My mom is a huge fan of wind chimes. She has had them hanging around on the porch since I was a kid. The musical qualities that they each bring are “a magical delight” as she puts it.
It is a present I usually buy for her too. She loves spending time in the garden and on the swing on our porch overlooking the lake, so it is a present she actually enjoys throughout the year. It isn’t always easy shopping for your parents, as I’m sure you all know. So, when you find something you know they like you tend to stick with it, right?
There are many different types of wind chimes to choose from too. One of my personal favorites is the bamboo wind chimes. It reminds me of Florida and the tropical climate I called home. The sounds of the bamboo bring harmony and relaxation to your garden or porch. It is really a perfect addition to a porch with a swing while reading a favorite book in a cool afternoon breeze.
Another popular type is the aluminum wind chimes. These chimes are able to sound like Corinthian Bells, Irish airs, a piano and much more – depending on what you want your chimes to sound like. My favorite in this type are ones that sound like Irish airs (though they are not always easy to find).
Glass wind chimes also sound very pretty in the breeze. The glass in different colors and arrangements make them very noticeable and unique too. This is a fun type to pull out for certain holidays or seasons.
An important thing to note about wind chimes is that to keep them looking nice, it is best to pull them inside during bad weather. If you’re going on vacation also remember to bring them inside – bad weather could come while you are gone or an admirer or said chimes could come by and steal your favorite ones (it has happened before).
Do you have wind chimes hanging on your porch or in your garden? Which are your favorite types?
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