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December 27, 2008

Video: Big Ginkgo tree in Japan


Video of a 400-year-old Ginkgo tree in Wakayama, Japan.
YouTube video by rakudamovie.

December 24, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added many photos of Ginkgo trees in France.
* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo of 1845 in Tours (France) with grafted female branch.

December 23, 2008

Henry Moore sculpture and Ginkgo

Henry Moore sculpture outside at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Canada. It was all covered up during the construction for the last few years and finally it was back again. The Ginkgo tree is visible behind the sculpture.
Photo by alfred ng.

December 20, 2008

Life with a Ginkgo tree in Indiana



Summer writes on his blog
: "I sit and watch the tree regularly. The image of it has become a part of me. But I want more from it than its beauty—even more than its shade. I want the tree to speak to me. .......I want to know how old the tree is. I sit at its edges, lean against its base and look out at the world it sees—simple wood homes filled with families, shouting, wiggling teenagers walking home from school and cars hurriedly trying to get somewhere........One November morning, I awoke to the sound of rain. Except it wasn’t quite the sound of rain. It was soft and padded in some way. It was a sound I’d never heard. It was like what you would expect snow to sound like if snow made noise when it hit the ground. My ears loved it. I sat up, peeked through the blinds, and was startled by what was there. I jumped out of bed. I walked out my front door, clothed in pajamas and looked up in amazement as every leaf fell from my tree. It was raining yellow gingko leaves. My walkway was covered in gold."
Read more here.

December 18, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added in videos section: Japan's biggest Ginkgo tree, over 1,000 years old.
* Added in videos section: famous Ginkgo tree in the Tianmu Shan Reserve in China.

December 17, 2008

Video: Rabbit on Ginkgo leaves

YouTube video: 'A bunny rabbit named Munch, outside in the Ginkgo leaves. '

December 15, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added HD-video: Ginkgo trees in Sapporo, Hokkaido in Japan (video on bottom of this page).
* Added on my Art-page gallery: woodblock print by Shiro Kasamatsu and Ginko Carbon Table by Ross Lovegrove.
* Added photo: Birds and Ginkgo: Waxwings on Ginkgo branch.

December 13, 2008

Merry Christmas and a happy 2009

I wish all readers of my homepage and forum-blog
***** Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009 *****
Greetings - Cor Kwant

December 09, 2008

Ginkgo Wagashi in Kyoto

Ginkgo Leaf Shaped Namagashi いちょう 生菓子
Namagashi
are a type of wagashi, which is a general term for snacks used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Namagashi may contain fruit jellies or sweetened bean paste.
More photos and blog article click here.

December 07, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added videos: 700-year-old Ginkgo at Tokyo Zenpukuji Temple in Azabu Juban, Japan + video Ginkgo rain 2008.
* Added photos from readers of Ginkgo trees in Slovenia, Croatia, China, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

December 04, 2008

Jurassic park trees

The Ginkgo tree has survived dramatic climate changes for over 200 million years. The perfect specimen to grow, then, in these uncertain times, says Dan Pearson (the Observer's green-fingered guru on all things horticultural) in an article in the Guardian/The Observer, of Sunday November 23, 2008.
He also writes about Metasequoia glyptostroboides and other Jurassic park trees.