Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fluff piece - I don't get windchimes

Hi Everyone - I hope you are having a great day so far. This isn't really an official "blog post" - am just venting about nothing important whatsoever. I am merely perplexed by something. I've been traveling the past few weeks and am currently working from a wonderful home in Florida. It's an airy, sunny, beautiful house situated on a golf course and overlooking a lovely large pond - and is certainly a nice change of scenery from my last stop in cold, snowy New York.

Today is warm, partly cloudy and just wonderful. I am sitting out on the back screened-in porch (the lanai) looking out at the golfers across the pond. I have the windows open, enjoying the sunshine, warmth and the sound of birds. Then - when what would otherwise have been a delightful breeze comes rustling through - clang, clang, clang! The neighbors' metal windchimes go berserk!

I don't understand windchimes. I don't mean the wood ones, or the cute little shell ones that make such soft sounds. I'm talking about the big metal ones. How is clashing metal sticks somehow considered relaxing?

To each his own, I guess -- I just wish I didn't have to listen to it. But if this is the "worst" thing that happens today, believe me, I know how blessed I am. For now, I suppose I'll just go back inside. I cannot concentrate with the heavy metal concert going on just outside the window now that the wind has really picked up. But at least I can still see the beautiful view from inside:-)

Have a great day!


  1. Ha - I can't stand windchimes - especially the metal ones. I think they should be outlawed actually(just kidding...sort of) you aren't alone Julie! I don't know why people think it is pleasant to listen to at all

  2. I love the slow..., soft..., ringing that makes you long for the next malodic bell chime. Never in a hurry but right around the corner. In some far away land like Key West, at a bead and breakfast in the tropics. The memori of the chimes and the trip were well worth it. Too bad you have no calmness in you life, but then that's you style.

    1. I love calm, soft tingling too. We're talking about the big ones that clang loudly. Sorry you have no understanding in you.

  3. Your the one who lacks understanding and experience sorry for your lack as well.