Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wind Instruments

When I was in College, I took a Music Appreciation class. Taught by a reserved gentleman, who blushed at the slightest thing, I learned to do just that...appreciate music...all kinds of music.  The quiet and shy "Dr. S" was passionate about Classical Music.  It was his exuberance for Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin that gave me my introduction to the classics, which I continue to cherish to this day.


Now, as for the wind instruments that adorn our yard, I honestly don't remember who gave me my first wind chime.  

That doesn't matter.

I love them all.

This one, with the Cardinals, belonged to my MIL and when she passed I asked if I could have it.

The one (above) was a gift from a fellow Firefighter...a very, good friend.


This is my FAVORITE (so I had to show you just how windy it was the day I took the pix)!  It was made by our good friend and neighbor, Buddy, when we lived in Virginia.






A gift from my Sister and Jim, this is the largest of all the wind chimes that make music daily here in the yard.  It creates beautiful deep, resonating tones.  




The last one was a gift from my son and purchased at the Butterfly Farm in Aruba.


Although I cannot tell you when I fell in love with this kind of wind music, I have.

Oh, did you notice the fences?

I hope so because that's who I'm sharing with today...you and 



23 comments:

Gayle said...

A new take on playing the spoons. Wish I could hear them.

Jeanne said...

Love your wind chimes! and know that you have many hours of enjoyment from them.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wind chimes are delightful to listen to...well, I think so at least. You have a neat collection.

Mimsie said...

I too love wind chimes but hubby not so much. I do have two sets outside the back door that I enjoy listening to from my work room.
Classic music is virtually all one hears in our house although I do play a little rock and roll occasionally or perhaps Frank Sinatra.

Sandra said...

wind chimes make me crazy, we have one like the one the firefighter gave you, in fact there are two of them. bob had them when we got married, he hung them here in 89 and i begged him to take them down, they were keeping me awake at night... he moved them to the end of the house so i could barely hear them. two days later the phone rang and the back neighbor said I hate to do this but could you please take those chimes down.. DONE for her and me... here the stiff breeze off the gulf keeps them clanging 24/7.. I love the spoons, that is really neat. i saw one in a store made from forks.. my mother gave me blue birds, china ones, 6 birds. i hung it in the bathroom so it would not chime... 2 weeks ago i found it when i cleaned out the closet and it went to goodwill.

TexWisGirl said...

i have several wind chimes, too, but i hang them inside the house along the deck wall of windows. that way i can tinkle them when i want. we get some mighty tough winds here in springtime. they wouldn't last outside. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

You have some great wind chimes. I just hung mine on the deck eave this morning. The wind has been crazy strong here a few days this past week. I usually have to take it down or hang up the paddle as it hits the window sometimes. I always store it inside for the winter. I also like classical music as I grew up listening to it. My father would listen on the radio or stereo records plus we learned something about it in school. I love your stone fence! :)

Betty said...

What a nice collection of wind chimes. I have one with the silverware too. I have it hanging in the kitchen since the silverware is attached to an old tea pot and here it would have rusted in no time outside.

Karen S. said...

Great photos, I am a big fan of wind chimes and I've put together some spoon and other odds and ends for exquisite music too.

Candy C. said...

What a nice collection of chimes, I especially like the spoons! I'm with TexWisGirl, no outside chimes here the winds in the spring are too strong.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the spoon chimes,very creative.

Ida said...

Fences, there were fences...of course I saw them but I also saw the wonderful and fun selection of windchimes. My mom has several and since she lives next door I often hear them chiming. I love the one here made of spoons.

Ginny said...

A wonderful collection, each with it's own special memories. I love each one and wish I could hear their music.

barbara l. hale said...

I love wind chimes and have a good collection of them, but many of them are still in storage since we moved to this house. I need to get them out!

eileeninmd said...

I love the wind chimes too, You have a nice collection..The spoons are neat.. Have a happy day!

Ann Thompson said...

I have always loved the sound of wind chimes. I prefer the deeper sounding ones but any of them have a soothing effect

Delores said...

Wind chimes drive me out of my pea pickin' mind....in the warm weather all you hear outside is clanks and tinkles and bongs on all sides. There is no peace to be had.

Rose said...

I love wind chimes, too. And yes, I did notice the fence.

Felicia said...

nice selection of windchimes. i like the old silverware one.

bailey-road.com said...

You have a nice collection.

Marie C said...

Lovely and clever post! Your teacher sounds like such a sweet man. I had a chorus teacher in 6th grade who inspired my love for music. I would love to have a wind chime. The people next door have one and I can hear it on windy days. Yours are great!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I love your chimes!!

Bob Scotney said...

We had some wind chimes but the strong winds blew them down. Pleased to see you mentioned Butterfly World because I wan to thank you for visiting my butterflies in the A-Z Challenge during which I am resting from Good Fences.

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