In the quiet of an early September morning
on chestnut tree lane,
a harbinger of autumn swinging itself free,
landing in front of
with a thud:
The first chestnut of the season,
in her shiny marron finery,
next to her split open
moss-green spiky parachute,
of marrons glacés.
Chestnuts through the seasons.
I love your pictures ...It smells like fall is coming ..ReplyDelete
Ha, ha, when I first looked at that top photo I thought that it was some strange slug or snail coming out of it's shell.ReplyDelete
The slugs of Autumn are here...
Nine degrees and raining raining raining = clear and wet message, isn't it? ;-)
One would hope that a slug would fall on her feet first. *squoooooshhhhhh* :-)
Knock your socks off pictures
Lovely poem to Fall..
Holy Moly, those look like Deku Seeds from the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker game!ReplyDelete
Great macro of the nut. I think I have to go out in the backyard and see if the chestnuts hanging over the fence look like these. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
Carol, I got these before the rain started and photographed them with the last rays of sun before the big rainclouds took over.
Thinking of marrons glacés and of you was a natural, btw.
Brian in Oxford:
You are right! ;-) But beware:
It takes lots of Lon Lon Milk before can put these in your sling shot! :-)
My little Cybershot was at the camera clinic over the weekend, so now I am photographing everything in my way (worse than before *g*). Those sweet people at the Sony repairs shop here in Vienna installed a new Zeiss lens and I had my camera back within 2 1/2 half working days! So glad, because now they are only selling those eetsy-bitsy-tiny models.
I am going to check for chestnut photos on your side of the pond.
Succulent photograph and poem to match. Thank you for kicking off the autumn season in Style, Merisi Style!ReplyDelete
I saw some today and walked right past them; didn't even think to take a photo. Your photos are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Kind of makes me think the Deku Scrubs are more dangerous than I thought...ReplyDelete
I agree with Paris breakfasts....ReplyDelete
Your Photos are simply fantastic.
I am SO busy at the Moment, yet to come here and see September.. brings a smile to my dial
Wonderful photo of the chestnut! Love you new blog design as well!ReplyDelete
There are so many chestnut trees in my neighborhood, and I had been waiting for days for the first ones to drop. ;-) I collect single beauties throughout the fall and then use them to decorate the Thanksgiving table.
Oh yes, never underestimate the little spiky ones. ;-)
Thank you. :-)
I hope spring will bring you some more time for yourself.
tongue in cheek:
Thank you, Corey!
Somebody special forced me to finally change the background. ;-)
Those are absolutely magnificent photos of chestnuts. I've always loved the texture and the color of chestnuts and your photos have captured both wonderfully.ReplyDelete
Thank you. :-)
I share your love of chestnuts. They are like fall's ambassadors, fitting symbols of the season upon us.
So that's what a chestnut looks like! Believe it or not I've never seen one before. :-)ReplyDelete
I haven't seen many chestnut trees for a number of years now, and I and my husband were just talking about that. I recall enjoying the trees and the nuts as a child. Your photo presents them in a rich, polished brown--very nice.ReplyDelete
I am glad I could bring them closer to you. ;-)
I remember that the American Chestnut was all but obliterated by a blight brought to the American shores by Chinese Chestnuts. Check The American Chestnut Foundation's website, they once had a "Adopt a Tree" programm.
That last shot is just spectacular ....ReplyDelete
Thank you. :-)ReplyDelete
The latest post at Hyde DP is Autumn Chestnuts and I've included links to some other chestnut postings including this one.ReplyDelete