Bench series #48

For the month of November I’m looking for a bench with either a message OR  an Autumnal theme

(any kind of writing will do, it could be a message, a plaque, a dedication or even a map)

Autumn bench in Ludlow (by the castle)

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: November
  • 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 December.

This is the final week for benches with a message so get them in soon!

My Picks of the Week:

And still the messages come in. Elaine has a sweet one even though the bench is ordinary, or if you are feeling a bit down, this might help. Some of you may remember the Sensational Alex Harvey, the last teenage idol! And autumn benches too. The lengths photographers go to to get a shot!

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

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Night lights

Just a few late afternoon photos finishing off the walk for the Season Challenge the other day. It is surprising how quickly it gets dark now.

The Buttercross
St Laurence Church porch
St Laurence Church porch
Broad Street
Broad Street

Angel

Lights on
Lights on

And did anyone spot the pelican and puffin?

Bench series #47

For the month of November I’m looking for a bench with either a message OR  an Autumnal theme

(any kind of writing will do, it could be a message, a plaque, a dedication or even a map)

Latin; literally 'hear the other side'.
audi partem alteram – bench in Bishop’s Castle Shropshire

The Latin maxim audi alteram partem, one of the most cherished and sacrosanct principles of law, has evolved from three simple Latin words to mean that no person shall be condemned, punished or have any property or legal right compromised by a court of law without having heard that person. Literally – “listen to the other side”

…and no, I don’t know why the words on this bench are in the incorrect order.

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: November
  • 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 December.

My Picks of the Week:

First off, Debbie brings us a bench with history, as does Anabel whilst Violetsky has a poignant message this week and Eklastic finds a sad memorial. Whoever Charles was, I love his curvy bench, brought to you by Kaz, and then there is a trio of autumnal benches by Jo, Majka and Gilly. And a bench with its own phone number? Perhaps you have to ring ahead to reserve a seat 😉
And finally a bit more Gaelic from Elaine “O sit closer and let us sing a song”
(There seems to be quite a few Scottish links this week – even from the USA)

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

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #11

The penultimate month of this year-long challenge. There was a time when I thought I might not be here to finish off the year as a move was on the cards. Still is I hope, but not this year. Still I am more than happy to have had a year to record the changes here in my adopted town and gather some memories.

The trees have gone from green to orange and yellow and umbers and ambers since my last post. The copper beech I can see from my house turned red, then orange and is now a golden-coppery colour. That is the few leaves that remain. Fog and rain since the beginning of the month has had their toll, but today I went out shortly before sunset after a shower to gather in the remains of autumn.

Date: November 13 2015
Weather: sunshine and showers, chilly wind
Temperature: Cold (9°C)
Time: 3:45 – 4:45 PM

I’d hoped to catch a sunset as the sky had cleared after a heavy rainstorm. Grabbing my new lens I wrapped up warm as the temperature has finally fallen to below 10°C in the wind chill and headed up to the square where the last of the market traders were packing away.

Since it was cold and the ground wet from the recent storm I decided to just do a circuit of the castle and see what I could find, but naturally I have to show you what the pollarded limes are doing now.

Pollarded limes (linden trees)

You may notice that the Christmas lights have been hung up between the trees, but I shall try to capture them once they are turned on at the end of the month. Continue reading Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #11

Bench series #46

For the month of November I’m looking for a bench with either a message OR an Autumnal theme

(any kind of writing will do, it could be a message, a plaque, a dedication or even a map)

My Spirit will be like a bird soaring in the sky over the sea at the Lizard

In Memory of  Lorna Maston 1931 – 2012 (Lizard Cornwall)

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: November
  • 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 December.

My Picks of the Week:

It seems appropriate that benches with messages in memory of the wars were posted last week: Cee , Sylvia and Ruth have dedications to service-men and women the world over.
On a lighter note Kaz has a message from someone who is very much alive and Anabel has found the smallest departure lounge in the world!
Daily Musings found a pretty carved bench with a difference whilst newcomer Julie, and old-timer, Dawn (I mean that in the nicest way) have benches with quotes. Dawn even manages to get hers with an autumnal feel! I really need to get my memorial bench sorted!

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