Selecting Wind Bells and Windchimes for Your Garden

Simple wind chimes work better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles. It is important to position them anywhere they blend in effortlessly. And remember, the significance of sound is more significant than the look when it comes to wind chimes. 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. p-594-p-593__95702.jpg When creating your wind chime garden, chimes can be installed at various heights. 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 dance with depth across your yard each time a breeze blows through. If you want to enjoy the aesthetic facet of wind chimes, make sure they are in line of vision by positioning them where they will reflect the sun at dawn and at sunset. Stone decor, coursing water (including waterfalls or a birdbaths) and evergreens go well with aluminum wind chime gardens.

A True Roman Masterpiece: The Santa Maria Water Fountain in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian antiquities in Rome have come upon an abundance of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The nearby basilica is largely famous for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was not well known and located far from sight making it difficult to visit.

Since the nearby area was depressing and mostly uninhabited, people were not particularly interested in visiting it. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s infrastructure started. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medallions bearing the illustrations of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also tossed in.

Creating the Perfect Sanctuary Inside or Outdoors

To attain the maximum sense of tranquility and harmony, be sure to add a feng shui fountain. Adding a garden or home waterfall is an easy way to make this happen. It is a beautiful complement to the decoration of any property. The best place for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from indoors too.

Plants and flowers are also important for the most striking water fountains. The best idea is to add some plants which look pretty no matter what the season. The area will be further enhanced with small embellishments like art, a fire pit, or interesting stones.


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