Charming Chimes

When we lived in Virginia we met Buddy and Nancy who lived on our gravel road...just at the opposite end.  Welcoming us like family from day one (even though we were "Yankees" ), we were always invited to each family gathering they had.  At one of their gatherings, Buddy asked me to come into the garage because he had something for me....something he'd made from old silverware purchased at garage sales...wind-chimes!!!

Buddy was one of the most charming men I've ever met in my life.  He had a hard life growing up and working the coal mines in West Virginia.  Telling us stories and reminiscing about his life, he his wife and two terrific sons and their families always made us feel welcome.  

The wind-chimes hung in our yard in Virginia for 8 1/2 years and are now hanging here at this home in Connecticut.  However, last week I relocated them because I wanted them to catch wind from the North.  (Each set of wind-chimes I have has a different sound and each is hung in it's designated location so I know which way the wind is blowing.)

just seeing, saying and sharing...

Charming Chimes

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Your garden looks delightful, and the wind chimes enhance it.
eileeninmd said…
Hello, Your garden does look beautiful, I love wind chimes and all the different sounds they can make. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend ahead.
Your garden is beautiful. That was nice of him, to make wind chimes for you. And that's a good idea to position all of your wind chimes so you know which way the wind is blowing. How did you fare with yesterday's thunderstorms that went through? It got pretty loud and bright here in the southwest corner of CT, but thankfully I didn't lose power.

With regard to your comment about you wish I could give you lessons on GIMP: awhile ago I had the idea of making and posting tutorials on my blog, but I only made one, then dropped the idea. (Maybe I should resume it?) GIMP also has good help on how to use it. And GIMP is free and open source. (If you decide to give it a try, you can download it here:
Debbie said…
wow, what a beautiful spot for those wind chimes, talk about a great view!!!

ps...i have always wanted to do that!!!
Phil Slade said…
I must tell you. I'm not a fan of wind chimes spoiling the peace and quiet of a garden. Each to his own and they do look nice. Maybe an elastic band around them for me.
Your garden is gorgeous, JP. I like chimes too but DH hates them. Heck, he's the one who is totally deaf in one ear.
Ann said…
What a nice reminder of old friends
carol l mckenna said…
Charming chimes filled with fond memories ~ thanks ^_^

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