Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bench #5 at Washington State University

This is one I will have to get a retake of -- actually, it is 4 benches. I blurred it hurrying to take it before that person with leg in my picture sat down on it! But you get the idea. . .

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bench #4 at Washington State University

This one was on the way to the Student Union from the Visitors parking lot. It looks quite comfortable.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bench #3 at Washington State University

A long bench by the Student Union.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bench #2 at Washington State University

I like the placement of this bench and when I get a chance I am going to go on a hike there on their trail around the University which includes this scene.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bench #1 at Washington State University

I went over there with a few people from our church because Willy was playing in a Christmas concert. It was wonderful and I found several benches as this week will attest to. I plan to go back on the bus and see if I can find even more.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another cement bench at Pythian House

You can see the design around the edges and the legs if you enlarge it by CLICKing on photo. They certainly have enough benches at this place! I was glad I had the opportunity to be there at the right time.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

No bench today -- just a short message in case anyone drops by. Christmas blessings to all!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Another rocker bench at Pythian House

They had three of these. I tried it out and loved sitting there rocking!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Benches for just VINES?????

These two benches were also at the Pythian Home in their courtyard but I felt they deserved their own post since it is obvious they are for plants instead of people! Ü

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Benches in Pythian Home Courtyard

When our church youth group went to the Pythian Home to sing Christmas carols, I saw this last bench through the window so took it through the glass BUT then we got a tour of the garden area so I took all the rest of them. All same style but so nice to have so many to sit and enjoy when walking around outside.

Monday, December 21, 2009

VA Hospital bench #2

Even tho this bench is old and needs paint, I like it because a bunch of people can sit down and have a conversation here.

VA Hospital bench #1

Saw this one when we went caroling with the youth group at the Ceterans Hospital. I know it is blurry but using it until I can go back and re-take it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bench and reflection at

One of the benches I saw at . . .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bench by fire station on Main St.

It doesn't look too inviting but I suppose i you had to have a place to put on or take off your boots, this would work.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wet benches at Marine Park

I was walking through this park on Thursday night to get to a celebration or the man who was our Mayor for 16 years and spotted this. Always have my camera with me so . . .and, YES the grass was very sloshy!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have new benches to put online BUT I must have lost my cord tonight that connects me to the computer with camera so until I get it replaced, I guess I can't blog anymore with photos. sigh I remember taking out my camera to take a photo of the Old Apple Tree on my way to a celebration for our mayor that was mayor for 20 years of service to the city. . . and didn't see it drop. It has been raining so even if I find it again, it probably won't work. SIGH

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bench at Safeway on Hiway 99

I happened to run into this store for some styrofoam cups for an event we were sponsoring at our apartment building and on the way back out the door, I spotted this bench so out came the camera. . .

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wonderful bench in Portland, Maine. . .

If you enjoy benches as much as me, you will love seeing this bench too.

Please click on Appleledge and leave a comment there. Tell him Paulie sent you. Ü

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bench at Smith Tower for flower pots!!!!!!!

I think this originally was meant to be a bench for the residents of Smith Tower but they have obviously turned it into a garden area. . .

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rocker bench at Smith Tower

I sat on this one and rocked for a minute. It was wonderful. Could stand a bit of paint but otherwise a simply wonderful bench!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flower Bench at Smith Tower

I had to run an errand posting ads for our craft sale to this building and I found three different benches outside the main entrance! Come back and see the other two unique benches in following days!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Retirement Home benches by Vancouver Mall

I went to a meeting on Medicare and it was at this retirement home. I was early so I walked around the building and there were benches everywhere!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Family of benches. . .

Except for one bench, it was hard to get a good shot but I think they mostly are all the same style. They were all on one family's patio.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Needing a lick of paint bench . . .

This bench was at the edge of the little park I found in my travels this past week.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Angles" Bench

Do you see 4 V's or do you see two V's and one X? Or maybe you see 2 X's?????? Click on to enlarge and see for yourself how easy it is to see something than you originally did! ALSO, notice the beautiful ironwork between these shapes and the ends of the bench! I find this bench most beautiful!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another bus stop bench

Recently, I had to attend a meeting at a place that was unfamiliar to me but in a big housing unit. I "got lost" several times before locating it but the best part of getting lost is that I discovered many "new" benches! This one, a private citizen chained to the post at a bus stop that did nto have a shelter. Pretty thoughtful, huh? It looks a lot like one I posted before from a private home. . .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Neighborhood Park Bench in Autumn

I saw these two benches in a little park in a subdivision and of course, I had to take a photo!
This is a close up of one.
Although a tad blurry, this shows the leg design on the bench.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Design cement bench

CLICK on to enlarge to see the wonderful designs on the edges of this bench and the legs.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Poor neglected bench!

This must have been a wonderful bench once upon a time . . .

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Interesting slat shades for this bench . . .

The front of this bench makes it look old but it is because of the painting which has different slats, different shades of color. I especially like the way the slats curve up the back and there is no break between the back slats and the seating portion. I have no idea now where I found this bench in Vancouver on one of my walks.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bench in the shadows. . .

No idea where I found this bench, just that my camera captured it recently.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bench by auto licensing place

Nice, big soft bench outside the auto licensing place. No, I wasn't going there -- I never learned how to drive! It was in the same huge building as the Voter's Registration place and I did not get my ballot to vote by mail so I went by there to pick one up. Just never know where you will find a bench. Someone commented on my other blog that I probably take my camera everywhere I go. YES!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bench outside Hough Swimming Pool

I finally went over to get the schedule of free swim at Hough Pool and was greeted by this bench as I entered the door. I can hardly wait to go try put the pool. It is connected to the school and the students get swimming lessons at certain times during the year. The rest of the time it is open to the general public, including evenings. It will be just like me to go swimming on our first snwo day this winter. lol

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shoe department bench

Not an exciting bench but a good one to use to sit down and try on your shoes. . .

Monday, November 16, 2009

Corner benches

See the two benches in the corner near the fence? I can spot a bench anywhere!!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New bus stop bench downtown

I may have found others similar in the last two years but this is new in this location so decided to post it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bench #4 at Hough School

This bench is similar to the one I purchased this summer but not the same because of several differences.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bench #3 at Hough School

CLICK on to enlarge to see the tropical scene on the bench.