Living in the city, when we're in our garden we can hear kids playing, car stereos, laughter, and sometimes many different languages of the people walking by. Early this morning I heard nearby chickens squawking at each other. But when a breeze comes through the backyard, there's a new sound we're hearing.
Last week was the Cracked Pots show at Edgefield, one of my favorite gardening sales of the year, and it's not about the plants. This is one of two items I purchased at the show. I love John Glasser's eco-chimes for several reasons....the transparency of glass is an ongoing theme in our garden, and I'm just a sucker for this color of blue. He's taken something we'd throw into the recycling bin and made a great piece of art with it....and the sound is great. For me, wind chimes can border on the irritating if the sound is off or too much, but the sound of this glass-on-glass is wonderful.
I thought it only appropriate that it hang above the very location we most like to enjoy a cocktail.
Hope you're enjoying great sounds in your garden this summer!