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April 07, 2019

Ginkgo brooch by Feng Ji



Feng Ji is the young leading high jewelry designer in China and established her Haute Joaillerie brand in Paris and Shanghai.  
She also sells her jewels through for instance Instagram.

"Ms. Feng said her Ginkgo brooches remind her of the Ginkgo leaves falling from the trees in her Hangzhou hometown and are made with natural yellow sapphires and other gemstones."

Photo Sohu.com + more info read article: New York Times March 22, 2019.

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March 05, 2019

Oviraptor and Ginkgo apodes tree


Rinchenia mongoliensis (Oviraptor) in the Mongolian sun under a Ginkgo apodes tree
China, Cretaceous period, c. 121 million years ago.

More about Ginkgo fossils on my website.

Enlargement of this picture by Rebecca Dart on Twitter.

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February 10, 2019

Ginkgo poem by Elena Martin Vivaldi


The poet Elena Martín Vivaldi wrote a Ginkgo poem dedicated to the Ginkgo tree located in the Jardín Botánico, Granada in Spain. 
Her niece María Teresa Martín-Vivaldi illustrated it with this watercolor painting.



Biography Elena Martin Vivaldi: Culturandulucia.com.



The poem at the foot of the Ginkgo tree. 



Video on YouTube by Biblioteca IES Emilio Muñoz.

More info about Elena Martin Vivaldi
 and the poem
 on my website and here.



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January 23, 2019

Ginkgo trees throughout the year, Beijing



Ginkgo trees throughout the year, Beijing Forestry University, China.

Video by Dawei Tang on YouTube.

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January 10, 2019

Old Ginkgo and concert in Korea: Gyeongju Ungok Seowon



Gyeongju Ungok Seowon (Confucian academy) in South Korea. 

Local artists perform a concert near an old Ginkgo when its golden leaves fall in November. Many tourists come to visit this place.

More info and video on my blog post of January 25, 2017.

More photos here and here

Video on YouTube.

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December 22, 2018

Ginkgo tree in Madrid, Spain



Wonderful Ginkgo biloba tree in fall, Parque de la Fuente del Berro, Madrid in Spain.
This tree was planted c. 1930.

Read more about this tree and park here.

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December 14, 2018

Merry Christmas - Happy 2019


Wishing all visitors of my forum-blog, website The Ginkgo Pages , YouTube channel and Twitter 

  Merry Christmas
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  Happy 2019

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Cor Kwant

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December 07, 2018

Huge Ginkgo leaves pictures created by street cleaners


China: A sunbird created with fallen Ginkgo leaves by street cleaners in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on December 4, 2018.
It took the workers two hours to craft this wonderful image.



The workers create a new picture from fallen Ginkgo leaves every three days.



Enlargement and more pictures:  China Plus

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November 18, 2018

2018 Ginkgo trees in fall - The Ginkgo Tweets

Visit my Twitter account The Ginkgo Tweets to view many photos/videos/news about the Ginkgo in fall, for instance:













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November 10, 2018

Ginkgo grove - Blandy Experimental Farm Virginia - 2



Ginkgo grove during fall at the State Arboretum University of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Farm.

More info on my blogpost of April 27, 2016



Video by Winchester Aerial on YouTube.
Picture: Blandy Experimental Farm.
 
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November 05, 2018

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: Long-term stable refugia for relict plant species in East Asia.
 
* New photo on Photospecial page: Ginkgo reflections, Hortus botanicus Leiden.

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October 24, 2018

Kangxi dish with ginkgo and eagle

Famille verte 'birthday' dish with an eagle on ginkgo branch


Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue

Diameter 25.4 cm.

Series of ‘birthday’ dishes made for Kangxi sixtieth birthday celebrations (1713).

Picture and more info: Emperorsantique 

 

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October 12, 2018

Ginkgo trees Baiyan Temple, Jinxing


90 Ancient Ginkgo trees at Baiyan (White Rock) Temple, located in Jinxing Township, Dayi County, Sichuan in China, more than 60 kilometers from Chengdu. 

The Ginkgo trees were planted by monks during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644), possibly even earlier. Most famous is the legendary and millennia old "nine children Ginkgo", meaning that one Ginkgo tree turned into nine Ginkgo trees...

The temple was built under a huge white rock, that’s how it gained its name. It is said to be constructed in the 16th year Eastern Han Dynasty and is the only Tibetan Buddhist temple near Chengdu.
The Ginkgo trees scenery attracts many visitors.


Photos: Sohu.com + Discover Sichuan.com

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September 22, 2018

Google Doodle with Ginkgo leaves Autumn 2018


Google searchengine shows a doodle "Fall Equinox 2018".
You can see its larger format here.

Even a video by Schmorbsal on YouTube:




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September 12, 2018

Ginkgo leaves drawing


Ginkgo leaves (and seeds) drawing by Kathleen Birnbaum.
Botanical illustration. Ink on paper.
Stippling pen and ink on paper...up to 4000 dots per square inch on acid free heavy weight drawing paper.

Picture: Saatchi Art

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