Bang a gong, ring those chimes

On the Trail


There’s something charming about wind chimes, as long as they don’t ring too tinny or drown out the songbirds’ vocalizing.

I’m nuts for chimes, but you can go overboard way too easily. I had a Thousand Oaks neighbor who dangled 17 different chimes from the edge of her patio cover.

Aside from the fact that her husband and most guests unfailingly whacked their foreheads against those darling danglers, setting off a brief burst of less melodic music laced with expletives, the chimes’ cla...

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