Best of the Best Wind Chimes

August 29, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

When my wife and I decided to start a business, we decided right from the start that we wanted to sell quality products.  We set out on a search for the best wind chimes that we could find.  What we found was truly amazing.  We found bamboo wind chimes shipped in from the isle of Bali.  We found several companies right here in the United States with very interesting stories, and better yet, very beautiful and great sounding wind chimes.  We have received much feedback and I think that my wife and I did a great job assembling the best of the best wind chimes that are out there.  We continue our search and are adding to our list all the time.  This is the fun part, finding new and unique sources for wind chimes.  The artists that make these are truly gifted and inspirational.

Therapeutic Value of chimes

August 2, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

It did not take me long to find evidence of the therapeutic value of wind chimes.  Although I have benefited from it for many years, I was astounded by the many uses for chimes in the cause of therapy.  For example, the excerpt that I found today about a European Hospital;

Kay O’Keeffe, Director of Nursing at St. Olivers said “Many of our residents suffer from Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease or the effects of strokes or arthritis.  As mental functions decline with many of these conditions people operate more on a sensory level.  Positive sensory stimulation in the form of smell, touch, colour, sound of garden insects & birds or the wind blowing chimes is of enormous therapeutic value to these residents.  The gardens also provide memories from the past in what is now known as reminiscence therapy”.

Some of the comments from residents and family members include “it is magical to see the beautiful birds and colourful butterflies congregate in the garden”, “the garden helps to calm me when I become uptight”

It never ceases to amaze me how our mind and our senses are so intertwined with the natural healing process.  The power of wind chimes.

Flying the coup

July 23, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

I just ran across a bamboo wind chime with a mama bird watching over her nest.  It reminded me of a bird family that would always build their nest on the outside sill of my parents house.  Year after year the nest would be built there and we could watch as the babies grew.  I especially liked to watch them as they were being fed.  The delivery of the meal would arrive and the open mouths would all be pointed to the sky.  This would fascinate me for days until all of a sudden, I would look out the window to an empty nest.

This year, I visited my Father who still lives in that house.  I had missed the activities of my favorite bird family, but I did see the nest.  The babies had all flown the coup, but I stopped to ponder the activities that led up to this years empty nest…  and smiled.

Light house Chime

September 2, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

 

I was never much into lawn decorations but I do like Lighthouses and a couple of years ago I saw a newspaper ad for a lighthouse you could put in your yard that was solar powered.  It is really nice.  It lights up when it gets dark without needing to be turned on and has been in our front yard for about three years now.

We decided to try to find a lighthouse bird house to hang from the tree and a lighthouse wind chime to match.  Now we just need a door mat with a light house on it and we’ll be all set.

Bamboo WindChimes

July 19, 2010
Author: Miagro2000

There’s this garden restaurant I’ve been to that has lovely romantic ambience. The garden is adorned with bamboo windchimes that play beautiful music every time it gets windy. The clicking of the bamboo chimes is so soothing.

Bamboo chimes are an alternative to the contemporary windchimes that are made of steel. They make a distinct sound that is as beautiful as the higher-pitched sound made by modern chimes. They are great when hung outdoors.