Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

Please Be Seated

We bought this bench from a local hardware store to replace the previous one which was getting a little rickety. It used to sit under the kitchen window and David liked to sit there and read when it was sunny. In the first photo it is up on bricks to make it a little easier for him to get out of. We didn’t have much of a garden at the time but if he had a book he was quite happy.

I moved the bench to the bottom of the garden after the path to the shed was built and like to sit there sometimes with a book. It is cool and shady there so I don’t use it as much as the seats under the pergola but it is a good place to watch and listen to the birds in the apple tree.

Country Benches

A bench with a view.

This bench is beside the Huon River at Franklin. A lovely place to sit.

A bench with an unusual occupant.

The occupant of this bench was an entry in the Scarecrow Competition run in conjunction with the Middleton Fair in 2012.

City Benches

A bench in the city.

A bench in a little lane that runs off Collins Street, Hobart.

One of the benches at the bus stop on Murray Street Hobart where I often have to wait.

This is where I wait to catch the bus home from Hobart.

Benches in the Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart, at dusk.

It looks much later but it was  only about 5:40 pm on an autumn evening in 2015 when I took this photo after visiting David in hospital.




I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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