For those of us who as children used to love choosing the shiniest, biggest conker, or horse chestnut, this tree will certainly be a favourite. Whether we picked them up simply because of their shiny smooth chestnut-coloured beauty, or to play some childhood game, it seemed to me that we were more or less unaware of the flowers that led to the fruits. I was amazed when I saw them up close and realised that they had a delicate intricacy and beauty worthy of any featured in a bouquet. When we see the tall apparently white towers of flowers (sometimes called Roman Candles) from a distance, you would never know that they are made up of hundreds of tiny pink, white and yellow blossoms. In our village there are a couple of trees that are in a dell below the path we walk on, so that the flowers are at head height. This means that we can truly appreciate them and I was able to take this photograph for you for today. I hope you get as much pleasure seeing these as I did. A Flower a Day #279 (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers I post, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-) )
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