Yes, it’s come to this: my attention is arrested by nothing more than a strange bench. To be fair, I had a very, very long travel day today and I’m exhausted. I realize that I could avoid this by having some canned posts ready at all times but every time I’ve tried that it felt wrong, only half alive. So once in a while you get a picture of a bench. I think we can all live with this.
Still, I’d never seen this bench before and I wonder what became of it. (The landscaping dates this image as mid 1970s.) I like it much better than the plain (and sturdier) one that sits there now.