Friday, August 27, 2010

Best Seats in the Room Without Walls

This is where I take most of my sunset photos. This outdoor furniture is definitely not from Crate and Barrel or Frontgate or even that hoity toity GrandenRoad catalog which continues to arrive in my mailbox even though I have never ordered anything from them.  This furniture is from the place in the woods where the pine heaved a big sigh two winters ago and then lay down to rest across my driveway.  (Almost all the trees in my woods find some way to lay (lie?) across my driveway when they are ready to 'leaf' this world.)


And if I have been very good that day, and it has not rained recently, I can watch this masterful painting commence comfortably.  If there has been a recent rain, the end of the log, where I place my butt, holds the water like a sponge and makes sooty marks on my back side as I ignore that icky cold wet feeling seeping through my shorts while watching the beauty unfold as shown below.



18 comments:

Deborah Carr said...

Maybe you need a waterproof cushion...but then again, looking at this view, there can not be another thing that you really need. Wet butt is just part of the package.

Looks idyllic.

Leah J. Utas said...

Sunsets on water are some of my absolute favourites. I'd sit there, to, wet butt be damned.

Dave King said...

That's just fabulous - the whole dan g show!

Erratic Thoughts said...

This is just amazing...I need a book, music in my system and such divine place....that's it..I can frame the moment forever!
Beautiful...

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for suffering through Wet Bottom Syndrome to bring us such beauty!

Brian Miller said...

thats ok, it is worth the damp...and that is some of my favorite furniture...have a wonderful weekend!

slommler said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous sunset! Worth the dampness seeping in for sure!!
Beautiful!!
Hugs
SueAnn

lakeviewer said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granny Annie said...

I would make a reservation to linger there:)

One Woman's Journey said...

Notice you have two seats - reserve the other for me. I love this kind of outdoor furniture. Two long logs by my drive are my favorite sitting place. The image is magnifient :)

Pauline said...

such a fabulous sunset photo - no wonder you don't pay any attention to the damp!

You lie down, you lay something down, so those trees would be lying down before they "leaf" ;)

Jean said...

Lovely photos. I like your outdoor seating. :)

Manzanita said...

My kind of furniture. You can almost hear the gentle ripple of the water.
A new follower
Manzanita
wanna buy a duck

Fickle Cattle said...

I love those seats, wet buttocks notwithstanding.

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Rachel Cotterill said...

I would put up with water seeping into my pants for that view! :D

Hilary said...

Such beauty. It's the part of the day which I love best when I'm at the cottage. Thanks for sharing yours.

I laughed when I twigged to your leaf pun. You went out on a limb with that one. ;)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

What we have to go through to get a decent photo. Ha! I like your stumps and your dock, not to mention the view.

Kerri said...

That's definitely the best seat in the house, wet or not!
Your sunsets are absolutely spectacular...glorious, magnificent...breathtaking! Lucky you! Thanks so much for sharing them.