Here’s my bench for Jude’s Bench Series #38. This month she is asking us to find ones made of metal, and this is my favourite town seat. It surrounds a Wellingtonia on Much Wenlock’s Church Green and, apart from its circularity, it is perhaps not the most exciting of constructions. But it is in the perfect setting. And it has so many pleasing views and all through the year too. Things to watch out for include the annual Christmas Fayre and the Wenlock Poetry Festival…
Visitors to the annual Wenlock Poetry Festival adding their poems to the Church Green’s Poetree. The next festival is April 2016. Click on the link for more details.
31 thoughts on “A bench for circular conversations and well-rounded arguments?”
I love circular tree seats. My cousins have a wooden one.
I think a wooden one would be perfect 🙂
A well-used and loved bench in a lovely location which is obviously a focal point in the town. And probably the wittiest title for the bench challenge yet!
Thanks Tish 🙂
Well, thank you, Jude. And for the prompt to make me look at familiar things with fresh eyes.
Beautiful photos. Love the Topiary around the Tudor building. And imported sunshine too!
And what’s with the Terry Pratchett lookalikes these days? They seem to be popping up all over the place.
As for the bench. I agree, any argument would most certainly become circular.
TP clones are bound to turn up in Much Wenlock. After all, it is some kind of Rip Van Winkleland. And sunshine – yes – we had some yesterday when I took the first pic. Summer came back for the day 🙂
And it was chilly and wet down here.
Well that comes of rubbing our noses in your sunshine, doesn’t it. Or something like that. Anyway, the cold and wet is back today. Is that your fault too? BTW I’m bothered by that thing you found inside your hat. I once had a cockroach in my pants, and I was wearing them. I thought I would die…
A Roach? In your pants? Yes, this would probably give me the screaming abdabs, as my mother is wont to say.
There are still one or two creepy crawlies that I am uncomfortable with an the lowly cockroach is one of them.
Must say that this bench looks clever….
Love all the other photos, too!
A clever bench, that’s a really nice thought, a bit like a ‘thinking cap’. I better go and sit on it tomorrow and see what thoughts come up 🙂
Lovely photos; and the circular design is perfect for under a tree.
You’re right. I don’t know why we don’t have more circular seats. They need to be able to expand of course.
Wouldn’t that be wonderful! I’m imagining the design now and am tempted to go and ask the Big T to use his computer design super-powers to help me render it, but I think he’s hung an emotional “do not disturb” sign up today. Guess it will give me time to sketch something for him.
Go for it, and then show us the result 🙂
This looks a good way to protect the base of the tree as well. I like the idea of sliding along the same seat to get a 360º view.
It’s definitely all-round excellent seat 🙂
the bench kind of becomes part of the tree, lovely
It does, doesn’t it 🙂
I like that bench
I am beginning to recognise parts of Much Wenlock and I have never been there – Déjà Rue vu. You make it look a grand place Tish.
You should come in person the next time you and Mrs Northumbrianlight are in the vicinity. We could sit on the bench 🙂
Tish what a brilliant idea to take photos of the bench not only from different vantage points but with different activities!
Thanks, Sue. It’s a well used bench 🙂
Cool bench. Love the buildings. Again, wish I had your magic eye.
Thank you, Diana.
I’ve always liked the look of tree seats but wonder about conversing while sitting on one, only two people could chat I suppose.
Do you enter the poetry competitions?