Horse Chestnuts

Lap of Chestnuts

Lap of Chestnuts

 Constance and I can’t help but notice the chestnut trees on the way home from work – chestnuts drop on our heads and the leaf piles are knee high to a human and way over the head of a Hitty!

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Constance loves chestnut brown

Constance loves chestnut brown

We both adore this particular colour of reddy-brown…Horse chestnuts are so beautiful, we think they ought to be more edible!

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Protective headgear Recommended

Protective headgear Recommended

Constance has a suggestion for conker-collecting  Hittys!

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8 thoughts on “Horse Chestnuts

  1. truly that head dress really looks like something horrible Hetty Hickory would wear!! Cute pics. I love that shade of brown also. I wonder if this is related to the Chestnut tree that is practically extinct in the US. was wiped out back in the 1930’s by a disease from Asia. Changed the nature of the Ozark and Appalacian forests.

    • Tell Horrible Hetty to send her hat size, and we’ll see if we can find a chestnut helmet for her! Horse Chestnuts are Aesculus hippocastanum, native to Eastern Europe. American Chestnuts are Castanea dentata.

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