In my survey of Maine’s Five Senses Garden, we’ve reached the fifth sense, Hearing.
Feng Shui connects hearing with Water, the element of spirituality, communication and connection. The sounds of rushing streams and burbling fountains have been used to soothe the soul through eons of history.
The Garden uses strange-looking “Sound Stones” to get us in touch with our sense of hearing.
You literally put your head into the hole that’s appropriate for your height (the child’s version is on the left), hum a little tune — and experience an entirely new hearing sensation! It’s a lot of fun, really.
The Sound Stones are located next to the Water in the garden, creating a wonderful connection between the element and the sensation.