Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Favorite Park and My Favorite Bench

Looking Left

Looking Right
Newtown, Pa (Tyler State Park) Schofield Ford Covered Bridge over the Neshaminy Creek
I haven't had much time for blogging or taking pictures lately but yesterday was such a beautiful day so I decided to walk in the park near my apartment. It's a big park with several entrances and plenty of wooded trails. I took my point and shoot camera and clicked away. The two photos above are straight out of the camera snapshots of one of my favorite spots. It's nice to see how this place changes with the seasons. Most of the time I get to enjoy these views all to myself except for the occasional dog walker or horseback rider. I dedicate this post to my friend Malyss in Nice France who has a daily blog about benches. I never really noticed benches before I started following her blogs "Chronicals from the shore" and "Benches on my way"

35 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James, you live in such a lovely neighborhood!
Glad that you have sun there!
The bench is very special and it also reminds me our friend Malyss.I could be there in this bench chatting with her for hours ( in French maybe LOL speak is easy but to write...).
Please can you send me some sunshine?
hugs
Léia

Stephani said...

I love park benches! Especially when you find them in beautiful surroundings.

Gine said...

Belle dédicace pour notre amie Malyss ! On a envie de se promener dans ce parc qui semble si éloigné de la ville ... Sympa !

Jan said...

I love all the reflections in these two shots. When I looked at the top photo, I thought, Wow a blanket behind the bench. The second photo made it clear that it was a patch of snow, reluctant to melt.

imac said...

James, I whole heartedly agree, it a Beauty spot.

The Painting Queen said...

Happy to have found your blog that features a part of the world I grew up around! So nice to see familiar places in your reflective photographs. Lovely.

Owen said...

Looks like a beautiful spot to just sit and watch the river flow...

I wonder who Tyler was. Down in Delaware County there is a place by Ridley Creek State Park called Tyler Arboretum. Worth a trip if you haven't been before, as is Ridley Creek park... lots of pretty old houses around there. (both pretty and old, I mean...)

I like the patch of snow in the shade of the bench.

Luis Gomez said...

Great spot James! Beautiful image.

Malyss said...

Oh, James you're sooooo kind! THANK YOU!
I especially love the snow remaining right in the shadow of the bench!
And the view on this gorgeous covered bridge is so wonderful!
I have a lovely picture in my head: all my friends sitting all together on benches set around a fire, talking, laughing and sharing a good moment..It's not only a dream, it's a hope!

Carolyn Ford said...

OH...the covered bridge! I could really get excited if I spotted one of those! You have a very nice spot almost entirely for yourself, James!

nonizamboni said...

A lovely spot indeed. . and the nice refleactions are duly noted.
We have nearly 70" of accumulated snow here in the Twin Cities, so you can imagine it was nice for me to see some brown grass showing in your pics.

Dorian Susan said...

Oooh James, I know right where this is. Used to walk my dogs there. A lovely spot indeed.

AMALTEA said...

A landcape that anticipates a beautiful spring.

Greetings

Rebecca said...

Yesterday I took a little field trip over to Historic Fallsington. Have you been there? It has a collection of historic buildings all within walking distance of each other, a visitor center and a gift shop. A very nice spot! I took LOTS of photos. Posted one today.

Lorac said...

What a great covered bridge! I think I would enjoy a stroll in your park.

Sunny said...

With that lovely scenery, I can understand why this is your favorite park. The covered bridge is fantastic.
I was taking pictures of benches the other day...great minds again!
☼ Sunny

Stickup Artist said...

How lovely! That clear blue sky reflecting in the water against all the browns makes a fabulous contrast, as does the smooth water against all the other textures. And that covered bridge! What could be more perfect.

PS. May-June, Wildflowers in the desert!!!

T. Becque said...

That bridge is fantastic, and what a perfect rectangle of snow behind that bench!

Pat said...

Looks like the ideal place to sit and contemplate life!

Naturedigital said...

I am looking at your beautiful photographs and imagining that place in spring.
Costas

TOP-GRAF said...

The art of the painting and the photograph in them exceeds for a universe of enchantment and magic! Congratulations!

Francisca said...

What a lovely day you've got there, James! Whatever is keeping you busy, I'm glad you went out to capture this pretty scene to share. I can take a deep breath and feel the crisp fresh air. That little blanket of snow hiding in the shade of the bench tells me it's too cold for my tropical-acclimatised blood, but nonetheless, such a charming spot. That wonderful covered wood bridge could be linked to Sunday bridges. And I'm sure all the reflections have not escaped your notice. :-D

Anki said...

Thank you for showing these pictures.

Dimple said...

I can understand why it is a favorite spot; it's beautiful!

Evelyn said...

Fantastic spot - I love the covered bridge. But must be quite scary being in the middle... it would be so dark... Happy Weekend.

Regina said...

Beautiful wintry scenes!

Ann said...

why is there snow behind the bench?

MacDougal Street Baby said...

What a beautiful covered bridge. And such a tranquil spot. I can understand why it's a favorite of yours.

DawnTreader said...

You seem to be a little further along with spring than we are here... Fascinated by those covered bridges, I always wondered why they were built like that?

Pat Tillett said...

What a great place to take a seat and watch the river run by! Even better in a month or so... very nice James!

Reader Wil said...

I like your photos and the bench is very inviting. What is the blue patch behind the bench on both your photos?

Lew said...

Love the covered bridge! And interesting spot of snow in the shade of the bench.

ruma said...

Hello, JAMES.

The form of the wooden bridge is very rare in my country.
It has a deep flavor of the history.

Gentle sunlight seems to show the change of the season...

ruma

Rose said...

I love the view...and wish I was sitting on that bench.

tapirgal said...

This is beautiful! I can see why you love it here.