Sunday, September 27, 2009

American Chestnut Tree closeup

As promised in the last post I have some more photographs of the American Chestnut Tree. And I do now believe it is an American Chestnut instead of a Buckeye. What do you think?
This last photo is more blurry, but it really shows the leaves.
Not home for long....just long enough for Jimmy to mow and me wash clothes, but I did also post on my other blog, Photography By Leedra with a much prettier photograph. Have started a knit project for myself. Taking a weekly knit class right now, and am learning so much. Also keeping Mason on Wednesday mornings, and just have to go see Wendy and Noah one day during the week. Staying real busy. Hope all is well with all of you.
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15 comments:

Dorothy said...

Nice pictures! I miss you when you are away! Sounds like you are a busy lady! Happy new week!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sounds like you are very busy.Those grandchildren can steal our hearts and our time,but they are so worth it.
Blessings,Ruth

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Leedra: Neat photos, I think without a doubt it is a chestnut tree. My buckeyes go to the squirrels and they have stripped it clean. You have some nice treats for the winter.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your chestnut tree is so interesting. Don't know if I've ever seen one--or paid much attention to one IF I did see it.

Your life still sounds great --even with the busy times. Is Jimmy still working tons of hours? When are you getting that needed vacation????

I have had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder for the past couple of days. They passed through here in May going north--and must be headed south again. I'm glad she stopped by... Hope more come!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Dawn said...

Looks like my american beechnut only your fruit is on a larger scale, it takes a act of congress to get the beechnut fruit shelled and peeled and at that, you need to be quick and harvest them before the bluejays know they are ready. Can you roast yours? I love a good tree, so beautiful!

Bill Adamsen said...

Definitely a chestnut. But likely the Chinese chestnut Castanea mollisima or a hybrid based on leaf density, small leaf hooks and waxy (shiny) leaves. Would need a sample to tell for sure.

Your butterfly photos are amazing. I get Yellow Swallowtails on my Echinacea in northern CT. It is fun to see the Buckeye with the round spots.

Susie said...

Leedra it does sound like you have been busy, but busy in a good way.

Sorry I don't know my trees well so I can't help with identity.

Connie said...

chestnut tree. Nice to have you back.

Pam said...

Our neighbor had a chestnut tree and the nut pods were the hardest things to open.

Clara....in TN said...

What are you knitting?

lisaschaos said...

They look ready! Yum!

NCmountainwoman said...

A new resistant American Chesnut has been developed and is being planted at locations all over western NC. Great photographs!

Char5 said...

When I was growing up, our next door neighbors had one of these. I loved collecting the chestnuts that fell on our side of the fence. Mom used to roast them for us to eat-YUM! :-P
I did not enjoy stepping on the burs if I forgot and went out barefoot-YOWCH! :-O
Thanks for sharing your photos-they brought back some real good memories for me.

Pam said...

I agree that it looks like an American Chestnut. You have captured some wonderful shots of the chestnut tree.

Tom said...

Thank for pointing me to these... we call them Sweet Chestnuts as you know... sorry to hear you story... the best way to pick them is on a windy day... and never pick any that are damp... thank you for your visit... I will not spend time here as I noticed some beautiful pictures above.. ;o)

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