Autumn has officially arrived, the conkers have started to fall in our front garden.  Others may say that the equinox needs to be passed but for me the first conkers mean that open fires, stews and tights cannot be far away.  Time to park the car out of the reach of the falling conkers, I forgot one year and was rewarded with a bonnet pitted with imprints of falling conkers.


31 thoughts on “CONKERS

  1. Coombe Mill September 25, 2016 / 12:06 am

    I have seen lots on the ground here too, it really is autumn

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:12 am

      They only began falling yesterday here, love how the seasons change at different places in such a small island

  2. Kim Carberry September 25, 2016 / 12:24 am

    A sure sign Autumn is here….I need to find some where to collect conkers this year!

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:11 am

      The conker tree in the front garden was one of things that sold the house to us!

  3. Lucy Dorrington September 25, 2016 / 12:24 am

    This really captures Autumn for me! #MySundayPhoto

  4. Tim September 25, 2016 / 12:38 am

    Blimey, it really is autumn already!

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:10 am

      Putting my sandals away today and getting out my boots

  5. Angela Milnes September 25, 2016 / 1:47 am

    ooh I cant wait to go Coner picking with my daughter this year! #MySundayPhoto

  6. Brooke Neal September 25, 2016 / 5:09 am

    AWW, it’s a conker! This will always mean childhood to me. My daughter, now 12, used to delight in filling her backpack full of conkers. You are right, they are so evocative of changing weather.

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:09 am

      I always end up with pockets full of them

  7. Tara September 25, 2016 / 6:03 am

    Oooh stew and dumplings! I really want to eat that now. A conker hit our car as I was driving the other day. It gave me the shock of my life until I realised what it was. #MySundayPhoto

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:06 am

      Oxtail stew for tea today xxx

  8. sarahmo3w September 25, 2016 / 6:21 am

    Lovely photo! I wouldn’t be happy to have my car damaged by conkers!

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:06 am

      We’d had it for more than 10 years at that stage and the bumps just added to the dimpled and scratched nature of her!

  9. Cathy Glynn September 25, 2016 / 7:58 am

    As children we spent many happy hours sourcing the best conkers.

    • Catherine September 25, 2016 / 9:05 am

      I still love collecting them, its just what to do with them afterwards!

  10. Victoria Welton September 25, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Crikey, it really is Autumn now I have seen these!

  11. Lisa@IntoTheGlade September 25, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    We have cookers falling all over the Glade too, we are very popular with young visitors at this time of year. I have to rethink my parking arrangements too! A lovely photo, you have managed to capture them at their shiny best xx #mysundayphoto

  12. Notmyyearoff September 26, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Oh my goodness conker are here!! I think we need to go an hunt some!

  13. Helena September 26, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Great autumnal photo. #MySundayPhoto

  14. Mandy September 28, 2016 / 4:23 am

    Oh dear! In South Africa, Spring brings hail storms which can also lead to dented bonnets or broken windows if you’re especially unlucky.

  15. Molly September 28, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    yes, conkers here too, although the leaves are still fairly green


    • Catherine September 28, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Our leaves are still green too even with the miner moth

  16. travelingchristie September 28, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Oh no nightmare, but such a beautiful time of year x

    • Catherine September 29, 2016 / 8:50 am

      Happy to move the car for the beautiful conkers!

  17. domesstique October 1, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Autumn ground treasure that is. xx

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