Too Soon…..


Tishoo Tishoo…. All Fall Down

It is far too soon for Conkers, the fruit of the Horse Chestnut Tree, to be falling.  Just another of this years strange happenings.  The Chestnut Trees look full of fruit this year, all the makings of a great harvest…..but the past two days they have just been dropping.  It would seem that many are dry and brittle.  The one thing they have in common is that they are all way too small.  Of the two conkers above the largest is 3cm and the smaller just about 2cm.    Maybe the mini heatwave that has kept coming and going over the past few weeks has caused the fruit to go into shock.  We have high winds forecast so I guess that will bring quite a few more down.

3rd September

(C) David Oakes 2016


One thought on “Too Soon…..

  1. Aye… they’ve been falling here for almost all of August. I will try to collect a few for my work in Autumn and place them on the sideboard.

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