Monday, October 8, 2012

Picturesque; Lonesome

There is something enchanting about a scenic, rainy day picture.

A fall-time picture.

Especially when it features a single, lonely, wet bench.

Photographers cannot deny their lenses opportunities such as these.

We cannot tear our eyes away.

The empty wood calls out to us.

For the warmth of a human body.

A break from the dreary leaves and rain.

And yet...
                we do not sit.

Pants need to stay dry. Lives are too busy.

The rain and leaves make a lovely scene, nothing more.

We only have time to look.

To pause.

Take the scene in.

Perhaps take a picture.

And then... we walk away.

The bench is left as it was found.



The scene preserved in a photograph.



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  1. Hi there! Visiting you from the GFC blog hop. I am already a follower of yours but I thought I would drop in and say hello anyways. Those pictures are just gorgeous. ahhh, I love fall!
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    Have a terrific Tuesday!

  2. You have a beautiful eye.


  3. I agree with you and would be taking the same pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  4. absolutely gorgeous photos! why is fall the best season to photograph? all the pretty colors and falling leaves

  5. Beautiful post. I absolutely love everything about it from the pictures to the words. Popping over from the GFC blog hop and love your blog!

  6. Beautiful pictures! I'm your newest follower. Came over from Return the Favor hop.

  7. Hi Ashley! I'm a new follower from the GFC blog hop! These pictures are just beautiful!! And your words right along with them so well.

    The autumnal colors in your area are stunning. We have yet to have our leaves turn and they likely won't for some time. Our fall doesn't last very long, unfortunately.

  8. That was so beautifully written! I love all the pictures. ITs crazy how life gets sometimes that we never stop to just enjoy all the beauty around

  9. These photos are beautiful!!

    Just found you through the blog hop! I am a new follower, excited to read more! Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

  10. Beautiful photos!

    I'm stopping over from the blog hop at Let Them Eat Cake!

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  11. Autumn is so beautiful, your pictures really capture this. And such beautiful words.

    I'm stopping over from the blog hop and am now following.
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  12. It really is a lovely group of photos.

  13. Wow, those are fantastic photos! Fall is such a beautiful season and you captured it so perfectly. Lovely poetry too, we do need to slow down sometimes and just sit on the bench.

    New Follower, I look forward to getting to know you!


  14. Hello! I found your blog on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower and hoping you'll follow back :)