Bench series #31

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)

Chinoiserie benches in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand
Chinoiserie benches in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand

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.

My Picks of the Week:

The last unusual benches are from Joan (a newcomer so please make her welcome) with a Gothic bench and Tgeriatrix who ends with something similar to what I started the month with and one in Barcelona.
Sonya shows how skate-boards can be recycled / upcycled. Allotmental joins in with more hands. What is it about hands and benches? Swagata’s benches are not that unusual, but what they are facing certainly is. Debbie has gone reptilian on me and Sylvia takes us back to Costa Rica. Meanwhile Ruth shows us two very different benches, one so unusual I have never seen anything like it and finally Sherri manages to join in with the fun after being computer-less for far too long with a stone sofa – yes you read that correctly – find it at the end of her very funny tale of motherhood.

As always there are so many delightful benches to view, I hope you will check out the rest of the links within the comment section. And I thank everyone for sharing their unusual benches with me during July.


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I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

68 thoughts on “Bench series #31”

    1. I have never heard of outrageous orange, what a fab name for a colour! I thought the benches were more red than orange, but maybe that’s the calibration of my monitor. Now I am worried about other colours… 😕

  1. Another great selection. There is seemingly no end to the amount of fascinating benches on offer. I like the stone sofa and the tortoises, but I have to go with the Barcelona bench, with its own fire, and sloping chimney. Most unusual.
    (I left a comment on the Dublin bench)
    Regards as always, Pete. x

        1. Well it was the only day we went into Hamilton and it was almost called off, but I so wanted to visit the gardens. That’s the trouble when you don’t have your own transport. I don’t mind getting wet for my art (hee hee…)

    1. Thanks Cee – have you got any benches to share? Or perhaps you are too busy with all your challenges, I honestly don’t know how you keep up with them all 😀 I take my hat off to you!

  2. That’s a pretty one! 🙂 Do you have the feeling that some bloggers are ahead of the game? Just waiting to whizz benches in your direction? Not me! (shakes head 🙂 ) But I’ll get there eventually 🙂
    Did you manage to get out and about this weekend or was it more wind and rain?

    1. Some bloggers are way ahead of me Jo 😀
      If you read the Bench Challenge Page you know what’s coming so you can be ahead too next month 😉
      Bit windy here today but warm, I managed to get to the rose garden and hope to find another one tomorrow, garden that is, not roses.

      1. No I didn’t recognize it. The memory is not as good as it used to be, and it is now nearly 4 years since I visited the Hamilton Gardens. Maybe next time we go over…

  3. So glad I got to join in at last Jude, and many thanks for the link and lovely words 🙂 Your red benches set in such a beautifully lush background look so inviting. I think I know just the bench for this month’s theme 🙂

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