Friday, June 12, 2009

Bench of the Week (12)

This week I'm still at Tjorehagen. It is a garden full of small surprises. The benches come in all varieties. Here it is nature's own stone that has been used.

And once again - stone.

In fact - they are together along a peaceful path - ideal for lingering and looking around.

What you may see? You might find yourself overlooking a small pond (yes, there really is one) with colourful bushes and trees mirroring in the water.

And of course a rhododendron...


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.

30 comments:

Heges fotoblogg said...

Det MÅ visst bli tur til Tjorehagen ser jeg! Disse benkene var utrolig fikst laget, også så fint de bidrar til stemningen og utformingen av hagen.

Pacey said...

Great bench, really cozy and perfect for meditation, one reason why I also love to photograph benches. Will be back later if I've already posted my bench. :)

Marka said...

Another great rhododendron photo!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

These photographic memes help harmonize people all over the world in their appreciation of life.

I took pictures about anything as you do.

You are specializing photographic blog. I am into smorgasbord about everything.

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Phoenix C. said...

Oh I just love these relaxed, natural looking benches! And the view - superb! I love rhododendrons too, and the different coloured foliage in the photo.

I'm earlier with my bench today!

PERBS said...

Can't beat Mother Nature for design of a bench! Mine is up also on my bench blog and in a way it is about other nature too.

Barbara Martin said...

Nature seems to be a collective thought here. Your benches and surroundings are perfect as usual, RuneE. Each photo tells a little story which is part of the whole.

My bench is up.

Ackworth born said...

love the cool pond!

Anne said...

Nydelig Rune!!! Og benkerhelt i min stil :-))

Har ingen benk til deg denne uka jeg da, men en veldig høy stol havnet i bloggen min i dag :-) Galskapen lenge leve!!

Ha en kjekk helg, regner med du drar til hytta. Kos deg min venn, både med og uten kamera.

Klem fra Anne

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Det var et nydelig område det der, kjempefine bilder Rune.

God helg!

imac said...

What a wonder of Nature my friend.

Dina said...

Can there be anything better than old stone, for benches, buildings, altars...?! Thank you for these photos!

Rune, I join you today with an interesting bench in Jerusalem. It is coupled with some sadness, however.

Pacey said...

Ha, you might want to sit on my bench now. :) Come see it for yourself.

Malyss said...

An other "wild" bench, made of local resources.It Perfectly matches with the surrounding, which is really beautyful. To sit there, among the flowers, in a sun ray, listening to the silence...(blissful sigh..)

PS: Thank you for the norvegian (and danish)word!

TorAa said...

I must say this garden looks like a natural paradise. Who on Earth would have believed this is Norway?

Excellent Photos.

Monicas Hage said...

Utrolig mange flotte benker rundt omkring:) Og Rhododendroen er jo bare vakker.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

even these makeshift benches are more obvious than our own - come by my blog and see today's bench!

Regina said...

So great. I might participate. Maybe later.

Marie said...

Oi, her var det vakkert Rune :)

Flott dokumentert gjennom kameralinsa di :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Her var det da utrolig deilig å gå tur! De steinbenkene er jo så flotte! Det er bra at man kan finne slike løsninger istedet for å sette ut noe plastgreier på et slikt sted.

Nydelig dam også. Et sted for god tankevirksomhet det der! :)
Får se om jeg får rotet meg til en benk jeg også....men finner ikke igjen den jeg hadde tenkt! Den var faktisk av stein den også!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Stone benches such as these look great in gardens with paths through them. What a gorgeous azalea!

AVCr8teur said...

It looks like peaceful places to sit, but I think I would need a cushion.

Jeni said...

Just when I think you've posted the most beautiful pictures of places around your home, in your country (and a few others too, I might add) you come back with something like this and outdo yourself, all over again! Awesome pics, Rune!

Wenche said...

Ser ut som ein fantastisk plass å rusle ein tur. Benken var stilig også. Den er laga etter min smak. Steinbenkar er og blir stilige:)

Ha ei super helg!

GMG said...

Hi Rune! What a fabulous garden! As for the bench, I must confess I've seen some moree comfortable... ;))

Blogtrotter has a nice lunch location for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend! I’m having the benefit of the holidays in Portugal this week... ;))

Dagrun said...

SÅ flott en benk da!! For et flott sted.

(Jeg har måttet stå over alt fra benker til skyer denne uken, pga naudsynt tjenestereise... men kommer sterker tilbake:)

VALKYRIEN said...

Har fått postet min benk nå....men finner ikke den av stein! Må ta en ny tur ser det ut til....:)

bARE-eYED sUN said...

we love your compositional use of light and shadow. but, more than this, you've captured the stone texture wonderfully {one needs to expand the photo to fully appreciate this.

thank you for your post.

c'ya again soon

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.ero

RennyBA said...

Nothing is as recreational as nature and this pics is as natural as you can get - breath taking!

Btw: Sorry I haven't been around that much lately. Have been travelling and my first post from Budapest is up.

Sandy said...

Oh this is exquisite! Came over from ChrisJ's blog...