Friday, January 17, 2014

Benches

I had a strong urge to sit on a bench and contemplate Nature today. So on the way to the grocery store I walked through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park and visited a bench on the shores of the north duck pond and a bench on the Upland Trail at the edge of the upland meadow. I sat on that last one and contemplated the view.




"The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth."
 – Chief Seattle

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
– Rachel Carson

"Man's heart away from Nature becomes hard."
– Standing Bear

Photos © 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger

5 comments:

  1. That first bench looks brand new! Snow is coming! :)

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  2. I love that red bench.

    And the third photo with the clump of trees looks so much like several studies I recently shot while visiting family in Southern Illinois. For a second, I wondered how you got one of my photos!
    (Yours is so much better, I quickly realized my mistake.... heh..)

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    1. Heh, heh! Flattery will get you anything! But you don't have to take great pictures because you use them as the studies for great paintings.

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  3. Best bench photos I've seen in a while, Roy.

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