Awash in Golden Leaves – the Ginkgo Trees are Aglow!

Better than the yellow brick road, my street is a awash in golden leaves. The Ginkgo Biloba trees are putting on their annual display…and it is spectacular!
gingko1I wish you could come by right now! I want you to see the majestic trees with their dark grey bark & fan shaped leaves turning brilliant before your eyes, to walk the sidewalks and splash in the puddles awash in gold.  Unless you are close by we’ll have to settle for the next best thing, so read on while I share the beauty I am so fortunate to have outside my door.

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No matter how long I live here, I will eagerly await the turning of the ginkgo’s, stand in awe of the beauty and silently thank the person responsible for planting them so many years ago.  Speaking of many years ago, the Ginkgo is a living fossil dating back 270 million years.  Now that is aging gracefully!

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Not only are they beautiful, but the falling leaves bring everybody outside, especially the kids.  Rakes are dragged & buckets are filled, piles made & made again.  People come from all around to photograph the leaves, snap their holiday card photo & just soak in the beauty.

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This was our Christmas card photo several years back. Falling Ginkgo leaves are also my kind of snow!

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The Ginkgo tree has substances unique to it which are said help blood flow, particularly to the brain.  The antioxidants contained in the tree are also touted with protecting the brain, thereby aiding memory.  Judging from the number of reminder notes I write to myself I ought to start chomping on the leaves daily!

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It rained today.  Against the grey skies the trees seemed to glow.  Catching these swirling leaves and reflection in a puddle was a lucky accident.

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The golden Ginkgo’s are not here for long, but the memory of them lingers throughout the year.  And, if that memory ever fades, I’ll just sauté up a bunch of leaves!

Hope you enjoyed the visit.  If you ever find yourself in my part of the world in mid November please do follow my yellow leaf road!

What is your favorite fall foliage?

** Kelly **

 

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  1. There is a huge one in front of an older home in town here and it is so beautiful and the ground looks like it is covered in yellow snow. One year I stopped and took pictures on the way home from my sister’s on Thanksgiving and many others had stopped to take photos, too. The sun was setting and hitting it just right.

  2. What beautiful trees – and photos ! Would love to see that, I can understand why people drive to visit these beauties.

  3. GERI CLIFFORD says:

    THOSE BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN LEAVES FALLING SO GENTLY TO THE GROUND GIVES EVERYONE A CHANCE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES FROM THEIR BUSY LIVES TO LOOK AROUND AND ENJOY HOW BEAUTIFUL NATURE IS NO MATTER WHAT THE SEASON AND IF THEY ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIE DOWN AND COVER THEMSELVES WITH THEM-IT WILL SURE MAKE THE RAKING UP AFTER A LOT EASIER!!!!!

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