Bench series #35

For the month of August I’m looking for a colourful bench

(This month I want to see photos of a bench that is painted or stained or otherwise coloured in some way. Not the plain wooden variety unless there is some colour detail)

Snowshill Manor
A Wade Blue bench and Astronomical Clock at Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds, Worcestershire

If you would like to join in with the Bench photo challenge then please take a look at my Bench Series page. No complicated rules, just a bench and a camera required 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it Bench Series: August
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag ‘bench series’ so everyone can find the benches easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new bench theme comes out on the first Sunday in September.

This is the last week for your colourful benches, next Sunday we start looking for metal ones.

My Picks of the Week:

Meg has an odd one for us this week, she thinks it is a bench. See what you think. Meanwhile Tgeriatrix has the most unusual and colourful benches I have ever seen! These benches just get better and better. VioletSky has a couple for us this week, some very bright ones and a floating one. And Pauline has a bit of a rude one for us this week.

As always there are so many delightful benches to view, I hope you will check out the other links within the comment section.

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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.

43 thoughts on “Bench series #35”

    1. It is a wonderful clock, a zodiac clock, or nychthemeron, coloured blue and gold. The blue of the bench is Wade blue, named after the particular colour that the last owner, Charles Paget Wade, adored.

    1. This is an extraordinary place Sue. I will have to write about it. That clock is a zodiac clock, or nychthemeron. The bench is Wade blue (named after the last owner of the property).

      1. Oh, please do write about it, Jude! Is a nychthemeron also known as an astronomical clock, or is that a different thing??

  1. Adam and Eve look unusual, but they don’t leave you much room to sit. I have to go with Tgeriatrix and her mosaic benches, as I have not seen the like, anywhere.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. We don’t seem to do mosaic benches enough. I have to admit those of Tgeriatrix win first prize. If there was a prize. 😀

  2. Very nice. Shame it doesn’t hinge downwards like a folding table, then it could cover people in the rain. Pity I wasn’t there to provide my insights during the planning stage.

    1. Well, I do have a photo of a bench that actually has a fold down / up cover to protect people sitting on it from seagulls!

  3. What a wonderful series – I’m looking forward to joining in, and enjoying everyone’s benches!! I’ll never look at a bench in the same light – thanks! Emma 🙂

    1. Most of the outdoor ‘furniture’ was painted in this particular shade of blue – named Wade Blue after the last owner. He was a little eccentric.

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