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April 20, 2015

One of the largest Ginkgo trees in Japan

 
One of the largest Ginkgo trees in Japan. This tree has many chichi.  Chichi-ichou, Ichomagi, Miyagino Ward,  Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. Estimated 1,000 years old.

Photo and enlargement: Panoramio.

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April 14, 2015

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * New supersized photos on my Photospecial page

Ginkgo huttonii fossil leaves.

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April 10, 2015

Ginkgo seedling

Spring! This Ginkgo seedling has germinated from a seed I collected in Spain.
It is growing fast and will soon unfold its first leaves. 


More photos of Ginkgo seed development on my website.

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April 01, 2015

Happy Easter! Egg with painted Ginkgo leaves.

Happy Easter!

Egg painted with Ginkgo leaves.

Photo sent to me by my Ginkgo-friend Wieland Haak, thank you!

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March 18, 2015

Ginkgo fashion by Wes Gordon, New York Fashion Week 2015

Ginkgo ready-to-wear fashion by Wes Gordon, New York Fashion Week Fall 2015.

Watch this video of the show to see more Ginkgo fashion designs by Wes Gordon (scroll to 2 minutes 50 seconds):


Wes Gordon Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show | New... door Fashion_TV

Picture: Vogue

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March 12, 2015

Spring: my Ginkgo seedlings are budding!


Spring: my seedlings are budding! 

Seeds collected from a Ginkgo tree in Arles, France, September 2013. They were sown in March 2014. I kept the seedlings alive over the winter indoors.

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March 08, 2015

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

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Spring: my seedlings are alive!

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March 06, 2015

Chinese Ginkgo tree illustration, c. 1850


Ginkgo biloba tree with small human figure.

Watercolour and ink illustration on Chinese paper (c. 1850) by a Chinese artist commissioned by the Scottish botanist and explorer Robert Fortune. Fortune was one of the first botanical explorers to penetrate the interior of China in the first half of the 19th century.
He is best known for introducing tea plants from China to India.

Picture: Collections Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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February 25, 2015

Ginkgo on Japanese scene painting Edo period

Autumn trees and grasses by a stream.

渓流春秋草木図屏風

To the left, golden Ginkgo leaves shimmer in the late afternoon light with bold red and white maple leaves. 

This painted Japanese scene immortalises a view of life: a flow in the river, growth in the trees, colour and movement that expresses transient joy.

Six-panel folding screen, ink, color, gold and silver on paper. Rimpa school. Japan, Edo-period.  Late 17th–early 18th century.

Picture and enlargement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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February 18, 2015

Giant Ginkgo c. 1300, Shobo-ji Temple, Japan



Giant old Ginkgo tree (c. 1300) growing at Iwadono Kannon (Shobo-ji) Temple, Japan.

Video on YouTube by Takapy1974.

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February 09, 2015

Rhamphorhynchus on Ginkgo, Jurassic


Rhamphorhynchus (Beak Snout) on Ginkgo tree branch, Jurassic period.
It is a nocturnal pterosaur, a flying reptile, probably eating fish. It is closely related to dinosaurs.

Picture by Heinrich Harder.

Rhamphorhynchus in action:




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 on my Fossils-page and History-page.
 

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February 03, 2015

Ginkgo Tsutsuga Temple, Japan



Beautiful video of an ancient Ginkgo tree, c. 1,200 years old,  Tsutsuga Temple, Hiroshima area in Japan.

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January 28, 2015

Snow covered Ginkgo tree

Beautiful photo of huge Ginkgo tree during snowfall in Lynn, Massachusetts. 
Click here to see an enlargement on my website.

This photo was sent to me by David Lent, thank you!

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January 21, 2015

200th anniversary Goethe poem "Ginkgo biloba"


 Poem "Ginkgo biloba" by Goethe (enlargement on my website).

200 years ago Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet, botanist and philosopher, dedicated the poem "Ginkgo biloba" to Marianne von Willemer. He sent her a Ginkgo leaf. On September 15, 1815 he read his draft of the poem to her and  friends.
On September 23, 1815 he saw Marianne for the last time. Then he showed her the Ginkgo tree in the garden of the castle in Heidelberg from which tree he took the two leaves pasted by him on the poem.
The Ginkgo leaf symbolizes Goethe's theme, one and double. 

More info and translations of the famous poem on my website.

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January 18, 2015

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added: Asteroid Ginkgo to Name-page.
* New topic: Asteroid Ginkgo.

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