Meditating With Sound

These midnight blue wind chimes were a birthday gift this week from my youngest sister. They now hang centrally within the meditation circle, bringing a new layer of sound to the garden.

Wind chimes enhance the meditation circle

Wind chimes enhance the meditation circle

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes

Hand tuned to the scale of C the chimes have a deep tone and resonance that will enhance the peacefulness and amplify the joy of using the labyrinth for walking meditations.

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes

Pink Goblin Speedwell

Nearby the meditation circle is a small clump of Veronica spicata ‘Pink Goblin’ (Speedwell). Added to the garden last spring it has grown to 16 inches tall and has spread to about 14 inches wide. It makes a great low-growing perennial for the front of the border.

Veronica spicata 'Pink Goblin' (Speedwell)

Veronica spicata ‘Pink Goblin’ (Speedwell)

Veronica spicata 'Pink Goblin' (Speedwell)

Veronica spicata ‘Pink Goblin’ (Speedwell)

Veronica spicata 'Pink Goblin' (Speedwell)

Veronica spicata ‘Pink Goblin’ (Speedwell)

22 thoughts on “Meditating With Sound

  1. bittster

    Birthday? Happy birthday! Nothing like an in-tune windchime, neighbors have a generic one that just seems like noise to me…
    I have one that’s kind of quiet, it was supposed to mimic the tone of a specific buoy bell. Even though I never checked up on it, The sound seems soothing to me 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for the birthday wishes. The buoy bell chimes sound nice. Interesting how having something to focus on like the sound of a chime can be soothing and calming.

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  2. Cathy

    Many Happy Returns Susie! The chimes are a lovely idea! Your veronica looks so fresh and green. The rain has done your garden good. 😀

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you for the birthday wishes. I need to deadhead the veronica soon to keep it going, but I must say I really do like the way it’s bloomed this year. Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for the good wishes Christina. I went out early to walk in the meditation garden before the regular neighborhood hum began. There was no wind so I had to keep nudging the chimes, but they sounded lovely.

      I’m lucky to have 3 clever sisters who all came to visit to help me celebrate this year. Nice birthday.

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      1. Annette

        Thanks for the links – very interesting, also to see how things take off and develop into a different direction than anticipated…and then the weather, so unpredictable. Gardening can be quite a challenge at times 😉

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      You were smart to place them where they could catch the breeze Donna. So far (and perhaps because it’s the time of year) these aren’t making a lot of sound. Yesterday though the wind caught them for a few minutes and it was very nice.

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