Two weeks ago the Chestnut trees were in flower. If you enlarge the above, you should be able to differentiate between the 'wild' Chestnuts, and their cultivated grafted cousins. The cultivated ones have the paler (flowered) canopies, which look like below.
The bees were brought in, the plantations mowed and pampered, and fingers crossed throughout the area.
Now it's the beginning of July, and the flowers have all dropped. The ground resembles the passing of a dreadlock clipping ceremony.
Next stage (about 4 months away) will be the harvest, when the fruits will look like this and taste wonderful.
But for the moment, let's all enjoy summer to the fullest; autumn seems a long way away.