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Berkshire’s Autumnal Pearl

October 15th, 2020

186617-342x228-horse-chestnutHorse chestnuts, encompassed by prickly, husk-like shells, are the autumnal pearl of the Berkshire Mountains.  Each October brings a sprinkling of horse chestnuts that decorate the region’s majestic landscape creating a scavenger hunt of good fortune.   These beautifully sleek nuts are believed to bring overall good luck and financial prosperity.  Native Americans, who dubbed horse chestnuts as “buckeyes” due to their resemblance to the eye of a deer, would carry these nuts around in their pockets or strategically place them throughout their villages and homes with wishful intentions.

In many ways, the simplistic expression of a horse chestnut resting upon the earth, partially encased by its hearty shell, symbolizes the spirit of the fall season – one of preparation and togetherness.  Brisk mornings serve as a reminder of what is to come and an innate nesting instinct surfaces throughout the region as we work to prepare our homes and reconnect with the comforting inner warmth that radiates throughout the Litchfield Hills.


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Elyse Harney Real Estate

For over 32 years Elyse Harney Real Estate has been specializing in Beautiful Homes, Farms, Rentals, Land for Sale & Estates in the Tri-State Region of Northwest Connecticut, the Hudson Valley of New York, and the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We proudly serve over 40 unique communities with Real Estate in Litchfield County, Berkshire County, & Dutchess & Columbia County‘s beautiful Hudson Valley Region.  Call or stop in at any one of our five offices to talk with our fantastic team of real estate agents.  We will be honored to work with you in finding the perfect home, at the right price, in the best location!