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November 30, 2007

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added topic: Trendspotting: Ginkgo.

November 28, 2007

Old Ginkgo in Beijing gets "operation"

Botanical experts gathered Monday in Beijing's southern district of Daxing on a consultation for protecting a 1,000 years old ginkgo tree. After a series of health checks, the experts from the eighteen districts and countries of Beijing decided to perform an "operation" on the tree, considering there is barely any leaves on some of its branches and part of its trunk is hollow. They began to cut some dead branches off the tree and spread some fertilizer and insecticide on the leaves. The hole under the tree root was filled in. They also improved the soil conditions for the tree.
Read more here.

November 26, 2007

Pottery video: How to make a Ginkgo teapot

On Expert-Village, a how-to video site, you can see videos by Susan Ting of the making of a double-walled teapot from clay with a Ginkgo leaves design.

November 23, 2007

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added recognition by The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) that provides organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo bonsai in Biot.
* Added 3 YouTube videos: Kumamoto old tree, Japan; trees in Seoul, S.Korea; art 'yaprak ginkgo'.

November 20, 2007

A little Ginkgo love


"Upon entering the classroom with the boys, Emma presented Elliot with a homemade envelope, decorated just that morning by Thomas (one of Elliot’s school mates), full of gorgeous yellow ginkgo leaves. She had found a whole street of them on her way to work, pulled the car over, gathered some, and made a present for Elliot (with the other children’s help) once she arrived. Oh, there is so much love at that school. Elliot’s face was worth a million words, and he went over to thank Thomas for his beautiful artwork on the envelope."

Read complete story here.

November 18, 2007

Cocina japonesa: Ginkgo semillas

"Cuando yo era pequeña cada otoño mi abuela me avisaba para recogerlos en el parque del castillo. Los teníamos bien fichados…. xd. Después, con un mazo de madera, ibamos dando unos golpes a caad fruto, que llamamos GUINNAN, y después tostamos igual que las castañas en la sartén vieja. cuando estén bien tostados, el fruto se convierte en un color verde-amarillo vivo y transparente. (mientras está opaco, es decir, aún falta la coción.)"
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November 14, 2007

YouTube video: Ginkgo butterflies


November 13, 2007

Poem: The day the Ginkgo leaves fell

I recall that brisk and bracing day:
Yellow golden fans edged in green
Whipping, swirling 'mid Sol's heatless ray
And drifting down to lay between
The stalks of grass with random pose
To make mosaics on the lawn
A single day the gods have chose
The ginkgo's cloak to mandate gone.
I remember, I think, that chilly day
The skirt shaped leaves upon me lay
As 'neath the branches I lightly sleep
And life's clear moments Time's burglar reaps;
He takes away, I seem to recall,
The fleeting scent of the leaves of Fall
And then the painting behind my eyes,
The light around and within dies.
I recall it, I swear, I know I remember
That bracing wind of late November.
The day the ginkgo leaves laid down
To rest like me...

©2007 Stuart Dummit
Poem on this site by Stuart Dummit.

November 12, 2007

Suche Ohatsuki Blatt

Liebe ginkgo freunde, suche dringend ein Ohatsuki Blatt mit Ovulen, oder wo bekomme ich eines her, es ist sehr wichtig. Grüße Rainer. rbutzmann@t-online.de

November 10, 2007

Fight to save Ginkgo in Kansas City



"Ginkgo trees in Japan, considered living fossils for their age and tenacity, survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima. But northeast Johnson County residents Bernadette and Denny Lee fear their half-century-old ginkgo will not survive a vote of the Roeland Park City Council. The 40-foot tree — now naked after this week’s cold snap denuded it in a single night — is in the path of a $5 million storm water project designed to protect residents from knee-deep flooding that has plagued the area for more than three decades."
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Topic by Bernadette Lee.

November 08, 2007

Photo: Ginkgo in Hannover

Beautiful photo of a Ginkgo of 1834 in Hannover (Germany) in Berggarten. Click here to see an enlargement and more great photos.