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It's that time of year again, when the Chestnuts start dropping from the trees. I usually manage to get about a 5 gallon bucket full from the trees as I compete with the squirrels for my share of the crop. Here are a few photos I took in my yard this afternoon...

Sometimes, the chestnuts are obliging, and the very prickly protective shell will pop open will it is still attached to the tree and the nut will fall to the ground.

Sometimes, not.

Either way, if you've a pocket knife handy, you can liberate a handful in no time.

This honeysuckle was nearby, so I got a shot of it as well.

Oh, the glories of living in the mountains of western North Carolina!!! I thank God for seeing fit to allow me to be born and raised here.

Love your chestnut pics!!! We are thinking of driving up to the mountains from Charlotte this weekend to get some chestnuts and apples. What area would you suggest and are chestnuts readily available now at roadside stands/farms? Were thinking about Hendersonville area?
Jeannie C. in Charlotte

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This used to be one of several political commentary blogs I ran until I got tired of updating several blogs, and consolidated them on Thunder Pig, and moved the group blogs to a Ning network.

These photos are a reflection of where I am throughout the day, and a celebration of life west of the Balsam mountain range in western North Carolina.


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