Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Horse chestnut



12 comments:

Paz said...

very nice photo.

paz

Cher said...

interesting, never heard of horse chestnut before. nice captures as usual. :)

Sandra said...

These photos prove even a chestnut can be a thing of beauty. I have never seen one but have read about them.

Andrea said...

Beautiful compositions.

Bye

Calusarus said...

A yummy shot

ALEX said...

Preciosas las fotos...ya con el otoño, es normal ver estos frutos..en España se llaman "castañas"...un beso.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful closeups Meda. These would be so good roasted.

MedaM said...

Dear my blogging friends thank you all for your nice and friendly comments.
This is a short info about this fruit. This chestnut is not edible. This kind of chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) we call as „divlji kesten“. I think that it is literarily means „wild chestnut“ in English but I found in the dictionary „horse chestnuts“. The flowers and bark and fruits of horse chestnuts are used in folk medicine because of its beneficial effect on the walls of capillaries and veins. Except in folk medicine, horse chestnut extract is used in various creams for the treatment of veins and smoothing wrinkles. The horse chestnut tree is a favourite tree in the parks because of its beauty, its beautiful leaves and flowers in cone shaped forms. It grows up to 20 meters and it reaches age of 200 years.

BaysideLife said...

They look good enough to eat, but since they are not edible, its nice to know they have a medicinal use. These photos are so well composed. Lovely.

Tammie Lee said...

I guess there are different kinds of chestnuts. These photos are quite lovely. I remember finding some in Canada that also were not edible.

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