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photoblog image Calke Abbey Spring 4/7

Calke Abbey Spring 4/7

Near to the lake I featured up until yesterday are quite a lot of trees and I tried a few close-up shots of the new growth coming through. Somebody will have to tell me what this is though, I’m not the most knowledgeable person where these things are concerned.  Here is a picture I took on another occasion. 

Calke Abbey Spring 4/7

Near to the lake I featured up until yesterday are quite a lot of trees and I tried a few close-up shots of the new growth coming through. Somebody will have to tell me what this is though, I’m not the most knowledgeable person where these things are concerned.  Here is a picture I took on another occasion. 

comments (20)

If you were in the US I might think it's in the same family as a Carob. But I've no idea! However, I DO know you've taken a very nice photo of it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. I'm told it is a Horse-chesnut, which I should have known all along.
Aesculus hippocastanum, Brian: Common Horse-chestnut. Nice capture. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, I can see it is now.
Lovely detail, Brian. I love the fresh new green. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ros.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2012, 08:07
Emerging Horse Chestnut Brian
Brian Walbey: So I understand Chris, thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2012, 09:56
Lovely and fresh, nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2012, 10:00
Great vivid capture and lighting here Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
strange plant to me
Brian Walbey: A Horse-chestnut apparently Chantal, I recognise it now.
I do enjoy the fresh green appearance of new growth Brian. These leaves are claerly basking in the glorious sunshine.
Brian Walbey: Apirl/May are great months for lovely fresh greens like this Chad.
Goodness, spring really has sprung there. Love that new fresh look on the leaves.
Brian Walbey: Not quite Spring here as yet Mary, this was April last year, hopefully it will be the same this year.
Very nice
lovely green
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
Looks like the leaves that fall into our garden from our neighbour's horse chestnut tree, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm told it is a Horse-Chestnut Beverly.
Looks like a Horse Chestnut to me Brian but I'm no expertgrin
Brian Walbey: The experts tell me it is Bill, I should have known that.
Such a fresh young tree, Brian
Brian Walbey: Start of a new years growth, isn't nature great for things like this.
Lovely capture Brian. Tones and light are superb!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
There's something hypnotic about this shot. I don't know why! Cheers, Dave.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Dave, I must admit I do like this one.
Fine take, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
I'd stab a guess at a Horse Chestnut, Brian, with flower about to blossom. When I saw this, I felt a thrill of excitement, it's a real sign of spring in flow when horse chestnuts blossom and they are spectacular!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a Horse Chestnut Martin according to the SC experts. I agree with your feeling about the signs of Spring.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Mar 2012, 22:53
Now I know very little about such things but to me they look to horse chestnut leaves; usually the first to grow and the first to fall. I like the bright couring.
Brian Walbey: They are Horse Chestnuts Alan according to the people who know.
Chestnut??
Like the vivid green of the waking up leaves smile
Brian Walbey: Yes Horse Chestnuts apparently, I usually call them Conker trees.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2012, 05:26
The colour of the new growth is very appealing, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray and it should soon look like this again this year very soon.

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