Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Home Made and Home Grown in My World


Walking on the river bank
I heard a tinkle as of wind chimes.
Peering into the sun-pierced shadows 
above the flowing water
I saw some brave, inventive soul had created
 a new instrument:

Three empty cans suspended from a tree branch,  
whose gently swaying motion made sweet music
to accompany the rambler.




A few seeds blown about by a careless breeze and,
hey presto, 
the damp course between stone slabs and house wall
has acquired its very own decoration:
two rogue lobelias.






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40 comments:

  1. I love how the world organizes itself into something full of wonder for those who have the eyes and ears to notice.

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  2. Such random occurrences bring pleasure to eyes and ears - though the cans have been 'helped'. Art using found objects, perhaps?

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  3. Surprises to bring smiles to your day Friko. I like those vagabond seeds that spring up unbidden.

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  4. Wonderful observations Friko. I can't imagine drink cans making a sweet ding!
    Di
    xxxx

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  5. Random bits of whimsy to delight the attentive soul.

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  6. So much beauty everywhere in the world Friko...you capture it in your pictures.

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  7. I like seeing little plants of lobelia growing where they will - I've got one or two growing among the cobbles by the back door and I'm going to let them grow for as long as they will.

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  8. concrete and stone are no hinderance to nature.

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  9. Glad I stumbled upon the fairy music and blossoms that you poise for us like a delightful picnic.


    Aloha, friend

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  10. It's posts like this that teach the rest of us to stop and look at our own worlds for a moment. Thanks.

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  11. Enchanting! The volunteer flowers, and the unusual wind chime. :-)

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  12. Not entirely sure about the wind chime, but the lobelia certainly are beautiful! Nothing on our planet is better at the art of making do than plants.

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  13. Creative, and beautiful flowers :)

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  14. Such a creative wind chime! I am, too, amazed at the places that seeds find to grow. The are quite determined!

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  15. ha. pretty cool little wind chime there....recylcing or upcycling you know....nature too finds its way where the wind blows....

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  16. What an interesting way to make wind chimes. My husband would grumble because he likes to return the cans for the deposit!!
    The volunteer lobelias are a lovely surprise.
    I hope all is well in your world.
    Luv, K

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  17. Such happy, and serendipitious discoveries. Thank you.

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  18. I love the idea of "rogue lobelia." That lobelia-blue is one of the best colors in the plant-world--I'll take it anywhere! :)

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  19. mm, nice Friko - I'm enjoying this very much.

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  20. Friko, you've shown another example of how your walks differ from mine. It's not just the lack of concrete sidewalks.

    xo

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  21. Perfect moments happen when you are looking for them - or not.

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  22. I do love your lovely world. That lobelia is splendid!

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  23. Sometimes the world provides us with just what we need, even if we don't know we need it.
    Music and flowers - that's a pretty big gift.

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  24. Rogue lobelia - I should be so lucky. In this dry climate we are lucky to grow it at all. Although, where I now live it is cooler, and there has been more rain. Maybe, just maybe, it could happen.

    Your poem is great.

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  25. Beautiful, those rogue lobelias.

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  26. Thank you so much foir your visit and your nice comment on my blog!
    I love the "Windspiel" in the trees!
    Have a nice day, liebe Grüße aus Deutschland, Monika

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  27. My dad would put up wind chimes of that sort
    As my mom rolls in her grave.

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  28. What a great idea! I've also seen old CDs used as tree decorations to chase away the birds.

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  29. Love the primitive wind chimes. So playful
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  30. You might find a lot of those particular wind chimes round aboot here, especially at summer camps. Great find Friko.....and isn't it wonderful how Mother Nature spreads 'er wings 'or the land. I have seen some primitive wind chimes using a branch from a tree and then hang other small pieces of wood, (painted) old cans, silver, bottles, pipes, keys, seashells - I guess there are many ways to make a wind chime and now you have intrigued me to make one for the back lawn. Have a wonderful day.

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  31. What a wonderful idea - an economical windchime...

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  32. Little things mean a lot. Important to notice them along the way. Lovely post today. Dianne

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  33. Love the can wind chimes! Who would have thought of that. Brilliant!
    Sweet flowers. I never know the names of plants--just know they are beautiful. :)

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  34. Another
    love the can wind chimes.
    Also
    volunteer plants
    I always think of them as a gift...

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  35. What lovely finds and joyful surpirses! My hat off to the inventive and playful soul who hanged the beer-can chime. I love sky-blue flowers and the blue Lobelias are blooming in my garden. Don’t the flowers look like blue butterflies?

    Yoko

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  36. What we do in our everyday tasks that keep us creating beauty...

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  37. Love those pop cans. Wind chimes are music to my ears...

    =)

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  38. I love lobelias, and the self-sown ones are an extra gift, as is the ingenious music by the river. Nice conjunctions.

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  39. Hi Friko - your wind chime find is a little strange for your walk .. but what a great talking point and something to smile about ... and I bet they make a very different sound ... Love the blue lobelias too ... so bright and cheerful ..

    Happy late summer days .. Hilary

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