Saturday, June 10, 2017

Horsing Around

The Horse Chestnut trees were just in bloom. They live almost forever! The oldest one in the world is in Sicily, and believed to be between 2,000 and 4,000 years old. Here is one a few blocks away from us.






“When Methuselah was 187 years old, he had Lamech. After he had Lamech, he lived another 782 years. Methuselah lived a total of 969 years. And he died.”
Genesis 5


12 comments:

Ann said...

I don't think I have ever seen one in bloom. It's so pretty. I had no idea they could live that long either. That is one hardy tree

Sandra said...

this is beautiful, I did not know they bloomed like this. we are starting to get flowers now because of all the rain, up to about 9 inches now this past week, rained most of yesterday. woo hoo

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful flowers. I had no idea that they lived that long.

Denise inVA said...

It is amazing that these trees live for as long as they do, how wonderful is that? Your photos are pure delight Ginny.

LV said...

That is a new one for me. I love it and would like to have one.

Rose said...

Beautiful shots, Ginny. I was just commenting on shots of chestnut on another blog.

Carla from The River said...

How lovely, I have never seen such a tree. Does it have a sweet fragrance?

reana claire said...

Beautiful blooms, Ginny... More will be coming out in summer...

Chris Scheuer said...

I've seen those trees but had no idea they were horse chestnut trees. So lovely!

Linda said...

Can you imagine? I love going to the California Redwoods and seeing the giant redwoods and sequoia trees. I did not know about the Horse Chestnut trees so I doubt we have any in Texas.....but maybe we do.

Nancy Chan said...

I love to eat these chestnuts but I have never seen the tree nor the flowers. The flowers are very pretty.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

My goodness...the one in Italy is OLD!!! Incredible.

They resemble the crepe myrtle blossoms.