Build it and They Will Come: Water Fountains and Wildlife

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water fountains bring in wildlife. The truth is that birds require water to: drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are normally attracted to the flowing water of fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more enticing because of the moving water they generate. Trickling fountains that splash around are heard from a distance, attracting even more birds. 115442-9501__45911.jpg

Dogs love fountains because they provide another place to drink water. Hot days drive dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water nearby. Consistently flowing water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

Sculpture As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic Greece

The Archaic Greeks developed the very first freestanding statuary, an impressive achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of the freestanding statues were of youthful, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are termed kouros figures. The kouroi were seen by the Greeks to embody beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and nude. The kouroi started to be life-sized beginning in 650 BC. During the Archaic time, a great time of changes, the Greeks were developing new sorts of government, expressions of art, and a deeper awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. Still these disputes did not prevent the expansion of the Greek civilization. {

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Anglo-Saxons felt incredible adjustments to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But the Normans had to pacify the entire territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Castles were more standard constructions and often erected on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, mostly situated in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The bare fortresses did not provide for the calm avocation of farming. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is represented in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most unscathed example we have. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. A significant terrace serves as a deterrent to invaders who would try to mine the walls of the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge trimmed into the figure of crude battlements.

The Popularity of Japanese Water Features

Japanese gardens typically include a water feature. They tend to be put right at the entrance of Japanese temples and homes because they are regarded as being representative of spiritual and physical cleansing.

It is unusual to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the emphasis is supposed to be on the water itself.

Bamboo is a common material to use for spouts and therefore often incorporated into water fountains. Under the bamboo spout is generally a stone basin which receives the water as it flows down from the spout. People typically make them look weathered and worn, even when they are new. People want their fountain to appear as natural as possible, so they put plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. Clearly this fountain is much more than simply a nice add-on.

If you are hoping for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain made of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. After some years it begins to really blend into the surrounding nature as moss blankets the stone.

Wherever there is enough open space, you have the option to build a more extensive water feature. Popular water feature extras are a koi pond or any sort of little pool, or even a wandering brook.

There are different alternatives if you do not want to put water in your Japanese fountain. Good options include stones, gravel, or sand to represent water. You can also assemble flat stones and put them close enough together that they look like water in motion.

The Many Styles of Wall Water Fountains

Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. You can have one made to fit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. Whether it is stand alone or fitted, you will require a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather large, and its basin is placed on the ground.

It is possible to integrate a wall-mounted fountain onto an already existing wall or built into a new wall. The look of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you put in this kind of water feature.

The Advantages of Having an Interior Wall Water Feature in your Home or Office

Decorate and update your living space by adding an indoor wall fountain in your home. Your home or office can become noise-free, hassle-free and peaceful areas for your family, friends, and clients when you have one of these fountains. Your staff and customers alike will take notice and complement your new interior wall water feature. All those who come near your interior water feature will be amazed and even your loudest detractor will be dazzled.

A wall fountain is a great addition to any home because it provides a peaceful place where you sit and watch a favorite show after working all day. Anyone near an indoor fountain will benefit from it because its sounds emit negative ions, eliminate dust and pollen from the air, and also lend to a soothing environment.

What Makes Indoor Wall Water Fountains Perfect for You

Indoor fountains have been utilized for many years as helpful elements to create soothing, worry-free environments for patients in clinics and wellness programs. People are enthralled by the soothing sounds of gently moving water which can produce a state of internal contemplation.

Moreover, healing seems to go faster when water fountains are included as part of the healing process. According to many doctors and therapists, patients are believed to recuperate more quickly when these are included in the treatment plan. Those with PTSD or sleeping disorders, as well as other medical conditions, are thought to recuperate better with the soothing, delicate sounds of flowing water.

An interior wall water element is thought to produce an overall sense of wellness and security according to numerous studies. As humans we are naturally drawn to the sight and sound of water, both of which add to our well-being and the preservation of our eco-system.

One of the two essential components in the art of feng- shui, water is thought to have life-changing effects. The key principle of feng-shui is that by harmonizing our interior environment we can attain peace and balance. Our homes need to contain some sort of water element. The best spot to install a fountain is near your home’s entranceway or in front of it.

Any one of a number of choices in water walls, such as a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding feature or a customized fountain, will unquestionably provide you and your family many benefits. Adding a fountain in a main room, according to some reports, seems to make people happier, more content, and calm than people who do not have one.


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