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