My favorite object

I know I have posted about this before on my blog, but I would have to say that my favorite object, hangs out on our front porch, and it is called wind chimes.
I bought my mother a set of wind chimes for Christmas of 2013, because when I moved back down here, there were no chimes on the porch at all, and I remember my mother having wind chimes on either the front or back porch since I was a kid. These chimes made a beautiful melodic sound all their own, but I thought they sounded lonely on the porch all by themselves, so I decided to purchase another set of chimes.
Christmas of 2014, I found a smaller set of chimes that tinkle out their musical melody and rhythm on the porch every time the wind blows.
I like wind chimes, because they sing out their special melody to me, and sometimes when I open the door to let the dog out into the front yard, I hear them calling out to me and I have to go stand or sit on the porch and truly listen to their melody, as they speak inspiration and ideas for writing to me.

About ann Harrison-Barnes Author

I am a Christian author and a professional content writer who is totally blind. I also love to write about inspirational topics, such as spirituality, music, and anything else that my little heart desires. This includes character interviews, book reviews, and even a story or two. I write professional blog posts, landing pages and other materials for the word matters blog at, and a company called rushcube. If anyone wants to find out more about my writing, or if you need a freelance content writer, please email me at
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27 Responses to My favorite object

  1. Windchimes can be quite beautiful. 🙂

  2. DP Lyons says:

    Ann. Out here on the ridge, our ships bell wind chimes greet us every day. I don’t know what I would do without their tri melody calling out each day. We also have a couple sets hanging in front of the porch, one of which is my beloved Red Sox chimes that ring out the celebratory 2004 season every time, every day. grin Great post, and always remember to let the chimes do the talking. dp

  3. Sammy D. says:

    This is the second blogger who has chosen wind chimes for both their music and memories of a family member. I had to give mine up a few years ago when I moved to a covenant-controlled neighborhood. Now the rules have changed so I anticipate a trip to my favorite ‘comfort’ store for a new set. I will cherish it just as you do.

    • wwannwrites says:

      Once you find a good set of wind chimes that you love, hang them on your porch, and let them speak their special message. You may have to close your eyes and listen with your entire body, in order to receive the melody that your chimes sing out to you. I also love the sound of bells, because they resonate a special melody to me too. Blessings and happy writing.

      • Sammy D. says:

        Thank you so much for your blessings. You are so right about listening with 100% of our being. One of the things I miss most about them is the way they flow with, and reflect, their own environment – from complete stillness to wildly knocking each other they mark the passage of all kinds of weather.

      • wwannwrites says:

        I know, expecially when it rains and when it’s cold. I have noticed that when it rains, in some suburban invironments, the chimes clink. However, the ringing melody of the same chimes makes the wind seem colder in winter. Do you hear these same changes in your chimes?

      • Sammy D. says:

        Absolutely. My chimes have always been metal and I do think it becomes more brittle in cold weather so the sound is a tad different.

      • wwannwrites says:

        Tome they have a special sound at Christmas time.

  4. EM Biddulph says:

    We have a lovely set of bamboo wind chimes next outside our front door, at the porch. They sound so beautiful on breezy and blustery days! You’re right about the lovely melodies – thanks for sharing for your thoughts 🙂

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Wind chimes can be beautiful. We don’t have any since our houses are quite close together and the sound travels (particularly in the winter). Some of the ones I hear in the distance do sound pretty though. Thanks for joining us in this blogfest.

    • wwannwrites says:

      I’m blind, so I can’t put a badge on the side bar, but I can post and comment with everyone else. It’s a shame you can’t put chimes out in your front yard, or anywhere near your house. I believe that we all should find a way to enjoy the world’s most beautiful music given to us by God, and made by the hands of men and women who feel and hear this beautiful God inspired music. If you want to hear the beautiful music of wind chimes in your home, search for some videos on you tube and escape into the wonderful melody, and let the chimes on the video speak to your heart.

      • Dan Antion says:

        I am impressed that you are participating and I’m a little upset that we didn’t think about bloggers who are visually or otherwise impaired. I normally try to add alt-text to the photos on my blog posts but I often take a minimal approach to that task. I do try to pay attention to visual elements, both in my blog and in the software and website pages I develop at work. I think we could have been more accommodating in our instructions. I am adding this to our notes. Thank you again for participating.

      • wwannwrites says:

        Text in your post was fine.

  6. Almost Iowa says:

    Our wind chimes are still packed away in the shed. We might bring them out and mount them but for now, it is the birds we listen to.

  7. Wind chimes are a great object to cherish. They bring music to our souls.

  8. Damyanti says:

    I’ve been gifted a wind chime, but since I don’t have a place where wind can get to it without endangering someone’s health, I’ve hung it in front of my air conditioner. Lovely to hear the tinkles every once in a while when I write, so I completely get how they speak to you.

    Thank you for taking part in the Cherished Blogfest.

    • Damyanti says:

      Having read your comment to Dan, I would second his thoughts– we should have thought of it in the instructions, and if we ever hold another blogfest, we would look into this very seriously. Input from you on what we could do better is not just welcome, it will be appreciated.

      • wwannwrites says:

        I may not be able to put a badge on my sidebar, but for next year’s blog fest, or the next time you hold one, I’ll simply reblog the post, would that work? You could also include a link to the site where bloggers can register for the blogfest, so I can tweet it much easier. Thanks for your help.

    • wwannwrites says:

      Well whatever works with at Wind chime. You’re quite welcome, I’ve enjoyed it.

  9. A truly lovely post. Living in a flat in London, It’s not possible for me to have Wind Chimes, but when I retire in about three years I’ll be living in quite a rural area, where having read your post, Wind Chimes might well feature in the move. Many thanks for participating in the Cherished Blogfest…

    Best Wishes, Paul…

  10. John Hric says:

    Ann – sometimes i think wind chimes should be called wind chews and wind tangles. and the wind should be allowed to enjoy them as much as we do. thanks for joining the blog fest and for sharing your perspective. there is more than one way to hear and feel the world. our porch is a collection of chimes in various states of chew and tangle.

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