The {Serenity} Project – The Bench

Have you every noticed quite a number of benches you see are strategically placed to offer the best views?  You sit down, take a load off your feet and it’s just a place to quietly sit and observe.  You could be looking at the ocean, a river, a stream, a mountain view, or people walking about on a downtown sidewalk, but the minute you sit down, you know it’s time to just quietly observe what’s around you.

While in downtown New Bern, NC recently I spotted this sweet couple resting on a bench overlooking the Neuse River.  Spotting his walker, I could imagine them slowly walking from the parking lot to this bench.  I could see they were chatting and pointing at things over the river.  She was always sweetly touching him and eventually wrapped an arm around his shoulders and he leaned his head to hers.

Bench serenity… I’ll think I’ll have a sit.

Kathleen-Kathy-Roberts-Asheville-NC-Photographer-Serenity-Bench-3Aperture: ƒ/4 | Focal length: 85mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter speed: 1/400s |

Kathleen-Kathy-Roberts-Asheville-NC-Photographer-Serenity-Bench-1Aperture: ƒ/4 | Focal length: 200mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter speed: 1/500s |

Kathleen-Kathy-Roberts-Asheville-NC-Photographer-Serenity-Bench-2Aperture: ƒ/4 | Focal length: 200mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter speed: 1/500s |


The Serenity Project is collective blog consisting of members who strive for all things serene. This month is no exception in finding serenity all around us in this world. My talented friend Nadeen Flynn | Northern California Photographer is next in line. Follow the circle around to see what she captured this month.


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  • Wendy McCallum - Wonderful photography. That last photo caught me off guard re: the emotions it evoked. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Nadeen - I love your description of this day and this couple. Serenity can be contagious!ReplyCancel

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