ta-da!

Some benches didn’t make the ‘Director’s Cut‘ so here are the ones that were short-listed. Will any of you ever walk past a bench again without thinking “Oh, look, a bench for Jude!

January: In the Garden

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RHS Wisley – under the magnolia

February: Benches processed in Black and White

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Ram in Canberra, Australia

March: Wooden Benches

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Natural wooden seats

April: Benches with a View

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Castlehead summit overlooking Derwentwater, nr Keswick, Lake District

May: At the Beach

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Couple admiring Lyme Bay, overlooking Chesil Beach, Dorset

June: Art Effects (some post-processing to any bench – use your imagination!)

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Benches in the terraces at Powis Castle, Wales

July: Unusual details

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Original wrought-iron bench

August: Colourful Benches

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Blue benches at Manly Point with Sydney in the distance

September: Metal Benches

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Bench in the Gazebo at Hidcote Garden, Cotswolds

October: People/things on Benches

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Looking over the Black Pool, Kiftsgate Garden, Cotswolds

November: Messages / Plaques OR  Autumn

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RHS Wisley

December: anything you like!!

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Snowy Haslemere benches, Surrey

And if you are up for another challenge then pop over to my Garden Blog where something different is happening in 2016.

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Heyjude

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.

41 thoughts on “ta-da!”

  1. >Will any of you ever walk past a bench again without thinking “Oh, look, a bench for Jude!”
    Ha ha, not for a while! I am now well and truly trained in “bench spotting”.

  2. All beautiful bench photos, but my favourite is the bench with a view. You know, I took a photo yesterday of some wonderful benches at Lahaina on Maui, especially for you and wondered if I can do more bench posts even though the challenge is finished. I will continue to collect photos.

    1. Of course you can continue to post benches, it’s your blog, you can do anything you like and as I follow you I will see them too, so win-win 😀 😀
      (and tbh I also took some bench photos over Christmas, obviously I am not yet cured)

  3. You really hit the spot with your bench challenge Jude and like every one else it will always be “there’s a bench for Jude” Love this group of last selections. I think the ram one is classic, but especially like the autumn leaves one at Wisley. NYD has been and gone and already 3 days gone in 2016. Have a happy one Jude. Now I’m popping over to look at your new challenge…

  4. A lovely selection Jude. I love the snowy one. Probably partly because I would prefer to see snow than all this rain.
    And I couldn’t resist doing yet another nech post this week – ones in flood water!
    HNY and I’ll join your garden challenge when I can.

  5. In answer to your question… No, I will never be able to look at a bench again – in fact I was doing it only yesterday morning in the mall where I saw the Christmas benches. My hand was on my phone to get it ready to take pictures of the latest decor on them, but I persuaded myself to put it away! 😀
    I love your round-up of the year – the ram in Canberra made me smile, and I really like the stillness of the bench by the pool in the Cotswolds oh, and a picture with snow on it is almost always a winner with me!

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