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!”
: In the Garden January
RHS Wisley – under the magnolia
: Benches processed in Black and White February
Ram in Canberra, Australia
Wooden Benches March:
Natural wooden seats
Benches with a View April:
Castlehead summit overlooking Derwentwater, nr Keswick, Lake District
At the Beach May:
Couple admiring Lyme Bay, overlooking Chesil Beach, Dorset
Art Effects (some post-processing to any bench – use your imagination!) June:
Benches in the terraces at Powis Castle, Wales
: Unusual details July
Original wrought-iron bench
: Colourful Benches August
Blue benches at Manly Point with Sydney in the distance
: Metal Benches September
Bench in the Gazebo at Hidcote Garden, Cotswolds
: People/things on Benches October
Looking over the Black Pool, Kiftsgate Garden, Cotswolds
: Messages / Plaques OR Autumn November
: anything you like!! December
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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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.
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>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”.
Happy 2016, Jude! 🙂
And you Amy. Hope you have lots of travel plans 🙂
Same to you, Jude! 🙂
A great way to wrap up the year Jude, excellent! Can’t imagine why they didn’t make the first cut tho😄😄. Happy 2016 my friend!
Too many bench photos Tina, way too many!
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.
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)
So there will be benches in our lives for a while yet!
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…
managed a quick visit to Wisley over Christmas – not much in the way of natural flowers, but…
Always something to photograph in a garden…
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.
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!
I am so glad you managed to resist. I had to look away from some benches over Christmas! (I did take two photos though 😦 )
It’s going to be hard to keep resisting – but I’ll do my best to go back to normal bench photo levels. 🙂 There is no denying that some of them are in wonderful spots.
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