greentapestry : "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

"Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"

If you screw up your eyes and squint you will see the silhouettes of several sheep snoozing their way through a sunny September afternoon, under the shade of a spreading sweet chestnut tree. How many Ss in that?

Slip over to ABC Wednesday to be serenaded by the scintillating letter S!

P.S. This sweet chestnut is one of many fine trees in Fredville Park, just outside the village of Nonington in Kent. The most famous specimen there is 'Majesty' one of the largest common oaks in Europe. This tree features in Thomas Pakenham's book 'Meetings With Remarkable Trees'.


  1. I'm squinting and remembering sunny September! Amazing tree, and I rather feel I'm in need of a siesta too!

  2. that is a sweet, special tree, for sure.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. It's been a cold rainy day by me today - this was a lovely retreat.

  4. I love majestic trees like that. Just imagine how old it must be.

  5. Wonderful, and I think those sheep think so too, somewhere to cool off in the heat of the day.

  6. lovely takes on the them...the tree is unique and captures are too good.

  7. What an utterly fabulous tree, really makes you want to linger under those wonderful gnarly branches. And congratulations on all those s's!!!

  8. Gorgeous! We miss those chestnuts here in the US...


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