One good thing about going to work in all the fine weather we've been having recently is seeing from the top of the bus this line of chestnut trees in full bloom along the edge of a local park.
Already, though, the flowers are passing their best, as they do. Early to flower, they're early to set seed. In the height of summer, they turn one's thoughts to conkers and other autumn pastimes.
Oh dear. I've depressed myself now.