Secluded Bench

Here is a bench for my contribution to wooden benches, Jude’s theme for this month’s bench series.

Secluded bench

Secluded bench

The bench may be nothing special, but the setting is. It is in one corner of the small Walled Garden in Sunbury upon Thames. A lovely little garden with a tea room. Perfect place for a light stroll (with camera!) and a coffee after (and today it was coffee plus brownie. The sun was out, I had a lovely wander followed by said coffee and it did me good, cheered me up no end after a hideous few days of worry. The source of the worry is still there, but I have done all I can and also given myself a break today…

Take yourself for a stroll over at Jude’s blog here, to see more benches.


  1. Are those camellias in flower Sue? I love walled gardens, there is something about them which I find very romantic. I’m glad the day out did you some good, it has been one of those sorts of weeks for us too 😦
    Maybe I need to find a walled garden… with coffee and cake.

    • Dang! I knew I forgot to say something about the colourful camellias! And, yes, I suggest you go find a walled garden or a café with a view…Does wonders for the troubled soul.

  2. It looks very peaceful indeed, nice capture. The bench looks like it’s naturally a part of the environment, I like your composition with this.

    Sorry to hear you’ve got some stressors hanging around right now. 😦 But that’s good that you had a place to go and take some of the worry off, hopefully you give yourself regular breaks from it and it goes away sooner than later (if possible). 🙂

  3. Like Jude, I fancy a walled garden. I will have to get someone in to brick up the back in Beetley!
    Looks like summer there already Sue. Nice one.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Beautiful. I can’t wait until spring.

  5. Lectures au Coeur

    Nice place for a break in the sun… 🙂
    Your pretty picture just makes me want to walk in the nature. Thank you for sharing, Susan!

  6. Wonderfully soothing photo. It’s good you’re giving yourself a break!

  7. So sorry to hear about the worry Sue. It can be an exhausting cycle. Glad or your break in this beautiful spot. Sending positive energy and hugs your way.

  8. Looks perfect. Sounds as though it tastes perfect too – shame you can’t send a bit of the brownie across blogland!

  9. this sounds just as lovely as the photo tells me. A walled garden, a wooden bench, and all the rest…I’m glad you enjoyed it and I hope you soon will be able to let go of the worries.

  10. I like this classical design of the bench. The entire setting looks inviting. I did not know these were camellias.. they look like roses to me, but what do I know 😀

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  12. Such a beautiful setting to find peace.

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