Friday, June 05, 2009

Bench of the week (11)

A post about a bench starting with a picture of a rhododendron? Wait a bit and I will tell you why.

Tjorehagen is a privately made and kept botanical garden north of Bergen. It was made by one person - Olav Tjore. Today it is maintained as a foundation and is continuously being extended. It contains about 2000 trees and bushes, of which about 400 are rare rhododendrons. There are small, lakes, bridges - and of course benches.

So this rhododendron flower was placed in a small glass on the table between two benches.

A very rough hewn table.

But a perfect place to sit down.

Also if you want a seat for yourself

And since it was Sunday when these were shot, a bit of festivity was not out of place.

PS If you wonder why I show you this, I can tell you that my mother was born less than 2 km from here.


I have not made this into a meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. Give me a hint and I'll come visiting.

36 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Nei og nei! Jeg som har en benk som minner litt om denne her, som jeg tenker å poste i morgen! Nå har jeg ikke noen blomster på den - så du får være fornøyd med det du får! :)

Koselig disse naturbenkene! Og bildene dine yter denne lille nydelige plassen full rettferdighet! Der skulle jeg gjerne ha satt meg ned og bare latt tankene fare! men ikke for langt avgårde - for det et slikt sted skal man bare nyte!

Marka said...

Beautiful flowers!

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful post on benches, RuneE, and in such a beautiful setting. My bench post will be up by morning.

Phoenix C. said...

Oh how lovely, RuneE! To have rhododendrons on the table outside like this does look so festive! The natural wood is beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

I would ver much like to set myself on that bench.

PERBS said...

Very nice environment! Of course, that includes yoru favorite flowers!!!!!!! I will post a bench in a bit on my bench blog.

Lew said...

Nice place to go for a sunday outing! Beautiful blooms and a place to sit and look. Rhododendron are one of my favorite flowers.

Dina said...

Rough hewn anything is great!
Wonderful "picnic table" and single chair!
Your mother chose the right area to be born. :)

AVCr8teur said...

This looks like a really peaceful spot. I can sit on their tree chair and just admire the surroundings.

Lara said...

superb images! the glass with flowers is an incredible detail!

Anne said...

En benk etter min smak Rune, så enkel, men dog så vakker. Rosodendrom er jo bare din blost det, og nå ser jeg aldri en uten at jeg tenker på deg, på samme måte som med en måse det vettu...

Benk kommer på min bloggi løpet av dagen, men ført litt jobb sier dama som snart styrter ut av døra.

So long..

Dagrun said...

Rhododendron er nydelig og denne benken var virkelig noe for seg (og se på den stubbestolen)!

Som sagt så klarte jeg å treffe feil dag, så min benk ble publisert onsdag.. neste uke skal jeg treffe bedre.

Malyss said...

So charming and romantic!!
How am I supposed to feel like going on posting benches after such lovely pictures?...
And you dare to say you're not an artist?!!...Ü

VALKYRIEN said...

Nå har jeg lagt ut min første benk! ;)

GMG said...

Hi Rune! Beautiful pictures, lovely post! Loved to see your Northern Summer sky also!!

Want to see Trakai? Blogtrotter has it… Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Det var benk med flott særpreg, flott når det er laget på denne måten. Nydelig med blomsten også :) God helg Rune!

Abe Lincoln said...

These are all very nice photographs and a great story to go with them.

It would be nice if this kind of thing happens to a lot of private property. I know I would like for my place to be maintained as a bird and wildlife sanctuary long after I am gone.

We almost moved to Alaska back in the 1950s. You can read about it on my Bing-it blog.

Holz said...

I like how you told your story through the pics starting up close and then to the full views. It draws you in to see what's in the next pic. Great!

Charlotte said...

Morsom denne benke ideen din. Kjempe flott benk du har funnet selv også :) Jeg har desverre ikke lagt ut benk, men kanskje det blir en neste fredag. Nå ser jeg jo benker på nesten alle blogger jeg besøker :) hihi

Jeni said...

I love rhodedenron -for openers -and the one you have center-stage here is just gorgeous. Love the bench and table as well but the chair set in the tree -now that is really unique and neat!

Besta said...

For noen nydelig bilder, kunne drømme meg helt vekk her.
God helg til deg.

Anne said...

Hele tre benker til deg

Svein said...

Det var en fin plass på jord det der!

Heges fotoblogg said...

Så fint det er der! Leste nettopp en artikkel om Tjorehagen og tenkte jeg burde tatt meg en tur :-)

Monicas Hage said...

En vakker kombinasjon:)

Lakshmi said...

I would love to lie down on a bench like this in a park and dream away

ANNA-LYS said...

Thank You for giving me inspiration to my outdoor furniture outside my cave. Älskar "rotfåtöljen" <3

Landliv said...

Herlig! Fantastisk med slike fotos når man ikke får vært der selv!

Michele said...

A lovely day and place to give rhododendrons a drink of water...

imac said...

Ahh, just to sit and veiw, with a pint or two.
Wonderful my friend.

Petunia said...

Veldig flotte benker og bilder, Rune!!! Kanskje jeg hiver meg på en fredag. Det er mange benker rundt omkring!

Torsdag said...

Bench of the week is a wunderful idea, nothing better as a place to rest and observe.
... and thanks for telling about Tjorehagen.

Hartmut

Pacey said...

Hopped in from Val's post on benches. I hope to come back this friday to post my bench photos, I'll have to dig it out first from my archives.
Today's Blah...

Ida said...

Den hagen skal jeg besøke en vakker dag! :)
Ut fra dine bilder kommer det enda tydligere frem, at dit må jeg, ja.
Sjarmerende benk og veldig flott serie! :)

Marie Reed said...

I'm oooohing and ahhhhing over this weeks bench!

postcardsfromwildwood said...

What a lovely old bench, and you have set it off beautifully with the rhododendrons!
Janice.