Photography as self-help – Benches

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree. ~Georgia O’Keeffe

As I’ve said about a kajillion times…

Come, sit.

Look. I’m a weirdo. I feel things soooo deeply… and yeah, I kinda/sorta give emotion to inanimate objects. So, sue me.

Ahem.

I’m a sucker for a beautiful bench… especially an empty one! And if it’s overlooking water? Oh! Even better!

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Any ol’ material will do… even a tree trunk and cinder blocks. 🙂

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Sometimes, they look lonely… don’t they? Like they have a personality all their own. They almost break my heart.

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And sometimes, they beckon you to stay awhile. If you find one in the shade… better nab it!

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They’re sturdy little guys… and they keep on waiting for you in all seasons!

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So, here you have a few of my favorite benches. I can’t imagine I’ll stop taking photos when I find them… so you’ll probably see them here and there throughout my blog.

If you should see me out-and-about… and I’m on a bench… come, join me.

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect. – Tom Hodgkinson

And dreamers. He forgot to mention dreamers.