Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"N" IS FOR NUTS


Here we are again at ABC Wednesday. Today's letter is "N".
N is for Nuts. Remember when I posted the mysterous "Koosh Ball " tree? I didn't know what kind of a tree it was and several of you thought it looked like a Chestnut Tree. I think you were right. Now all the "Koosh Balls" are popping open and I can see the nuts inside. As they dry they fall to the ground and the outside is very sharp and prickly. I don't know if this type is edible or not. The branches hang over the fence from our neighbors garden.
Be sure to enlarge this shot to see the nuts more clearly.
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32 comments:

Cathrine said...

this is a wonderful photo !

I'm a nut freak ;-)

RUTH said...

Glad you found out what the tree is. Great photo...wouldn't it be nice if they were edible :o) Happy ABC hunting

Moi said...

One word that comes to my mind when i look at the enlarged pic: Metamorphosis :)

mrsnesbitt said...

I love ABC Wednesday....so diverse! Love the nuts, infact I am quite nuts about the pic! LOL!

Ackworth Born said...

if not a chestnut then second cousin to one.

Peter M said...

Looks like a little animal resting in a nest or is my perspective strange, nice colours and sharp

Mike said...

What a pin sharp photo. Superb shot.

Kerri said...

This is Very detailed with enlarged. My neighbor growing up had several of these trees....she would ask us kids to come over and get up what had fallen to the ground. Brings back memories. Nice shot!

CG said...

I think it's a horse chestnut and the kids over here play conkers with the nuts :)

Merisi said...

I am sure this is a chestnut (not the horse chestnuts the streets here in Vienna are lined with, they are not for human consumption).
I would steal any chestnut that falls into my garden and cook with them! Chocolate cake with chestnut filling, chestnuts and brussels sprouts .... hmmmmmmm! :-)

barkfoot said...

Those are Sweet Chestnuts and are defineatly edible. You can eat them raw, but are much sweeter when roasted, preferably on hot coals so the shell burns a bit. If you boil them then peel them they go well with roast meals, or pop them in stews. If you let them dry they will last for months, and when you need them just soak them overnight then boil them as usual. They are really yummy,(a bit like sweet potato) give them a go!

Anonymous said...

Cool!

love nuts, but they don't like
me :(


have a great day!

jel
oh and thank you!

KMF said...

wounderfull shot

kml said...

With all those prickles, I would wait until they fall to the ground too! Nice shot!

oldmanlincoln said...

That is a nice photo. I had no idea what it was until I read your story.

bluemountainmama said...

i love all these close-up shots you are doing....

my grandmother had a chestnut tree in her backyard, and we always had to watch where we were running lest we step on the prickly balls.

Salty said...

Great sharpness! You captured this superbly!

Oswegan said...

That's a fabulous shot. Did you use a flash?

~Oswegan

p.s. adding you to my list.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh dear, what a great photo! Perfect shot. :)

WalksFarWoman said...

Oh my giddy aunt - what a nut!!! :)

This ABC is such a learning experience for me, I never knew such things existed. That's a superb shot of a very unusual 'N' - well done!

imac said...

Wow wot a sharp pic there.great stuff.

Jean M Fogle said...

that is one nutty looking nut! I like all the detail.

Stunner said...

Very nice and bright photo!

Larry D said...

Wow, i enlarged it, very cool shot.

Ex-Shammickite said...

If those are sweet chestnuts, then please please send me some! Yummy roasted on hot coals. But you burn your fingers trying to peel them.
I have 2 big buckets of horse chestnut off the tree in front of my house.... I save them and give them to the squirrels in the winter.

Wendy said...

Never seen a nut tree like that one. Are you going to try to roast some? Now I'm hearing the song about chestnuts roasting on an open fire... jack frost nipping at your nose.

Neva said...

Don't they look like chestnuts? I think so but not sure....very good "N" post...love it.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

The "Fill Flash" really worked here!

Reeta Skeeter said...

very very interesting!

anoop said...

i love yr sense of perspective..nice!

When We Were Young said...

Wow. Once again you have an interseting photo!

Glad to hear the fires have not been where you are!

Max-e said...

Nice picture.