Well, not really any conkers yet, just the flowers. As we passed a young (20-30yr old) Horse Chestnut tree I was struck by the beauty of a flower spike. It was a full 9 inches (23cm) across. The branch holding this spike was below head height and had so far survived the village IQ zeros. That made it so easy to get close for a few photographs and admire the subtle colours I had never noticed before now. Brilliant white, yellow, pale green, brown and pink. Just as pretty as any cultivated garden bloom....
I wonder how many of these will set to become conkers in the Autumn.
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