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Conkers - experimenting.

Experimental – this weeks photo challenge

I don’t  stop experimenting with my photography but in this case the experimentation was after the deed had been done, in the editing suite.  28 more words


Autumn Conkers - original pencil drawing of horse chestnuts

I think I am going to draw conkers every autumn.  The lovely chestnut colours are such a treat to do.  I have seen many paintings and drawing of conkers and a lot of them seem to feature the shell as well so I thought I would include one.  68 more words

Lacking in autumn colour

I’ve been out on a couple of days recently, camera loaded with slide film, in the hopes of getting some nice autumnal scenes. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be all that much autumn colour around at present. 62 more words


October Park - still looking rather green

Last weekend I took my camera with me on a walk round the local park to photograph the seasonal changes.

Surprisingly, autumn has been slow to arrive. 173 more words


Horse Chestnut

I spy the horse chestnut tree,

its canopy turned russet red and brown like new

school shoes, round toed and buckled.

Bright days bring crisp nights. 83 more words


Are conkers getting smaller?

It’s a sign of age to notice that many things appear smaller than they used to be: chocolate bars, coins… and conkers.

Hold on. Conkers? Surely the same trees, growing in the same places, can’t have suddenly started producing smaller fruit? 944 more words