“When one door closes, another opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell
My blog friend Jude had a long-running bench challenge last year which came to an end before I’d used up all the bench photos on my desktop. Oh horrors!……What to do with with the overflow?…….No worries…..Cee comes to the rescue with her ‘Outdoor seating’ Fun Foto Challenge. Yay! 🙂
Here are the benches which I’ve had lurking around for months.
A couple of non too comfortable looking concrete benches in San Pedro Belize.
Another Belizian concrete bench, but this one has no backrest, and could do with a bit of weeding around it.
This moss-covered wooden bench in Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica even has a foot rest.
Something or someone must have taken a chunk out of this poor old bench.
Yet another wet and slimy bench along the route. There was really nothing that invited us to sit down for a rest, so we kept slithering along the slippery path.
Now for something completely different. A bench with a pleasant view at the Edison Ford Botanical Gardens in Fort Myers here in Florida.
Zooming off to South Africa and a bench at the Piggly Wiggly Country Village where my sister and I went for a wander around the artists’ centre and a tasty lunch last September.
Here’s a bench I see very often these days when we visit our local Sherwin Williams Paint Store.
Last but not least, our son Jeff found a rather interesting outdoor seat at the Victoria Falls Safari Park in Zimbabwe.
Thanks Cee for helping me to clear some of my photos from my desktop. To see more examples of ‘Outdoor Seating’ pop over to Cee’s FFC
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Thanks, Cee. 🙂
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I sure hope you have a great week. 😀
Thank you so much, Cee. You’ve just made my day. 🙂 x
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That mossy bench from Costa Rica looks like the jungle is making good inroads in reclaiming it 🙂
It certainly does, Joanne. 😕
A lovely selection of outdoor seating, Sylvia – I love the elephant seat! 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
Ellie bench is the best. What a treat to be so close
Yes it was really great and we also went for a ride around the nature reserve.
Great way to use up all those extra bench photos!
That’s what I thought. 🙂
An eclectic mix, for sure, and looking at that lot I think a good motto would be ‘always carry a cushion’. Some great shots though, Ad. I keep finding them too 🙂
I don’t like carrying things on a walk. Hubby would have to carry it and he wouldn’t be too thrilled, so we just keep walking.
Nice collection of bench photos. The ‘elephant bench’ one made me smile – how unique!
Thanks, Constance. 😃
What a nice photographic collection, Sylvia!
Thanks so much, Carol.
Cool benches and cool series, Sylvia! 🙂
Thanks so much, Donna. 🙂
Nice collection of benches.
Thanks, Carol. 🙂
Nice to have a stock to supply a demand
Yes it is, Derrick, and now my stock is quite depleted. 🙂
Each bench has its story to tell. So many people sit on it.
Thanks, Ellada. Yes, you’re so right about the stories, and even when no-one is sitting there, they can tell stories about weather conditions etc.. 🙂
I remember the Piggy Wiggly country village! And I love the obliging elephant at Vic Falls. Your bench photos are well put together.
Thanks, Gerrie. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I forgot to say, I am one of those who like taking pictures of benches too 🙂
Those are so cool benches you have here. I like them all. I would not call the last one a bench though and I would think hard to sit on 🙂
Now, I am more wondering about psych of those who like to take pictures of benches..are they normal 🙂
Thanks, YC. Well, the challenge was outdoor seating, not benches, so the last one does fall into that category….sort of. 🙂 My answer to your question is “What is normal?” 😆
What a great collection Sylvia, especially those first few… Very interesting for sure. I love benches..as you know;) thanks for sharing
Thanks so much, Kathy. My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed seeing them. 🙂
The first few look like a cushion might be in order Sylvia. I am pushing your son out of the way for a turn on his bench! Wonderful.
Haha Yes I think Jeff has the best seat. 😃
You mean my son, right? 😃
Great bench shots Sylvia – perfect to pass the time away.
Thanks, Mary. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
Hahaha… you are a clever soul Sylvia! I have to confess I still have a few benches lurking 😉 Can’t say any of those first ones entice me for a sit down though.
Well sometimes a girl just has to make a plan and seize the day…….or seize the challenge. 😀
Every time I pass by a bench, I think of you!!! Hugs
Well that’s so nice of you to say so, Rebecca. 🙂 xx
Lovely different benches
Thanks so much, Marylou. 🙂
Hi Sylvia, I have a chapter in my new book about using blog challenges to tell stories. You are the best person in the world who does this with a passion. May I copy one of your posts into the book. Each chapter has a post with comments, and I think using one of yours for this chapter would be awesome. 🙂
What a great compliment, Marsha. I’d really love you to use one of my posts in your book. Fame at last! 😘 xx
Right! You’ve got fame galore already! 🙂 Great! Thank you so much. 🙂
lovely gallery of outdoor seating, Sylvia! the last one is my favorite! 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Lola. Yes, it’s also my favourite. 🙂
Well, I’ve just find an outdoor seating and I’m posting the photo in a few minutes….
That’s great. 🙂
Oh, I loved all the benches, they were all quite different, especially the last one!
Thanks so much. Yes the last one is rather special. 🙂
Love the elephant outdoor seating. 🙂 Piggly Wiggly is my favourite grocery store name – I first heard it in the film Driving Miss Daisy, and thought it was made up!
I’ve always admired “your”benches and I’m glad you posted further ones…
Beautiful , by the way!
(I’ll go and see if there’s one left in my photo gallery , too….)
Thanks for the compliment, Anna. I love photographing benches, and I probably won’t stop even now that the challenge is over. Some are really interesting. 🙂
I adore your photos for this week. Jeff win’s the prize though for his unusual seating choice. 😀
Thanks so much, Cee. Glad you especially enjoyed the last one. 🙂
Most of us can’t find enough to post and then some of us have too much to post.
Ain’t fair. 😉
Hahaha. Sorry about that. I just hate to waste photos. 🙂
I got to thinking……….I didn’t want you to think that I thought you posted too much. lol There is a difference in having too much to post and posting too much. ( Not sure what the difference is. ) 😉
I didn’t take your comment the wrong way. I’m not easily offended. 😀
I really like all these bench photos, Sylvia — they have a great way of demonstrating the various climates and surroundings.
Thanks, Jet. Yes, I agree with you. 🙂
I love Jeff’s bench!
Yes, it’s the best. 🙂
Some benches aren’t very inviting. 😛
This is true, Nancy. 🙂
Wonderful photo’s S- x
Thanks, Cheryl. 🙂 x
I love the name piggly wiggly 😀
Yes it’s lovely isn’t it? I think they pinched it from the USA, as here, there is a chain of grocery stores by that name. 🙂
I would love to sit at the bench with the Koi’s, they are calming to watch 🙂
Thanks, Andy. Yes, I love to watch Koi. They’re so beautiful. 🙂