Tintinnabulation is one of my favorite English words.
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells."
Here are a few bells you may be interested in...or Make Your Own...My mother, when she attended Cooper Union as an art student, made a memorable sound sculpture from hanging cans and lids that I would hit with wooden kitchen spoons. I loved that thing.
The Harmony Hollow Gardeners Bronze Wind Bell
From Harmony Hollow Bellworks
This bell is hand made from brass, finished in a beautiful verdigris patina. A perfect gift for a gardener. I particularly like this bell because each gardeners bell comes with a lovely message that says
"It is universally believed that bells have forever driven away bad spirits and called upon good ones, and this GARDENER'S BELL is no exception.
By attracting the spirits of air (a soft breeze), of fire (warm sunlight), of water (rain plus a little help from the watering can), and of earth (rich soil), its pleasant vibrations are conducive to growing healthy plants.
Moreover; this bell's melodic ringing puts anyone aspiring to a green thumb directly in touch with the natural rhythms of Mother Nature.
May you dance in her beautiful garden, rejoice in a bountiful harvest, and in so doing, may you cultivate your soul."
I have to buy this bell after reading that! Their website lets you choose which specific bell to attach in the middle and lets you hear each sound that their different bells make. I like the A6. (Click on it to hear)....
Cox and Cox - Decorative Garden Bell
There are so many more and I will feature more in the future....