Saturday, June 6, 2015

Horse Chestnuts

The Horse Chestnut trees have been putting on a wonderful display this spring. This pic was taken last week just as some of the flower petals were starting to fall to the ground. They are such beautiful trees!

29 comments:

Revrunner said...

I agree., although I'm not sure about the wisdom of planting evergreens underneath. Hmm.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They really are pretty trees Pat.. hmmm wonder if they grow here!

jo(e) said...

Beautiful! I love to walk under trees just as the petals are beginning to fall and drift to the ground.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Caramella said...

Amazing, I have never seen this kind of tree.

Karen S. said...

They are very pretty, and were a very big part of my childhood!

TexWisGirl said...

how neat. :)

José Mendonça said...

Indeed they are and I don't know if I ever saw one in person.

Sharon Anck said...

How beautiful. They are almost like Christmas trees with ornaments all over them.

llandudnopictures said...

Always a nice tree to see, that bench is in a nice shady spot too... very attractive!

Taken For Granted said...

Fine photo of great looking trees. Don't know why we don't grow them around here.

cieldequimper said...

Ah marvellous! I missed them this year here, I was in the USA!

Lowell said...

We need some of those down here to keep the sun at bay! I'm guessing that is a church in the background, right?

VP said...

A lovely view and a nicely placed bench!

Gosia k said...

Lovely setting

jennyfreckles said...

I found one growing in a ceramic planter in my garden. Decided that wasn't a good idea.... Pulled it up and the conker was at its root. I guess a squirrel hid his stash there...

Jack said...

Horse chestnuts . . . that is a name I have not heard in a long time. I remember some in my old home town in Massachusetts but can't think of one in Connecticut.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

You're absolutely right, they are.beautiful..

hamilton said...

Now that you mention it, they have been rather spectacular this year.

Stephanie said...

I agree on the beauty of these great big trees. I collect the chestnuts every Autumn to put in the house to keep the spiders away.

Randy said...

Beautiful trees.

Karen said...

We had a horse chestnut in the yard when I was a child. I rarely see them now-a-days.

Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Un placer haberme pasado por tu espacio.
Saludos.

Andy said...

Nice shot of all the blossoms Pat. After our extremely cold winter the plant kingdom is doing much better than thought it would.

Laura. M said...

They are precious. These chestnuts are not eaten here used against moths.
Put them in closets;))

Halcyon said...

We have them here too and they are lovely. This year seemed to be especially good.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, they ARE beautiful trees. I just wish the squirrels in my neighbourhood didn't plant so many conkers in my gardens. lol

William Kendall said...

They are pretty!

Karl Demetz said...

Oh, these are gorgeous !