Thursday, June 6, 2013

le châtaignier - the chestnut tree

As they are every year, the chestnut tree blooms were spectacular.  This one is next to the train station in Amboise.  (Note the sign for SNCF, Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, the national railroad system.)  It's interesting that the blooms can be in a variety of colors.  And the trees are often planted in rows alongside roads and boulevards such as along the Champs Elysées in Paris or along entrances to châteaux.

And here is a close up of the blooms.


  1. I remember those big trees lining the walkways in Paris.

    1. Yes, the seem to be everywhere in Paris. And they are so big. It's just fascinating to see a "wall" of blooms like these.