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Jul 24 2013

Wind Chimes, The Sound of Friendship

Wind Chimes

crystalsThe lovely sound of music greets me in the early mornings as I step out on the patio. As Izzy greets the morning in the only way dogs do, I sit and listen to the gentle sounds made by the wind chimes in our yard.

garden wind chimesThese are not bongs, or clunks, or bells, but soft sounds. Like the sounds you would imagine in a fairy garden.

wind chime crystals

I watch as the dragonflies dance in the warm summer breeze and the crystals catch the sunlight. I am reminded of the lovely couple who gave us this gift of music and  friendship and I am grateful.

dragonfly windchimes

A reminder to greet each day with a smile sits on top.

keep smiling sign

Another sound in the distance chimes, sometimes in unison ,there are soft tones coming from the chimes in the bird garden. Soon the chirping of birds adds to the garden symphony.

butterfly garden chimes

I found this beautiful poem by Andrew Blakemore, the perfect ending to today’s post ♥

wind chime and day lilies

Wind Chime

As sun rose in the early dawn
And skies were lit with gold,
I saw the clouds go passing by
And watched my dreams unfold,
For as the morning breeze did blow
It softly spoke to me,
The wind chime played the sweetest song
A graceful melody.

I rested in the leafy shade
Whilst there I thought of you,
I closed my eyes and there I wished
That you were with me too,
And as the noontime breeze did blow
Across the summer sky,
The wind chime played the sweetest song
That through the air did fly.

As shadows started falling
On the dark deserted ground,
I heard a gentle ringing then
So beautiful the sound,
For as the evening breeze did blow
And glowing sun did set,
The wind chime played the sweetest song
I never shall forget.

I watched the fading afterglow
That slowly slipped away,
Beneath the dark horizon far
To close another day,
And as the twilight breeze did blow
And stars did shine above,
The wind chime played the sweetest song
The sweetest song of love.

Do you have wind chimes in your yard?

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  1. Minoru

    Hi! Nice shots. They look very beautiful and very cool.

  2. Janine Huldie

    Absolutely gorgeous shots of your wind chimes. We brought back one for my parents from our honeymoon in the Bahamas and our younger daughter fell in love with it and makes me tap it if it isn’t moving or making noise just to hear the sounds!! :)

  3. Pamela Gordon

    I love wind chimes and have a lovely tubular one hanging outside the kitchen window. I can always tell which direction the breeze, or wind, is blowing from or if there is no breeze at all. I have another wind chime, smaller, that makes a tinkling sound, on the shed. Your wind chime is very beautiful. A lovely poem too. Blessings, Pamela

  4. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    How lovely and feminine your wind chimes are! We used to have one of those long wooden sets but the cords all broke and I couldn’t figure out how to re-tie them. I loved that long slow sound they made. Right now all we have is a small tinkling set which hardly makes any sound because of where it’s located at the moment. Guess I should move it -lol.

  5. Anna Popescu

    Katie, I laughed out loud when I read the name of this post. Why? Well, we have many sets of wind chimes in different sizes and compositions and had most of them hanging outside when we first moved here but the almost-constant winds — WINDS, not breezes — would get those chimes to making a racket rather than a beautiful noise! And one of my FMS symptoms is extreme sensitivity to so many things, including sounds.

    We learned that our town of Chino Valley is named after the Chinook winds, which originally meant a warming wind from the ocean into the interior regions of the Pacific Northwest due to certain formations of air masses. However, here they are just present every single day.

    So now all of our wind chimes are hanging in various places inside, where they softly chime whenever the A/C or heat is running.

    Blessings to you!
    ~Anna

  6. Rosey

    I bet they do sound pretty. We considered chimes this year but never did find ones we liked. It’s harder to find the perfect ones than I thought!

  7. Katie

    Love the pics, and the cute wind chimes. I too am a fan of wind chimes, and am always looking for unique ones. We live in an apt right now so we can only have one but it has a metal butterfly on it that’s on a spring so it bounces up and down. my daughter and I both love it!

  8. Mitzi

    these are so beautiful! I absolutely love the dragonfly one! that is just awesome. We have several wind chimes as well. Took photos, been meaning to post about them, then of course, get side tracked. But I love the sound… Happy Wednesday to you my friend.

  9. Marla Martenson

    I love wind chimes. I used to have some and they sounded so soothing. I must get some again. These are beautiful photos. xx

  10. Compo

    A very pretty wind chime Katie, your yard is probably filled with prettiness!
    My wind chime does not have the god looks of yours but has a fantastic sound, the metal chimes are small but tuned, they resonate for a long time. It is very nice to sleep with the bedroom window open and hear it’s melody at night in those moments when you are drifting in and out of sleep. (or in my case when sleeping after my night shift).
    A traditional Saskatchewan wind chime is made from empty beer cans!!!!!

  11. Melissa

    Your wind chimes look so lovely! I bet they sound lovely also!! =)
    Hugs

  12. Sandra @ The Adored Home

    I love wind chimes and these are also very pretty, what a way to sit and enjoy the morning!
    Hugs,
    Sandra
    The Adored Home

  13. Jennifer Fay

    very lovely. Love the dragonfly. I showed my daughter.

  14. laurie

    What a beautiful wind chime – and a beautiful poem, Katherine! I have a wind chime made from shells which is very boho looking hanging on my back porch. And of course, one of my newly created Wind Catchers with tiny Moroccan bells on it on my front porch! :) xoxo laurie

  15. Judy Haughton-James

    Wow! Look at your beautiful wind chimes Katie! The ;poem is so lovely. Guess what?! I added my Scarlet Macaw wind chime to your Thursday Favourite Things Hop. I have just come home after a very stressful morning and the chimes are music to my ears right now!

  16. Kelly Blackwell

    I love the sound of wind chimes, especially as you describe. That soft and lovey fairy garden tinkling melody. What a lovely way to start your day, and a great reminder to greet it with a smile.

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