When I was younger and still living with my parents, I took the liberty of buying decorations for our garden. We had a spacious one in our suburban home and it was nice to buy stuff to add color to the surroundings. We had a lot of trees and plants around that I can only buy so much stuff to adorn them all. But I try.
Most of the things that I bought were ceramic chimes. Yeah, I love the sound of the chimes clinking when the wind is blowing. I do not believe those things that I read about chimes–I just like the clinking that goes with the blowing of the wind. That relaxes me–these are pleasant to my ears. I also had earthenware like big jars and basins around the place. I also bought a bench and a stool made of concrete. I wanted to achieve a zen garden complete with podocarpus and horsetails.
But I was careful to choose my garden decors. I did not want the garden to look religious so there are no religious statues, even a st francis statue for the garden. And in the same way, there are no dwarfs and fairies either. Okay, the most I had with a rather religious connection was a concrete pagoda, particularly because they matched the bench and stool that we already had. They were gray–the color of cement–and I didn’t want to paint them anymore.
I was quite happy with our garden. Too bad we don’t have that much space here now at my in-laws’ place. I miss taking walks at night just to clear my head. Sigh…
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: