Friday, November 6, 2015

Pic Today 11/6/15






GINKGO'S GOLDEN FANS

The ginkgo tree is easily
my favorite tree in autumn.

Native to China, the ginkgo
(also known as the maidenhair tree)
is a "living fossil,"
with specimen fossils dating back
270-million years.

Its fan-shaped leaves are unmistakable,
turning a deep saffron yellow each autumn.
And they drop their leaves all at once,
covering the ground beneath in a golden carpet.

The ginkgo is prized in Buddhist culture,
with its nuts and seeds prized
in Chinese medicines and cuisine.

The tree's tenacity may be seen in
Hiroshima, Japan, where 6 ginkgo trees
were among the few living things
to survive the atomic bomb blast in 1945.

The beautiful ginkgo show
is happening now! 

10 comments:

  1. Sembra che sui rami ci siano grappoli di farfalle dorate, bellissimo!!!

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  2. Ah si . . . farfalle, pronto a prendere il volo!

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  3. Oh, that beauty, its leaves resemble butterfly wings gold!
    I didn´t know the gingko.
    Thanks for such beautiful photos.
    Kisssss

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  4. I couldn't have come in a better time! I JUST looooooooooooove autumn, and love the colors it brings, and love the leaves, and ufffffff!!! U understand!! hehehehe

    I've missed your pics so so much!! But Im back! (and yes, very well ;))

    Sweet kiss, Rick :)

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  5. I love the leaves of the ginkgo. Great pictures!

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  6. Eis uma linda árvore a de ginkgo, e coloridas de amarelo são uma maravilha aos olhos!
    Bjus

    http://simplesmentelilly.blogspot.com.br/

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  7. Amigo Fotógrafo,en el otoño por sus colores,se pueden hacer muy buenas fotografias
    Saludos desde Andaluciia

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  8. Never seen the leaves like the ginkgo has. This is wonderful tree and it looks so very beautiful in autmn colors.

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  9. Espectaculares esos árboles y más aún en otoño. Buenas tomas Rick.

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  10. uufffff milenario y medicinal preciosas fotos de verdad que luz !! los arboles llenos de magia , besos desde mi brillo del mar

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