Bench series #30

For the month of July I’m looking for a bench with ‘Unusual Details’ 

(This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention)

glendurgan (2)

Upturned ‘boat’ benches are so fascinating and so practical as the boat provides shelter from the sun or rain – these are two that I have found in different parts of the country. Have you seen a ‘boat’ bench? If so perhaps you’d like to share it with me.

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: July
  • 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 August.

This is the last week for unusual benches so please get your entries in soon!

My Picks of the Week:

Violetsky has these happy feet and snuggly hands to show us.
Debbbie finds a map in the countryside around St Albans.
Pauline (or PP as I often call her) has two lovely benches this month – one with the lovely Jack attached and another for ‘tiny bottoms‘. Thank you Pauline xx
Dailymusings has a wonderful butterfly bench and darling Gilly is riding with cherubs 

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

Bench series #29

For the month of July I’m looking for a bench with ‘Unusual Details’ 

(This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention)

canterbury serpent
Serpent Bench in the city of Canterbury, Kent by the city walls.

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: July
  • 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 August.

My Picks of the Week:

Some natural offerings this week from Aletta and Elaine and Sylvia
Debbie has found a ‘flower pot’ and both Tgeriatrix and Restlessjo have discovered benches covered in tiles, but for an elegant bench then take a look at Violetsky’s and a most intriguing one from Isobel

So many unusual benches! I thank you all 🙂

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #7

Summertime,
An’ the livin’ is easy

More than half way through the year now and for us in the northern hemisphere the days are starting to get shorter. Which is why I have always wondered who decided that school holidays have to be in August? I know that from an historical aspect it was so that the kids could help with the harvests, but those days are long gone so surely it is time to change the term dates?  How nice it would be for school children to have the long summer days of June and July off and to sit their exams in April before the hay-fever season starts. Anyway for all you teaching staff out there, happy holidays, I know you deserve each and every day of them!

I thought I’d have a different wander around the town this month and see what Ludlow in Bloom has to offer and to show you more of the beautiful historic buildings in this town. We’ll start in the street where I usually finish the stroll.

Ludford bridge towards town (Lower Broad Street)

Date: July 10 2015
Weather: sunshine
Temperature: Warm (20°C)
Time: 17:00 – 18:30 PM

Cottage on Lower Broad Street
Cottage on Lower Broad Street
Charlton Arms Terraces over the river
Charlton Arms Terraces over the river

I thought I’d show you part of Ludford as there are a few interesting buildings here. And from the terrace of the Charlton Arms you get good views along the Teme. The warmer weather makes these terraces a great spot for a G&T.  Continue reading Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #7

Bench series #28

For the month of July I’m looking for a bench with ‘Unusual Details’ 

(This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention)

This unusual bench is found in Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Garden in Dorset. Carved from a fallen oak tree the seating part is probably the least interesting. Just look at those hounds chasing the fox! (click on an image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery)

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: July
  • 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 August.

My Picks of the Week:

Pauline got in early with her wonderful surfboard seats. Join her for a winter stroll along the Gold Coast. You’ll be filled with envy!
Another stroll with a lovely bench at the end from VioletSky so if you get tired you can have a rest. And Jo throws in a very industrial looking bench that she found on her walk. Debbie is back with a delicately engraved bench on the Fens and another engraved bench is provided by Anabel, this time with a lovely inscription. Julia has a techno bench and Isobel was drawn into the challenge when she found a poignant bench in Winchester.

There is a toss-up for the most unusual though, between another one from Pauline and one from Tgeriatrix. What do you think?

Bench series #27

For the month of July I’m looking for a bench with ‘Unusual Details’ 

(This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention)

longest bench The Treille Promenade

Promenade de la Treille in the old town of Geneva overlooks the Bastions park. This is the most ancient walk of Geneva, created at the beginning of the 16th century. The square is lined by the longest bench of the world which is more than 120 metres long. It was built in 1767. It is made of 180 wooden boards.  The Treille Walk is planted with many old chestnut trees. One of them (on the east side of the square) is the official “Spring tree:” when it gets its first leaf, the spring season is officially declared in Geneva.

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: July
  • 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 August.

My Picks of the Week:

The last ones in the post-editing theme come from Tgeriatrix who has been playing around with different effects on picnic benches that look like toadstools.
Polianthus (a newcomer so please make her welcome) introduces us to an old-fashioned double exposure effect. 
Warning: Sunglasses required if you pop over to Lisa (Daily Musings) who takes a whimsical approach to the challenge this week. (Or she’s been listening to Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band too many times)
And another newcomer joins us this week with her Spanish bench in a tranquil courtyard. I hope you’ll say “Hi” to Swagata.
My final choice comes from Pauline who has taken a lot of pleasure over her ‘painting’ of Silver Birches

Thanks to everyone who contributed during the ‘arty’ month of June. Nice to see all those different effects 😀