Friday, September 04, 2009

Bench of the week (23)

This week I'm back at Tjorehagen, a garden I have shown you before (1, 2). Enjoying the beauty of such a garden is both an emotional and a physical challenge. What is then better than to sit down even on "common" garden benches and digest what one has seen?

Looking the other way we see what looks like an old stone bridge - maybe that also might be worth an inspection?

And it is...

Tjorehagen specializes in rare species of rhododendron. We don't leave without at least one. It may help us through the autumn darkness that approaches.


My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one and post them on Fridays. This is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays (or any other day for that matter), they are of course welcome to do so. I have therefore not made a blog roll, but visits to my former posts (see archives in the sidebar), to the previous mentioned sites and to Gerald's site Ackworth Born, Gone West (he keeps a small tab of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

35 comments:

Tom said...

Commen or not they most certainly are worth while to be sat on... and admired. The bride is a cracker and one I would spend even more time admiring...

I have a bench for you today on Wiggers World and I have included a link to a nice site as well.

Tom

James said...

Beautiful!

Gallow said...

Beautiful photos. I have had a hard time getting my sky's that blue. (Even when I use a circular polarizer filter.) Maybe we have to much moister in the air around here. Your photo's skies are beautiful blues.

I've posted my bench of the week at http://sg-photo.blogspot.com/

Raph G. Neckmann said...

How beautiful and uplifting! The benches look somehow joyous in this bright place. Is it very dark in Autumn where you are?

PS I have a rocker on my post today, which I'll be using as a bench out in the garden!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

How beautiful and uplifting! The benches look somehow joyous in this bright place. Is it very dark in Autumn where you are?

PS I have a rocker on my post today, which I'll be using as a bench out in the garden!

Barbara Martin said...

A perfect location for benches, near a path with a bridge and flowing water. Ah, to sit in the sun reflecting.

My bench is up.

PERBS said...

I like your common wooden ones. . . nothing the matter with them. The orange one with the beautiful ironwork is super! AND the bridge might even serve as a bench while one ponders the stream below. Come and see mine -- I posted it early.

Jeni said...

You know how much I enjoy and appreciate your photographs -and especially those of the water and/or your benches series. But one thing I think they do too is to make me jealous of how many places there seem to be in your surrounding where people can go, walk, sit, look at the beauty of the area and just relax. Much as I do love the little village where I live, sadly there is nothing at all like these scenes here, where one can walk and then sit and relax and appreciate the beauty around. Wish there were something like this though as I can always use a place to sit and catch my breath, rest up as it were, for the rest of any walk around my town.

Tristan said...

Beautiful garden.

Vaggelis said...

wonderful compositions and colors

ArneA said...

Beautiful!
How does it look like in the rising autumn

John said...

A lovely spot with the old benches; I love the bridge.

Anne said...

Nydleig nok en gang Rune, men i mitt litt for ryddige hode hadde nok jeg satt den røde på en litt annen plass ja :-))
Utrolig vakre omgivelser da, og at en der har behov for en benk slik at en kan nyte disse omgivelser skjønner en godt.

Slenge inn jeg også denne fredagen, men nå nok sitting, skal en ha litt likevekt og balanse her, må en opp av stolen litt også.

Ha en god fredag min venn.
Klem fra Ane

Pam said...

Beautiful benches and scenery RuneE. Mine's posted.

Dina said...

A magical place, just right for you.

My bench is very modest but with a story underneath it.

Ackworth born said...

O I like the stone bridge.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Så flotte områder dette var, da er det godt med en benk til å hvile beina og nyte alt som er rundt der :) Ha en fin helg Rune!

Malyss said...

I like the "almost wild" side of the place: someone works in the garden, just enough to make it beautyful, but not too much; There are flowers everywhere, in a pretty disorder; benches are in a rank, but the rank is not perfect.. All that gives charm to the place, the bridge being the final touch, with its old stones!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That looks like a garden I'd enjoy walking through since it's famous for its rhododendrons. I grew up where rhodos grew wild in the woods...but back then didn't know how special they would be in my memories.

The benches may be common but look comfortable as well.

My bench post:
http://eastgwillimburywow.blogspot.com/2009/09/at-sunset-bench.html

VALKYRIEN said...

Vanlig eller ikke: det var da et uvanlig vakkert sted de står! Og da spiller det ingen rolle! Den broen gjorde jo også stedet veldig sjarmerende. Flotte bilder som viser benk og plass verdt å besøke!

Har lagt ut min nå!
Ha en fin helg Rune!

Heges fotoblogg said...

Neste vår MÅ jeg få tatt en tur til Tjorehagen. Jeg har lyst til å gå rett inn i bildet ditt og sette meg på en av benkene :)

GAWO said...

Jeg har bare kjørt forbi (mange fine MC turer utover til den kanten) men nå er det snart på tide og ta en god lang stopp der. Er det bare åpent etter avtale, eller er det som i Arboretet på Milde, fritt fram?

Jeg har en benk på lur og lurer litt på om jeg skal poste den. Skal tenke på de....

Bildene dine er så fine. Får lyst til å besøke stedet etter å ha sett dette.

Annie said...

Here is my first offereing for Benches on Friday.

http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2009/09/visual-norway-offers-informal-photo.html

I'm looking forward to visiting all of you.

Viola said...

Ja, denne blir jeg med på. Jeg har satt inn mitt benke-bidrag HER.

Viola said...

Og nydelige benker du har tatt bilder av, glemte jo helt å si det. En vakker gammel bro også! Og bildene er flotte som alltid! :)

Prospero said...

That's a gorgeous rhododendron, Rune.

richies said...

What a lovely place for a bench

An Arkies Musings

sunnymama said...

What a beautiful garden! The perfect spot to sit down :)

Marka said...

A trio of benches so one can bring a number of good friends along!

Lew said...

The benches are great and the delicate hues in the rhododendron are exquisite!

ChrisJ said...

These are good old fashioned benches. The little bridge is perfect. Wonder where it lead?

bARE-eYED sUN said...

yet another enjayable visit, thank you.

we'll keep in mind the bench theme as we make our way to NY, we'll let you know how it works out.

thanks again for another lovely post.

:-)

..
.ero

Dagrun said...

Så nydelig et sted, og mange benker samlet er helt topp når man er på søndagstur sammen store og små.

Vakker rhododendron også.

Dagrun said...

Så nydelig et sted, og mange benker samlet er helt topp når man er på søndagstur sammen store og små.

Vakker rhododendron også.

GAWO said...

Fant en benk til deg. Kikker du innom er det bare p slå seg ned.