Theme Life


Welcome to Theme Life

Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.

Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.

My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature. 

It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series. 

Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.

Hope you enjoy the series
Main Image – Bench on The Butts circular Town walk opposite Cricket Grounds
Theme Life Directory

Music – Fun and Upbeat

The Stories They Could Tell!
Photographs l have taken around Sandwich of benches and the Life around and on them taken between August to October.

A bench, as opposed to a pew, is usually a longish freestanding seat and can be found in gardens and parks, whilst a pew is generally found in churches but also happens to be an extended seating area. Benches can be fixed or stand-alone. Old benches were usually crafted out of either wood or stone. They are ideal in parks and recreational grounds as well as churchyards as they provide a seating area for those who may be looking at the scenery or in reflective thought.

However, they do attract quite a bit of life of their own when not being sat upon by humans and provide for some wonderful imagery.


[Check out first Bench Life]

Pondersomes on the Butts

“There is only one way to understand a lonely bench in a park: Sit on it; watch whatever it is watching; listen whatever it is listening to! Sit in spring, sit in winter, sit in summer! To understand something deeply, you need to live its life!”

Mehmet Murat ildan

I have a passion for benches and oft think ‘Oh the stories they could tell if they could talk!”

Benches of Colour!

Benching in Black and White …


Thanks for reading – see you next time.


Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

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