Bench series #18

For the month of May I’m looking for benches at the beach

St Ives (2)
St Ives, Cornwall – overlooking Porthgwidden Beach

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: May
  • 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 June.

My Picks of the Week:

Tish Farrell, a writer on the edge, introduces me to a bench with a view not too far from me, but where I have never been!
Sherri shows us around a lovely parkland with a bench at the beginning and end of her post.
Tgeriatrix joins in this month with two wonderful views: here and here
Cathy is already on the coast, whilst Elaine looks out over a chilly Firth of Clyde.
The Lucid Gypsy is over at Forde Abbey and another newcomer, Ruth, has a fabulous mysterious view. 

Thanks to everyone who has joined in this month with their bench views 🙂

One Day One World Project: 14:00 to 15:00 hours

Headed out on a mission yesterday afternoon – to track down some May blossom. Common hawthorn is also known as the May Tree and is so called after the month in which it flowers. A British native hedgerow species, its fragrant blossoms traditionally feature in May Day festivals.

The May Tree

“Spring goeth all in white,
Crowned with milk-white May.”

~ Robert Bridges from Spring Goeth in May

The phrase “Ne’er cast a clout till May is out” is believed to refer to the blooming of the blossom although it can be interpreted as being the month of May.

And “April showers bring forth May flowers” can also refer to the blossom or the month – hard to decide which.

It is certainly present in abundance around here!

(please click on an image to enlarge)




Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. This week shows photos taken between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm (1400 – 1500).

If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world between 14:00 – 15:00 this week.  I hope you’ll join in! See links above for more details.