Wednesday

Bench Collection


Rest and be thankful.
~ William Wordsworth

29 comments:

June said...

I love your composition. All of the elements play a part in making this an intriguing photo. You got a good one here!

KathyLikesPink said...

I love benches too. The bottom photo is really outstanding. Would make a nice enlargement.

bluemountainmama said...

in the second photo, it almost looks like a painted canvas behind the bench. and the bench looks lonely in the first one. nice shots....

imac said...

Beautiful photos and benches for your wordless wednesday.

Bill said...

I love the trees in the background!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Kerri...
ha! I found another Bench poem for you..

THE OLD MAN ON THE BENCH

From tattered pants pocket he opens a paper
carefully unfolding it from a quarter,
to a half, to a whole. Then eases his slender frame upon a college bench warming himself
within the cuts of embedded initials
Bifocals rest unevenly below his nose
cartilage as he reads the smudged print
He bows as if dozing then speaks through me
to my blanket and books, "she had hair of copper
that flowed in the wind. A crinkled frown would
form on her forehead when the words weren't quite to her liking
For hours she sat on her blanket composing
and decomposing as silver rings of nicotine
formed curls of silky halos around her head"
He quickly silenced clutching the paper
as a warm gust grasp for it then looked upward
to a cumulus cloud and smiled, as if he knew
of life's continuity with heaven

Hilary said...

I had to come see your blog, and I'm glad that I did. I saw your comment over at Moi's blog, about how this was the first winter you've truly enjoyed. That's a thought I've had repeatedly through this season, so I had to click on your link and I'm so glad I did.

There's a familiarity to your photos. You tend to capture the same kind of images that I like to snap... birds, plant life, and even the occasional bench (albeit mine are snow-covered).

I'm glad I scrolled through several pages of your blog. You're now on my must visit list. :)

happyone said...

Yes, I know how you love those benches and these are terrific pictures. I like benches too.

Laurie said...

Benches are in my top 10 favorite subjects. Nice ones here.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I like both shots.
Pretty soon our Canadian benches will be sittable again, once the snow finally melts!

Jenty said...

I absolutely love the second one! The blurriness gives it a misty look.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

yeh Kerri,
This is a wonderfull bench indeed, I have a lot of benches in my photo-archive, I should post them all together. that is maybe an idea, Have a good day!

Greeting from ABC's 'J' JoAnn :)

laura said...

peaceful. :)

CG said...

I love these...especially the second. Remarkable...outstanding!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful shots. The second one makes me think of Pi!

Jeff B said...

The perspective of the second one makes the bench look like an arch that you would walk under when you got to the top of the hill.

Ms. Math said...

Your second photo is absolutely gorgeous! The trees look amazing and the whole shot put together feels very magical. Great work!

Willard said...

Good photographs, Kerri! I agree with your thoughts about the background on the bottom one. I like it a lot!

quintarantino said...

Love the second photo ...

Mary said...

Kerry, I like benches, too. They can tell a story... We all need benches.

Meggie said...

Love your bench shots, especially the second one with the trees in the background...outstanding!

Annie said...

It's true, Kerri, that the bottom photo is unusual and truly a marvel.

Paulie said...

OH! I love that last bench too with the background of trees -- almost looks like frost on the window instead of trees. I have been collecting photos of benches too. Figured one day you or someone would start a meme about benches. I will s tart focusing on the background now as you did since I love that idea. . . I had been getting mostly benches alone with the exception of snowy benches! lol

MedaM said...

I like your bench photos very much, especially the one with those trees in the background. It really looks special!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful, amazing how many different benches there are. I like the second one

wildcatsthree said...

what a great collection of bench shots.

Anita Bower said...

Yes, I also like the trees in the bottom photo. Nice composition also.

Mike said...

I like this!

Suzi-k said...

i also love benches, i think it is something to do with the way they seem to invite you to chill out for a while! That bottom pic is spectacular, just love the atmosphere!

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