Tuesday, April 03, 2007


a 'new to me' windchime,
very jingly, very pretty
hopefully the wind blows gently in Canada, I am visiting British Columbia in May, everybody tells me I wont want to come home.


Alice (in BC Canada) said...

That is a very beautiful "new to you" windchime. I like "new to me" stuff, lol. Awhile back I was given a "new to me" windchime too, and hung it in my living room. I really like windchimes, though tend to be driven crazy quite quickly by the noise of them on a breezy day, which is too bad as they are usually so pretty to look at.

The wind here can vary from gentle to quite nasty. Usually the nasty is in early spring and the gentle is the rest of the year. This year the weather is very odd though, so I can't make any promises... haha.

peppylady (Dora) said...

A sunflower windchime how cool.

What part of British Columbia are you visiting? I'm only 30 to 35 miles to the British Columbia border. Not far from the town of Creston.
There a fairy ( I don't have the right fairy) on the kootenai lake (spelled different in Canada) and it got some great views.

May is a good time to visit the Northwest of the united states.

Anonymous said...


this is my first trip to your blog! I'm heading to BC too this year in August/Sept. Have been before and loved it. Such a beautiful & friendly place.
Enjoy planning your holiday!


clairesgarden said...

Alice, the windchime is inside because I think it would blow away outside, see if you can arrange or your weather to be nice in may!?
Peppylady, it is near to Nelson and Lake Kootenay. I am hoping to catch the spring season warming up.
Annie, hope you enjoy your holiday too!!

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Claire, I'll get to work on that right away. May is usually a nice month, starting to get hot, and it also can be a rainy month. This year is such a strange year weather wise that we never know what's next. However, I will see what I can do about making it good weather while you're here. :o)

I've been offered a tent trailer through Freecycle so a friend is having a look at it this week for me before I head down to pick it up... about a 2 1/2 hour drive from here, just lucked out that it's where Mike lives, haha. Anyway, if I get it I'll be staying in it when I come to the Kootenays to visit you and Kai and my real time friend Cam. And maybe even meet Peppylady if she decides to come up there too, haha. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in "real life".

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm not far from Nelson and Kootenay lake.
In the states we spell kootenay "kootenai" and the kootenai river which dumps into the kootenay lake. Goes though Bonners Ferry.

It wouldn't be far for me to go to Nelson.
I'll bet a dollar to dozen doughtnuts your friend in Nelson heard of town of Bonners Ferry which is first town of any size once you cross the Canadian border in Idaho.

clairesgarden said...

Alice and Peppylady it seems we're all going to meet up then! look forward to it! I'll e-mail you both.

grannyfiddler said...

i sometimes holiday at a cabin owned by a friend in New Denver, about an hour from Nelson. beautiful country. if you're by that way, reserve a table for dinner at the little mexican cafe in Rosebud, just a few minutes out of New D. great food and equally great atmosphere... and if you're out on one of the deck tables, there are swarms of hummingbirds and wild bunnies in the garden. i'm envious... i'll be renovating the 'new' house while you're holidaying.... about 12 hours north and a bit east of where you are. have a wonderful holiday. we'll all send good cosmic weather 'vibes' your way.

clairesgarden said...

Grannyfiddler, we'll lok out for it, we are visiting somewhere else forst before going to Nelson, i forget what its called, i have too much to try to do to get on the plane in the first place, i am not a traveller!!

Michael said...

Have a great time, Claire!

Lowa said...

Hey Claire! Been busy and have missed visiting you.

We are just beloew BC. I have an Aunt and Uncle in Nelson. You WILL love BC, it truly is stunning, every inch of it.

That windchime is GORGEOUS! I keep some of mine inside as well:)

clairesgarden said...

Lowa, I think this windchime would very quickly rust if it went outside. and its pretty in the window, lokin gforward to canada!