Gutters: Chained melody
You may not need to collect soft water for clothes washing, but you'll probably enjoy the tranquilizing and melodious sounds of water cascading down a rain chain.
Old World Distributors sells rain chains in aluminum or brass. The Japanese Rain Flower (pictured) can be linked with any type of rain chain. Price is $5.75 (aluminum) and $7.00 (brass) per flower (July 2004). Rain chains are sold by the foot and are priced from $13 - $22 (aluminum) to $18 - $26 (brass).