For Tree Following this year I've selected a beautiful horse chestnut tree in one of the cemeteries on our #DailyExercise route.You can see my first blogpost about this tree here.
This is a magnificent tree and its leaves are now fully open as are some of its flowers. But not all of them. It's very noticeable that the candles (that's the name for the groups of flowers) on the south side of the tree are much further on in blooming than the candles on the north.
Here is a candle on the south side of the tree a couple of days ago
Here are some more photos of this beautiful tree, taken over the last week or so
For Tree Following.
Thanks for these lovely photographs.
Happy Friday and weekend wishes.
All the best Jan
I've been puzzled by similar red candles on trees, apparently there is a red horse chestnut variety which I had no idea about
Simon, yes there's the red horse chestnut - it's a hybrid!
Such a rich green, beautiful to see!
I haven't heard the word candle being used for inflorescences before. It sounds quite poetic.
Hi Erika, as far as I know candle is only used to describe horse chestnut inflorescences
I love horse chestnut trees. I wish I could see one from my window. Thank you for bringing this one to me through my screen. Fascinating about the north and south side.
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