Two Old Chestnuts Having a Good Laugh

two old chestnuts
Chestnuts view one.

Looks like two old chestnuts having a good laugh about an old chestnut.

two old chestnuts
Chestnuts view two.

Ha ha, I guess you’d have to know an alternate usage for “chestnut,” that being an old joke or story, usually overtold to the point of eyerolling by listeners, but still entertaining to the old chestnuts who tell it, as those who tell the stories are also called “old chestnuts.”

So it’s a triple pun because these things are actually old chestnuts that I found out in the nature thriving between two parking lots near an old fence with trees and plants thriving where no one takes the time to “clean up.” What diversity all over the ground, and these spiny chestnut pods broken open to make sure the next generation gets into the ground to germinate, or gets into some animal or human for nourishment and enjoyment. Old chestnuts are definitely good for a lot of things, including a good laugh with old chestnut friends.

I took several different sets of photos and got down to these two that I felt illustrated my idea best. I couldn’t decide between the two if either was better than the other, but I think the one at the top is a more interesting photo with the chestnuts isolated against the background.

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