Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Memorial Bench

This bench is near the Veterans memorial but it is a friendship bench. Under the snow on the left side, is the story of the Chinook Indians and the first settlers to this area.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another bench for sale . . .

I saw this one first when looking for something at Christmas time. I liked the shelf with baskets under it. Could come in handy on a lazy day when you want something close to you -- like lunch or books or binoculars, etc.

Bench and Reflection

A very simple bench...used mostly while trout
fishing at this pond. I really liked the reflection that is shown
in the pond...almost like a two for one again.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bench for sale!

I saw this when out Christmas shopping.

Two Benches in One Shot

This was taken back in June when I went on my "bench outing".
I thought it was neat that I could get two in one shot :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Double duty back to back bench at mall

Saw this one just as one enters the main doors of the mall. It is nice to sit on and wait for a bus when the weather is too cold to sit on the outdoor benches for bus.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bench by Target department store

This is the third try at capturing these on my camera. For some reason, the first two tries were unsuccessful. I was determined to get them since I did not have any red benches yet. They had 4 of them in the front of the store.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snowy brick bench

It really isn't bricks but it looks an awful lot like the brick wall in the background. . .

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another photo of December snow bench

Hopefully, this is a better view of the bench I posted the other night. Once again, just a little snow. Today is the third time it snowed but we sure aren't getting much while all around us, cities are getting much more. CLICK on to enlarge and see the beautiful wood. This is truly a beautiful bench placed curbside facing a house.

Bench at Marshall Center

I like the style of this bench. I think I may have posted one similar but this one is a new bench because I had never been to the Marshall Center before.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Double stone bench

I went to a Christmas bazaar at a senior center last Saturday and found these double stone benches. Don't look comfortable but if one had to wait, anything to sit down on helps, I guess.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For sale table bench

Saw this when I was out shopping for Christmas. Would love to have it if I had room!

Monday, December 15, 2008

December Snow Bench

Well, it snowed Sunday but not much. I watched it from the big picture windows in the narthex at church. I was in charge of the Cookie Walk and couldn't leave to take photos. That is when I saw the most snow but it was really blowing off the parking lot fast. When I left around noon, there wasn't much snow to take photos of -- across the river in Oregon, they got all the snow! We just have the freezing cold and it was just 14 degrees. So then I had a meeting when I got home in the apartment building. Just after 4:00, I was finally "free" to try to get some photos but had to have a bite to eat since all I had all day so far was a cookie. Then I went outside to take some photos of the remaining snow and was very unsuccessful. I can't figure out how to take a flash photo with my new camera -- it looks like is "automatic" and I have no control over it. I have to read more of the booklet, I guess.

Anyway, now that I have made excuses for my not so good grainy photo, here's the surprise I found near my home. It was two cold to walk more than two blocks and this bench was definitely not there a short time back. It is in a weird place near the curb facing the house so hope it doesn't disappear before I can get a better photo. How I miss my old camera!

Oops! Forgot to upload photo -- will get it up asap

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bench by red door

Just another neighborhood bench that looks like it is cared for.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brown and white bench

I wish I had dared go up on this porch like I did another time. . . I can't tell if this is a completely wooden bench or if there is metal involved. When enlarged, the legs and other white parts look like metal.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Home made bench for one

It was probably a nice seat once upon a time. Looks like they even tried to make it more comfy with a pillow. I wonder if they built it?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Bench Along a Trail

I found this bench on July 1st of this year along
a walking trail near the Coal Mining Heritage Park.

White matching railing bench

I wonder if they made this bench from the scraps of lumber from the rail? Whatever, it is a pretty bench for one! (Hope you don't miss my green bench below also.)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bench at Elementary School

One day last June, my daughter and I set out to find some
benches. This is one I found at the local Elementary School.

Green bench at VA hospital

Found this colorful bench when we went over to the VA hospital to deliver handmade things we had knitted or crocheted for their Christmas shopping for Vets in the hospital for their families.

I found several benches there and will be posting them eventually.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bench at the Park

A bench at Hethwood Park. I took this in October.
Sad to say that all of this color is now gone until next year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another Norwegian bench from Rune E

Please go here to see a neat stone bench in Norway. You won't be sorry. Also, if you read a couple posts above it, he shows what the view is like from that stone bench.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bench from Tennessee

A bench I came upon while visiting in Tennessee.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Neighborhood bench

I don't know how I missed this bench except that I usually walk on the other side of the street. . . CLICK to enlarge.

Another snow covered bench

One more bench in the snow!!

I guess everyone missed this one because there were no comments so am repeating it again. This is not from this year as winter hasn't arrived yet.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gorgeous Bench!!!!!

This is what I saw through the porch railings. Horrible photo, I know.

It was such a unique bench, I got up my courage and went up on their porch to get a photo. This is what I was rewarded with for doing so:

Bench at the Outlet Mall

I hate to shop! While others were in the stores looking for bargains
last weekend....I was outside taking pics.
This is a bench at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowy bench on Discovery Trail

I walk this trail in all seasons.

Another snow covered bench

One more bench in the snow!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bench facing snow

I didn't even realize I had this bench. I was taking photos of the snow a couple years back. Searching for snow photos to use with my poetry, I ran across it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another snowy bench

This was from a couple winters back. . . I was looking for snow photos for my poems on my main blog and found it and others.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bench by pond in the snow

I started a new blog over at scrapblog with photos and poems and when looking for a winter photo for that, I saw this bench full of snow. Even the snow has a resting place! Ü

This duck pond is one fo my favorite places to go any time of the year but the snow around it intrigues me and to find a bench covered in snow is such a pretty fixture in this setting.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Restroom bench

They had a bench in the Ladies restroom at Target! Of course I had to take a picture. . .

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bench on the water

A friend had just a corner of this bench on her blog post and I was kidding her about not getting the whole thing in her photo. So, she sent me this photo to show she had done it. Kinda a neat place for a bench!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Elevator Bench

They are working on the elevators in our apartment building over the next 6 months. This is the kind of bench we have in them now. They won't be installing benches in the new elevators and that is our loss! We are hoping to send a petition to get benches re-installed in the newly refurbished elevators.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chained bench/neglected porch

The people must care about this bench since they chained it to their porch so it won't "walk off." BUT it doesn't look like they care about the rest of their house.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Farmers Market benches

I showed one of these before. Just before the Farmers Market closed for the season, they had lots of these black foldable benches so thought it was worth another post. There are 5 sets!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rune's Bench in Norway

Well, he found it anyway and decided to share.

Rune's find

Monday, November 17, 2008

Detailed stone bench

Look at all the detail on the legs! This is a very attractive garden bench.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jantzen Beach Mall benches

Walked through the halls of the shopping center to get back to the bus and found these.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bus bench

I went across the river to Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon and waited on this bench for the bus to take me home.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bench and Gazebo

A pond is nearby with geese and ducks.
A wonderful spot to take in the view of God's creation!

A Nice Place to Rest

One of my favorite spots!

The other Fall stone bench

This is another one I found the same day as the last bench.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Simple stone bench in Fall

This one and another are almost the same style. I will put the other one on tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wooden Garden Bench

This bench was in a garden area. I like the wood slats. I took two photos and this si the best I could get of it without going into their yard!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Related to a bench . . . Ü

I have never seen a resting place like this one so included it here also.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Woven" metal bench

Although I took two photos of this bench, you can't really see its beauty. It is most unique and elegant with the patterns and curves.! You realize the owners appreciate fine things besides the bench when you see the single decorative metal chairs in the background against the house too.