Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 08/24/2016


Photo taken on August 24, 2016



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Hereford
Horse Chestnut
Conker
Aesculus hippocastanum


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Horse Chestnuts, Riverside Walk, River Wye, Hereford 24 August 2016

Horse Chestnuts, Riverside Walk, River Wye, Hereford 24 August 2016
The conker season will soon be on us!

Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) or "conkers" reaching fruition.

I well remember battling it out with friends to prove the "champion conker"; and all the dubious ways of hardening them - steeping in vinegar, baking in the oven etc. And also raps on the knuckles from your opponent as he misjudged his conker's swing.

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Fortescue38
Fortescue38
Oh dear - it's autumn already.
13 months ago.
Cold War Warrior has replied to Fortescue38
Time flies when you enjoy yourself!
13 months ago.