Cee’s Flower of the Day (Dec. 9th)

Flower of the Day: Ginkgo

Ginkgo, (Ginkgo biloba) has unique, fan-shaped leaves, which turn a stunning yellow color in the fall. According to research, the Ginkgo tree is a living fossil, with the earliest leaf fossils dating from 270 million years ago.

The Ginkgo tree was brought to American cities in the mid-19th century from China, thus it does not support native species of wildlife.

29 thoughts on “Cee’s Flower of the Day (Dec. 9th)

  1. I’ve been noticing the Ginkgo trees in glorious bloom. There is one street near me that is entirely lined, both sides, with this beautiful tree and it is magical for the season. You captured the essence of the trees grandeur in your beautiful photos, Amy. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Amy
    Goethe wrote a beautiful love poem called Gingko Biloba to Marianne von Willemer, the love that came too late in his life, as he said.

    Gingko Biloba

    This leaf from a tree in the East,
    Has been given to my garden.
    It reveals a certain secret,
    Which pleases me and thoughtful people.

    Is it one living being,
    Which has separated in itself?
    Or are these two, who chose
    To be recognized as one?

    Answering this kind of question,
    Haven’t I found the proper meaning,
    Don’t you feel in my songs,
    That I’m one and double?

    Unfortunately, the rhythm of the words is lost in the translation.
    Great pictures of this Gingko tree πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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