Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bench for one. . .

I was surprised to see this small bench in the woods but it is perfect for one. As you can see, there was a wee bit of snow when I took this photo last winter.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fancy bench

This was on someone's front porch. I thought it was so fancy looking -- especially against that blue color of the house. Looks like a nice place to rest and watch the world go by.

My Bench

When Paulie started this blog I told her there were no benches where I lived. There aren't really but I forgot about this bench in my back yard. My sister and her husband made picnic tables and other concrete products. When they sold their business they had a few tables left and offered me and my husband one. We hauled it on the back of a pickup from south Alabama to northwest Georgia. Then my husband had to get someone to help him put it together. The table and benches were in pieces that had to be fit together. They are very heavy! My sister designed the tops of the tables and they were all different. You can clean the top off with bleach water and it shines up nice. So this is is one of the benches that goes with the picnic table. There is a sea horse design on the end of each bench. Since this is Paulie's blog she can tell me if she doesn't want this long post on here. lol

Monday, May 26, 2008

A Special Bench in Georgia

This special little bench is part of a memorial to Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 that crashed in the Burwell, Georgia community in 1995. If you 'd like to know more about this memorial click here and here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Grocery store bench

Saw this one in a grocery store in the meat department. Maybe you can sit and wait for special meat order cuts or something?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trio of benches on the Columbia River

It's so peaceful to just sit and watch the water, sometimes sailboats or to see a sunset from these benches. Good place to watch the Christmas ships also.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tulip for you . . .

I have used different slants of this bench on my regular blog several times but this time, there are tulips behind the bench with the statues of the elderly gentleman and the girl handing him a tulip. It "tells" such a wonderful story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Curved garden bench

Found this one on one of my walks around the neighborhood. Lots of detail on the edges and placed in a nicely taken care of area with slate stone ground covering. A peaceful place to enjoy the beautifully kept yard.

Neglected small bench area. . .

Someone was thoughtful enough to put this bench at a bus stop where there was only a sign but how sad that they didn't think to put a trash receptacle next to it. Sadder yet that the general public who use that stop have to litter with their cigarette butts. The bench is kinda rustic looking and would look so cute set upon a bed of grass there.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Memorial bench . . .

The little plaque on this bench says it was given in memory of a loved one who died. It was at one of the entrances at a church where I went to a memorial for friend who died recently. Just big enough to sit and think of the friendship that person brought to all.

Lovely place to sit, read, or just think

Isn't this just the perfect spot for a bench? IF you click on photo to enlarge, it will be even more lovely!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Old Apple Tree Park Bench

This simple bench is in the Old Apple Tree Park. You can sit on it to view the apple tree (the oldest in the northwest), watch your kids playing in the park or or take a breather before or after you walk the Confluence Bridge which begins there and goes across Hiway 14 to the Fort.

Two benches at Fort Vancouver Reserve

Near the east entrance to the Reserve stand these two comfortable benches to rest your tired feet, especially if you have walked over the Confluence bridge and explored the Fort. The two cannons are replicas made by a high school class and donated to the city.

Bench "to go" . . .

This double bench was in front of a retail store. I can imagine people hauling out their patio furniture in the sprign and placing this bench near the flower beds.

Fishing pier bench

This bench is on the fishing pier on the Columbia River right next to the I-5 bridge. It's a great place to sit and fish or just watch the river action.

Link to another benches blog . . .

Lots of benches here!

Dot gave me this link and if you visit there, you will be sure to find some lovely benches.

I have lots more photos of benches but was trying to spread them out so we could enjoy them. In the meantime, take a look here and enjoy this bloggers benches!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Little hard bench

This bench looks very uncomfortable to me because of the little bumps in the style of it on the seat but it would feel fine if I were tired and needed to sit. If you click on it and enlarge, you will see the "bumps" on the bench and even in its shadow.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Little park bench with arms

I saw this cute bench today when I got off the bus to run an errand. It was in a small park . The arms are different than most benches around here in parks. It looked just big enough for two.