1ST PLACE WINNER - IT'S A TIE!

Mary Robbins – Omaha, NE

Mary Robbins has been in the “winner’s circle” for the last few contests, and we always look forward to seeing what her incredibly creative mind comes up with. For her delightful photo of a Woodstock Chakra Chime (a substantial chime almost 2 feet in length!) hanging from a bunch of balloons, and the charming photo of a squirrel under a Woodstock Habitats Nutty Squirrel Windbell, Mary received an Amazing Grace Chime – Heavenly.

Mary writes: “I love Woodstock windchimes, being creative, color and having fun. The chimes are not alive without the wind. I thought it would be cool to see a Woodstock windchime floating against the blue sky in the wind from a bunch of colorful balloons. What I did not anticipate was how many balloons it would actually take to lift the chime in the air. So I had a friend suspend the balloons against the sky using a fishing pole and line from the upper level of a parking garage long enough so I could get a few images. I did have to Photoshop the fishing line out. It was a great day and we had lots of fun. FYI…it would have taken approximately 500 balloons to lift this chime… lol.”

1ST PLACE WINNER - IT'S A TIE!

Mary Robbins – Omaha, NE

Mary says: “My daughter and I have fed the backyard squirrels for years. I purchased your squirrel chime, hung it by our squirrel feeder, and about 500 attempts later I captured this image. What is so funny is over the next few days, the squirrel was practically posing and smiling at me. I was able to get an even better image, but the contest deadline was over… Go figure. This contest is so fun. I look forward to it every year. Thank you.”

 


2ND PLACE WINNER - IT'S A TIE!

Amy MacDonald - Mills River, NC

Amy’s photo of her two dogs enjoying a Gregorian Baritone Chime had us grinning from ear to ear. Amy receives an Amazing Grace Chime – Large for her second place finish!

Amy writes: “These Gregorian Baritone Chimes were a gift we purchased to grace our new home and surroundings. Our adorable girls seen in the photo helped us locate just the right spot for them, on our deck overlooking our lovely mountain vista where it can carry its peaceful tunes for all. Our doggies were just as delighted as we were to receive this new gift that simply delights the heart and soothes the soul whenever its presence is heard. Musical composer Alan Hovhaness said, ‘My purpose is to create music not for snobs, but for all people, music which is beautiful and healing… a spirit resonance in melody and sound.’ This is what I wanted to convey in the photo—how the gifted spiritual resonance of these Gregorian Baritone Chimes is for all sentient beings, for all with hearts open enough to receive its delights. It was such a pleasure to take part in this fun competition and see the myriad of creative expressions others have with Woodstock Chimes, which have inspired me further and given me new ideas on how to incorporate more into our home and landscaping. It’s wonderful to share and I thank you and your company for making this possible.”

2ND PLACE WINNER - IT'S A TIE!

James Styer - Cortland, OH

This stunning photo of a Heroic Windbell by a fire pit earned James a tie for second place, and he has received an Amazing Grace Chime – Large. We’ve subsequently learned that James has an impressive outdoor pizza oven just to the right of this scene in his photo, to which we say, “We’ll be right over!”

James writes: “The Torii was built specifically for the Woodstock Heroic bell. The placement was so that we can easily watch and listen to the chime while sitting around the fire pit. There is also a dedicated LED spotlight just for the bell so it can be viewed at night.”

 


3RD PLACE WINNER

Tim Langevin - South Hadley, MA

Tim’s dramatic and beautiful photo of a Woodstock Healing Gong at sunset won him an Amazing Grace Chime – Medium, and his story won our hearts. We hope he and his family enjoy the new chime in their new home!

Tim writes: “I took this photo a few days before my family and I moved from the home I grew up in for 30 years to our new home to start a new chapter in our life. Now the gong resides at our new home and when I see it it reminds me of the home I grew up in and where I started my family.”