September 9 by cglist

September 9

When I was a kid, we called these "buckeyes," no matter how many leaves were in a cluster... Now I know that this is really a "horse chestnut" because there are 7 leaves on a stem instead of 5, which would mean it was a true buckeye. It doesn't matter to me, really, I still have an almost primal urge to collect every one that I see and put them in a big bucket, running my hands through that perfect smoothness and hearing the sound they make when they bump together... I remember how my pockets would bulge with them walking to and from school. Fall has arrived!
Ooh great shot!
September 10th, 2010  
Wonderful photo. Nice job.
September 10th, 2010  
Great shot - they are round and smooth! Didn't realize they were in this kind of shell and didn't realize there was a significant difference between the buckeye and the horse chestnut. Another teachable moment!
September 10th, 2010  
Nice fall pic!
September 10th, 2010  
Buckeyes are nice to play with. I didn't know what the difference was either but we have buckeyes.
September 10th, 2010  
This is such a great fall shot! I didn't know there was a difference either... you learn something new every day!
September 10th, 2010  
oh yeah..........havent seen one in years!
September 10th, 2010  
Fantastic focus! I love the fall colors!
September 10th, 2010  
Very cool shot and I know just what you mean about the sound they make.
September 10th, 2010  
First one I've ever seen. Very cool.
September 10th, 2010  
Conkers to me! Never heard of a buckeye - is that a kind of horse chestnut? Or is it like the sweet chestnut? Great autumn shot!
September 10th, 2010  
I love the flowers on these. I have planted 2 but as yet...nothing, too young I think.
September 10th, 2010  
conkers to me as well never heard of buckeye,Sweet chestnut are edable. I used to play conkers at school(beofre health and saftey kicked in) take a look here http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/conkers.html
September 10th, 2010  
And i need to learn how to spell and type :-D
September 10th, 2010  
great shot!
September 10th, 2010  
That's so funny you would say that--I remember collecting these as a kid, just for the same reason--because they felt so cool. We called them horse chestnuts
September 10th, 2010  
Now we know for sure Autumn is here, did you play conkers when you were a child ?
September 10th, 2010  
They're called Chestnuts were I come from and they remind me of my childhood. I loved the smoothness of them, and found when they were cracked open (by someone's foot) the insides were interesting. Oh to be young again and find something so small to be so interesting. Thanks for sharing your picture with us.
September 10th, 2010  
As kids we used to take a wagon down to the alley where there was a huge Buckeye tree...and try to fill it up...love those Buckeyes! Beautiful detail on this shot Cindy!
September 10th, 2010  
Bring back the memories of childhood , making figure`s ~with the help of matches.
nice shot
September 10th, 2010  
oh yes..cool!!
September 10th, 2010  
Never seen a buckeye except on a stamp so nice to see this photo of it.
September 10th, 2010  
Awesome shot to remember the beginning of Fall!
September 10th, 2010  
I have never seen a buckeye! Thank you for doing this! Now I know and will look for them. Do you think we have them in South Carolina? It is different from California where I lived most of my life that I don't know a tree from a tree here!
September 10th, 2010  
that's a very interesting find.....enjoy the FALL!!!!
September 10th, 2010  
Great shot. We don't have them here, I'd only heard them referred to when reading, so it's good to be able to put a face to a name, so to speak :)
September 11th, 2010  
Nice shot x
September 12th, 2010  
Wow - I never knew what they looked like - thank you!
September 13th, 2010  
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