Pull Up a Seat and Stay Awhile!

It’s probably best NOT to sit one of these seats! I took this in mid April, after I’d already gotten out the patio chairs!
This chair may not be suitable for most adults to sit in! But perhaps quite nice for a child to pull up a seat and sit in the shade of a tree!
Pull up a seat and stay awhile in this Israeli cactus garden.

Posted for Xingfu Mama’s Pull Up a Seat Weekly Challenge.

Pull Up a Seat Challenge

I have not participated in XingfuMama’s Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge in awhile. So here goes!

At holiday light show, Lightscape, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Glass sculptures made by schoolchildren, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
The following three are miniatures, from Whimsical Wonderland, an annual display/fair/competition of miniatures.
Choir seat, with unique carving (you’d pull the seat down to sit on it), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Balcony cafe, Melk, Austria

Pull Up a Seat in Poulsbo, Washington

Attending our niece’s wedding recently, we stayed in the town of Poulsbo, WA, with a population over 11,000 and a Norwegian flavor (its heritage is Norwegian, so there are Norwegian flags everywhere). An early settler, an immigrant from Norway, actually had the surname “Paulsbo” but the pen he was writing with was kind of scratchy and so the “a” looked like an “o” – this is how the town got its name, according to the docent at the local history museum. Residents do pronounce the name as “Paulsbo.” The main street is touristy but quite pretty with interesting shops and great restaurants.

I photographed these for XingfuMama’s weekly Pull Up a Seat challenge.


Identical bright blue benches like this one were available for taking a load off all down the main drag.


We just moved and need patio furniture for our screened porch, so I briefly considered how these would look….but since we live in Illinois, I figured shipping them from Washington would be more expensive than the chairs themselves!


Lots of comfy places to sit and drink coffee or eat ice cream at a coffee shop in downtown Poulsbo.


Outside the same coffee shop, another of our nieces drinks coffee and checks social media while her sister hides herself from being photographed! (I got a good shot of her when she wasn’t paying attention!) The empty chair was soon occupied by the girls’ mom.

Pull Up a Seat in Holland

For XingfuMama’s weekly Pull Up a Seat challenge, here are some seats in Amsterdam and Kinderdijk, Holland.

AMSTERDAM: My husband checks his email on his phone on the balcony of “our” apartment in the dePijp neighborhood.
AMSTERDAM:  Luza’s, where we had breakfast one day in the de Pijp neighborhood
KINDERDIJK: On the 2nd day of our river cruise, we visited this town in the Netherlands which has a lot of windmills. People live in many of the windmills, but the one we visited was more of a museum, with period furnishings.