It's time again for another Free Wallpaper! This is another one contributed by Steve, of Out On The Prairie fame. This is a photo of three Buckeyes. For years I wondered what buckeyes were, unknowingly growing up with a buckeye tree right in my front yard. We just called it a chestnut tree. Read on to find out why.

Straight from Steve - "The three buckeyes I found while hiking in Lake Wapello State Park, Near Drakesville, IA. They are suppose to bring you good luck, but not if you ate them because they are poisonous. Another name for the tree is Horse Chestnut."

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If you would like to see more of Steve's photos, and his excellent stories, you can find them at his blog, Out On The Prairie, and even more of his photos on his Flickr site. He writes fiction that is based on the lives of his family and friends. He interviewed them to get the essence of their experiences with nature and life on the prairie.

Steve's Blog - Out On The Prairie
Steve's Flickr Site - Iowa State Parks

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  1. I didn't know they were called that either, they are beautiful trees

  2. I learned something new today. Lucky for me I never tried to eat a buckeye :)


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