Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The First Chestnut



In the quiet of an early September morning
on Chestnut Tree Lane,
a harbinger of autumn swinging itself free,
landing in front of
sandal-clad feet
with a thud:

The first chestnut of the season,
in her shiny marron finery,
smiling
next to her split open
moss-green spiky armour,
exuding fragrance
of marrons glacés.



First published
September 2007
by Merisi.



28 comments:

  1. I sit contented,
    Steam escaping from my cup.
    Conkers on the ground.

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  2. Merisi, I sure don't get out to visit your blog as often as I'd like but when I do, I have the pleasure of being able to scroll down the page and enjoy the beauty of your photography all in one sitting. I enjoy seeing the world through your wonderful eye. Just beautiful. Thank you. :)

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  3. So beautiful! Very similar in appearance to our buckeyes, aka horse chestnuts. Sadly, the buckeyes are inedible.

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  4. Simply stunning, Merisi. Isn't God's work truly awesome!

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  5. They do look similar to our buckeyes...after all, we are the buckeye state!

    Brilliant shots, Marisi.

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  6. It's a joy to discover your chestnut!
    Eternal sunshine in an autumnal (?) mind!!

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  7. Beautiful photos of a fruit I love.

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  8. you make simple things so beautiful, Merisi, thanks for sharing your gift!

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  9. Thank you all so very much for your comments! I am travelling these days, but I am looking forward to visit you all when I come back! :-)

    And yes,
    these are horse chestnuts, indeed!
    Conkers, Spacedlaw,
    exactly. :-)

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  10. The top photo is the most beautiful one that I have ever seen. Seriously. The chestnut looks like a teak sculpture. What a talent!

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Conkers remind me of my Grandma's village and the fun we had collecting them from the big tree near home farm. Sigh.............memories.

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  12. These are certainly the most beautiful photos of chestnuts I've ever seen! I've never actually tasted a chestnut...how has this happened? Don't see them here except perhaps at Christmas time. I'll have to buy some and experiment.

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  13. Your chestnuts show the very essence of autumn...

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  14. Ah, those are so beautiful! I adore chestnuts - but to look at their rich, glossy, tactile shapes and to eat. Wish they were more readily available in this part of the world.

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  15. Stunning photos, Merisi - thank you :)

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  16. Artist of words and light, can I tell you this enough? Lovely.

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  17. Beautiful photos ! When I see chestnut, i tell myself, fall is here.It reminds me my childhood

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  18. It's chestnut season over here as well. Wonderful photos!

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  19. I can hear that one Horse chestnut hit the ground...
    I used to collect them as a kid...
    I thought they were lucky for some unknown reason...
    merci for the memory

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  20. Very pretty close-ups of the chestnut!

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  21. A, the chestnut. Along with the fig, this is to me one of the most gorgeous, sensual, and alien edible wonders of nature. Beautiful photos, Merisi.

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  22. Hmmm..it's like peering into this precious gem being showcased in a museum.
    Beautiful exhibit! :-)

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  23. Hmmm..it's like peering into this precious gem being showcased in a museum.
    Beautiful exhibit!

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