Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More on the Wind Chimes

You know, once I started showing dear husband the selections, he was wanting more than one. I always over worry that they annoy the neighbors, but a quick poll showed that they couldn’t even hear them (“you had wind chimes?”)

To me, though, it’s important that we have quality tuned ones that are nice to listen to on a warm evening with the windows open. When we first bought the house in 1995, it didn’t have air conditioning. We’d shut everything up, close all the drapes, and go to work. We wouldn’t open it back up until it cooled down outside or we went to bed. It would keep it somewhat manageable. Once daughter was born, though, we had to get a/c since I started working out of the house.

But I remember being young and pouring a glass of wine or a beer, and sitting outside in the chairs under the old tree and talking about the day while the wind chimes provided a nice background.

Outdora also stocks Music of the Spheres wind chimes. These are very cool in that they’re tuned to a pitch, like soprano, mezzo, tenor, and even basso profundo. That set looks like they have some really large pipes. Another reason I like the Music of the Spheres wind chimes is that you can turn them ‘off’ by sliding the clapper up the central cord and into the ring. This can be useful if I get neurotic & worry about the chimes bothering the neighbors at night. I can just turn them off before going to bed.

We should get them up again soon, once we agree upon which one to get. And if you can have more than one set. And we do have a front and a back of the house. This year, though, we’ll take them in before the rainy season hits.

1 comment:

Jomama said...

I love windchimes--but we keep our windows closed a lot, so I never hear them. We need to reposition them closer to the hammock!