chimes are more than beautiful!! Now it’s time to brag… Eddie bought one of those HUGE chimes for my Mother’s day gift a few years ago. There is one drawback to the huge ones… it takes a good bit of wind to get the chimes moving. No matter what, I love those chimes!! Love ya!

    April 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    • Oh it sounds PERFECT, Helen! I’m sure you’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of them. Yeah, there’s just something so soothing about chimes. There’s not many that I don’t like! Love ya!!

      April 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

  5. I like the spinning triangle it seems to create great movement. I love windchimes too but our old ones needed replacing and we are unable to get something which is good quality. The Corinthian bells would be too much I think. I like the smaller windchimes :)

    April 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  6. Always enjoyed the peaceful sound of chimes :)

    April 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

    • I have too – a lovely way to relax. :)

      April 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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