Wind Chimes: Ideal for the Garden

angel cherub__67925.jpg In order to dodge possible friction in design styles, select wind chimes which are basic in appearance. The main goal is for them to fit in effortlessly anywhere they are positioned. When it comes to wind chimes, the sound is more significant than the look. In fact, many of the more decorative types of wind chimes are not made in such a way that allows for the same pristine sound quality as those of a simple aluminum design. Suspending your chimes at different heights is important when making your very own wind chime garden. For example, place a set of wind chimes up on a deck, one in a smaller tree line and another among your flowers. The sound will deeply resonate across your garden whenever the wind blows. If the aesthetic side to your wind chimes is important to you, be sure to hang them in your line of vision. so you can delight in the reflection of the rising and setting of the sun. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit perfectly with stone configurations, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.

Integrate the Benefit of Feng Shui into Your Garden

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will bring its beneficial energy into your home as well.

Size is not the primary concern when incorporating feng shui design to your garden.

If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

The principal feng shui tools can be used for your interior decor as well as your garden design. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start by understanding the bagua of the house.

It is also important to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to make the most of its energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is important to use it. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water feature is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

The Wondrous Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain in Rome

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a treasure trove of pagan and Christian relics on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a famed marble sculpture found in the portico of the nearby basilica. The situation of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known neighborhood and was, therefore, not frequently visited. Due to the fact that the nearby area was gloomy and mostly uninhabited, visitors were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI commissioned the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a fountain to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The consecration of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.


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