Sunday, June 5, 2011

Red Horse Chestnut/ Macro Monday

Blossom of red horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum x carnea) tree)


Showy flowers in a large upright cluster 13 to 20 cm (5 to 8 inches) long

To see more macro shots visit  MACRO MONDAY at Lisa's Chaos.

23 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This plant certainly is much prettier than what the name is.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely. Beautiful flowers and beautiful images.

texwisgirl said...

very pretty.

Kathy said...

A variety that is foreign to where I live, but it's certainly a beautiful blossom.

Míriam Luiza said...

Que flor linda! Sua cor é exuberante!

Shammickite said...

Conkers to come in the fall.
have you ever played conkers?

Lorna said...

How relaxing to take a (virtual) walk through your beautiful posts.

Michelle said...

Wow...and wow. Love these!!!

Ann said...

are these horse chest nuts edible. Once I went with my sister, and we picked some chestnut (first time,) we LOl how lucky we were.

Then I peeled some, and gave her some, she joked I was trying to poison her. So we threw the whole lot out.

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very beautiful.

Team Beaglebratz said...

I just had to stop by and thank you for stopping by "our" blog and becoming a follower. I'm really glad I did take time to come by now - got to see all those pictures of the beautiful flowers. i love my flower garden - when planted but I have not had a chance to plant anything this year however I do have some great Day Lilies that surprised me since I fogot I had planted them - will have to get a pic of them.
Kim

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous details in the horse chestnut blossom. Happy Macro Monday

Carletta said...

Lovely color!
Really nice bokeh in the second shot.
Carletta@Round The Bend

edenhills said...

I've never seen these before. I love your pictures!

Teresa

Jama said...

Never seen them before and they are so pretty.

birdy said...

Lovely blooms, nicely taken.

see you there! said...

Great macro. Is this a native plant found in the wild or something people have in their garden?

Darla

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Amazing macro. A rare species of wildflower with lovely colors that you've captured so well.

Winter Past is my link to Macro Monday. Do stop by when you get a chance. I'd love your company. Have a great week.

RW said...

lovely flowers

Karen said...

I haven't seen one of these since childhood! Gorgeous shots.

Kaori said...

THe macro flower is gorgeous! I like the green leaves in the background, too :D

LauraX said...

beautiful!

kaye said...

that first photo is stunning, I've never seen a red chestnut.

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