Bench series #1

For some time now I have been photographing benches when I come across them. I like benches. I especially like them when they are placed in a convenient position, like half way up a hill, or on the top of a cliff, preferably with a view. Some benches have plaques, some have slats, some are made of wood, some are good (to sit on). So for the next year, as a new feature, I am going to post a photo of a bench/seat each week. So you can take the weight of your feet and relax and breathe…

This one comes with a lovely view of the garden.

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Lutyens Seat in Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Garden (Dorset)

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

64 thoughts on “Bench series #1”

  1. There are so many of us bench lovers – you’ve hit on a good topic for a series here. I could sit on this first one for a long time!

    Maybe you should open this topic up as a challenge – you’ve had tremendous feedback

    1. Mmm… Sylvia suggested that too, but I’m not sure I’m up to managing a challenge. I’ll have a think about it 🙂

  2. That is such a serene and relaxing looking bench to start off with. I think the idea of benches is a great one Jude, it seems so many of us have bench photos tucked away on our hard drives. I would love to join you if you start a weekly or monthly challenge…

  3. Ahh…I know Abbotsbury! I did a post about the Swannery, hubby and I took a visit there on their last day of opening in November. I have been before in the summer when the chicks are hatching but never in the winter, and he had never been. I think you were away when I posted it. Anyway, I’ve yet to make the gardens, but it is on the agenda for this year. And you know how much I love benches. This is a lovely photo to remind me of summer and stopping to relax and unwind… 🙂

    1. Hi Sherri! The garden is well worth a visit – we were there in October and it was still nice, but I imagine in June it is probably at its best with the borders flowering. It’s also good just for a nice walk. And plenty of benches 🙂

  4. How did I miss this??? The advent of a challenge, cheered on by Mrs. M 🙂 And if all those people who’ve commented come up trumps you’ll have your hands full, Jude! But once a month is a good idea. I so love your snazzy new look 🙂

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