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Friday, 14 December 2018

The lure of a bench

Seeing them these cold days makes me shiver, though I have enjoyed them immensely in warmer weather. Benches have a tendency to draw you to them, though the temperature can be off-putting. Such is the magic of a bench, whatever the design or location, though some of my favourites are by the sea. This time of year, they represent hope.


This bench in North Rustico was inviting but it was too cold to sit and ponder or just enjoy the setting.





The bench at the end of the boardwalk in Summerside 





has a distant view of the Confederation Bridge, making it a great place to sit for a time. Not today!





Benches can be battered as well as snow covered.





This long bench comes with its own cover.





Some benches, like the one below, will wait until spring for their next guests.





And some are a perfect part of the scenery any time of year!









21 comments:

DJan said...

Wonderful pictures of benches in various modes of inactivity. I woke this morning to an amazingly warm temperature after a warm wind blew all night long. Doesn't feel right to be this warm! :-)

Tomoko said...

Now it is 11P.m. and very warm here.
Your freezing photos make me feel cold!
They are simply beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend,Marie.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I don't need much of an excuse to sit down on a warm day either. Lots of the benches on my local nature reserve are in memory of those who used to enjoy walking there. What finer memorial could one have?

Anvilcloud said...

Benches are good subjects. On Flickr, I sometimes post a bench on Monday, as do others. HBM - Happy Bench Monday.

Tabor said...

Our weather is stable and rain will bring a slight warming tomorrow. Snow is almost all gone. I do like benches and am now keeping my eye out due to your post.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The older I get, the more I want to see a lot of benches in public spaces! I need to sit down!

William Kendall said...

Splendid places to sit!

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

lonely benches, but beautiful views.

have a great day

Rhodesia said...

We have not seen snow as yet but I am getting colder as each day passes!!! Take care Diane

Joanne Noragon said...

A little too cold for me.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so grateful for the beauty your artist's eye gives us. And looking longingly at those cool scenes.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the view of the beach and water are pretty. It does look cold there, too cold to sit on the bench. I like the last shot with the plant between the two benches. Nice captures of the shadows too. Enjoy your day and have a happy weekend!

bill burke said...

Stunning views with those nice benches to sit and enjoy. Like you said, "but not today".:)

Barbara said...

Lots of lovely benches to sit and think deep thoughts - when the weather is right.

Shammickite said...

No bench sitting for me until those seats warm up a bit!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such wonderful photographs …

All the best Jan

Mage said...

Oh Burrrrrr'''and the one bench seems to be bending under the snow weight.

Stewart M said...

Very little can beat a well placed bench! Especially when you have good company and a coffee!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Debbie said...

Beautiful winterscapes!! We have not had any snow yet!!

The Happy Whisk said...

I like the snow prints in the one photo!

Catarina said...

They look inviting all year round... : )