The travel theme this week on Ailsa’s blog is benches. I found a few photos that I thought fit the bill, but not many. I drove around today hoping to find one or two more. You would think that a person could find an interesting bench or two driving around a few city blocks by the beach, but NO! I saw benches to rest on while waiting for NJ Transit 501 to take you to the casinos, and benches in gardens that are not meant for sitting, but for decorating. (just not very decorative in my opinion) Sadly, I found nothing like the beauties I’ve seen on some of the other blogs that have joined in on this interesting challenge. The price of gas nagged me into heading back home with nothing but a bag or two of groceries that I stopped to pick up along the way. I thought, while I was out: spinach, salmon, a few green grapes …
Anyway, there aren’t many shots here, but they’re slightly better than the bus stop benches I saw today. Enjoy.
I will be on the lookout for more benches, just in case. In the meantime, click on the photo below to get to Ailsa‘s blog – wheresmybackpack for more on the theme.
Thanks for stopping by and resting here at my site. I appreciate the visits and would love to have you drop back.
Sneaky things, benches, aren’t they? Never there when you want one. That’s what I always find when I’m out walking. That first one is awfully swish! 🙂
Swish? I don’t know what that means but I’m going to like it 🙂
love your benches, no need to look further 🙂
Now there ya go! Thanks, J&MLIUIE 😉
Fanastic. Those are some awesome benches!
Thanks, Jennifer and thanks for visiting! 🙂
These are all wonderful, Gemma – I especially like the ons at that Smithville store – They’re really amazing. 🙂
Smithville has lots of cute little shops. Fun to walk around, just need a little warmer weather to sit out on any benches. Thanks for stopping by, RS.
They sure are unusual, but none of them look very comfortable! I guess you need the bus stop bench for that. I think the dream one is the prettiest.
I don’t think ‘comfort’ was a prerequisite for the challenge. If it was, I’m toast! I like the dream one best myself. And it’s right here in town. This place is just a wonder, ain’t it? 😆
An unusual collection. I like the one outside the Perkins Arts Center
Thanks, Colline. It is pretty :-).
Hope you had a chance to sit on it 🙂
You know. I never did! Next time I walk by…
I bet these have a story or two to tell,, great pictures and take on theme..:)
Probably ;-). It’s funny how everyone that sees the benches at Smithville Village drag out their phones and cameras to click a pic. Thanks for the visit, Gerry.
Love the first one most, would be great in my garden.
Here in some gardens people donate a bench with a little plaque but I have never thought to take a photo, next time.
There are lots of photo opportunities that I noticed I’ve passed up. That’s one of the things I enjoy about the challenges. They open my eyes to new ideas. Thanks for stopping by once more :-).
You managed to produce some mighty attractive benches after all, even if they’re not thick on the ground in your neighborhood!
Why, thank you T2T. 😉
I’m imagining a lovely honeysuckle or rampant clematis growing all over the one outside Smithville Village … plumptious cushions a book and that’ll be me sorted Gemma … 🙂
Sounds like a good plan to me ;-)!
Love them all. My favorite are the wooden benches. An Art made by nature and man.
The wooden ones are very cool. Thanks for stopping by, IT. Glad you enjoyed.
Outside a shop in Smithville Village, NJ
Beautiful set of benches, Gemma. I love the really rustic ones. 🙂
Thanks, ad. My faves too. 😉