Weathered, not Worn

The effects of the weather and time can be harsh and unkind, very often resulting in wear & tear damage.  Teak outdoor furniture is one of those exceptions, where exposure to the elements lovingly renders each piece majestically beautiful.  Teak naturally contains silica, which makes it resistant to fungal infestations and the effects of water; hence, they can be appreciated with minimal upkeep.

They are an analogy for how I want to live on this other side of 50: I may be weathered, but I certainly am not worn.

Feature Photo: A much loved Teak Lounging Chair in our Balcony Garden.


14 Replies to “Weathered, not Worn”

  1. I do like your post on weathering. Interesting subject.
    I didn’t either know about silica being what protected the teak. Wonder whether we have any silica.:)
    I have a loved teak bench and have been amazed how it keeps looking so good even years I only wash it down. It is especially important in humid climates.
    In drier climates we often use Redwood – Pine and even Spruce. Pine goes red with time whilst spruce goes a silvery grey/white.

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    1. Thank you for the affirmation! I am so chuffed that you enjoyed the photograph … If truth be told, I spent quite a bit of time taking it (getting down low, and then up, and then back down again. Then taking some time to get back up again after staying down for too long) so I am grateful that it is received well!


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