Bench series #51

For the month of December you can choose any bench you like

bums on seats
Bums on Seat – in the snow

No it hasn’t snowed here. Yet. In fact it is unseasonably warm as in most of the UK, wet and windy. This is a bench from my archives. From another unusual winter. And they say there is no climate change.

A wintry bench taken during the harsh winter of 2010 when I was snowed in even though I was living in Surrey at the time! Some wit had made their mark on this bench on the village green. 

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: December
  • 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
  • This is the final month of the challenge. So dig out those bench photos that missed out on previous months. And next year I have a different challenge for you over on my flower blog. If you are interested then pop over and have a look. I hope many of you will join me there next year.

Happy Holidays Everybody 🙂

My Picks of the Week:

Jackie finds a beauty in New Mexico, whilst Aletta has a much more delicate bench. Kaz presents a Bench Bonanza to try and use up her excess bench photos, Traudel has benches on a boat, and Cee finds us a lovely colourful bench. Elaine has a few benches from New Orleans that are worth a look at and Anabel goes all the way to Bermuda. Sherri finds benches amongst the Christmas trees and finally one of my favourite bench posts of the year from Tish who shows us exactly why a bench is important.

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Heyjude

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.

63 thoughts on “Bench series #51”

  1. Thanks so much, Jude, for the ‘feature’. I love your snowy bench. Although I don’t need to encourage it, as I have to do one last pre-Christmas stint at the allotment to get my rhubarb in – while it’s not RAINING. Have a very happy Christmas. I have so enjoyed your posts this year. Cheers and lots of ho, ho, ho, however it comes 🙂

    1. YES! Enough of the rain. I can’t take my camera out in this weather! Still it should save some on the heating bill 😉 (I’ll be round next year for rhubarb crumble or rhubarb ice-cream???)
      have a good one yourself, ours is very quiet these days and we don’t go in for the decorations any more, so it is very low-key.

        1. I’d love to see it – I fancy one made from driftwood, saw a couple of lovely ones last year in NZ but a bit tricky to bring back home.

    1. Thanks Anabel, the year has gone by so fast! Only one more week left and the benches will shuffle back into their folders and I will resolutely walk past without clicking that shutter if I see one (as if that’s going to happen)

    1. Definitely dull Colline. Dismal and dreary. Tish had a good word for it ‘dreich’!
      With or without the cold, I hope you and your family have a great festive season, however/whatever you do 😀

    1. It has been somewhat wet! And hailstones today between showers and a bit of sunshine. I hope it is dry tomorrow as I do have a few Christmassy things to do!
      (And yes, I love a white Christmas!)

      1. We were walking on the Headland briefly this morning- bright and blustery. Too good to waste because it’s been pretty grey though dry (overnight rain doesn’t count?). I need to get cracking again. 🙂

  2. I wonder if the people who made that impression walked away with cold wet bottoms. My all-year-bench-post is ready to go and will be up on my blog later in the week. It’s been fun gathering all the road trip benches into one post for you.

    1. I’m sure they must have had, my jeans were soaked by the time I returned home after an hour or so taking photographs, not to mention frozen fingers! But it was such freaky weather – normally snow there lasted a day at most and only a very light fall.

  3. Raining here too! I’m not longing for snow, but there’s a bushfire not far away so I’m not longing for heat either.

    Thanks for the series – you’ve winkled out some amazing benches, yours and those of others. Enjoy your low key Christmas.

    1. I will Meg, we will have enough of the proper Christmas stuff when we visit the grandkids! Still a few benches to come… 🙂
      Enjoy your Christmas too, though I suspect you are looking forward more to February and the arrival of your grandbabies 🙂

        1. They might not appreciate being called grand’babies’ though! I am sure they are a lot of fun and will drag you up and down hill and into the surf 😉

  4. A little sprinkle of the snow stuff would be SO nice !
    Wishing you a Happy Christmas Jude , and a chance to get out with the camera WITHOUT a drenching 😉

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