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June 29, 2009

Tattoo Ginkgo leaves and seeds with koi

Duane Moody shows his tattoo of Ginkgo leaves and seeds with koi on Flickr:

June 23, 2009

Video: Ginkgo symbol of peace and longevity

1951Darnell from Portugal shows a nice video on YouTube about the Ginkgo as a symbol of peace and longevity. With Ginkgo song!

June 21, 2009

Quilled Ginkgo biloba with crimper

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
Cecelia shows her Ginkgo creation on her blog and writes:
"This was the perfect use of my nephew’s crimper. I crimped an entire length of paper first, then straightened out the other parts of the leaf, and left the crimped part on top undisturbed. There are 3 shades of green, going for a variegated effect. I think it adds more depth than just using the same color."
Here's her blog.

June 10, 2009

Geologists: list of 100 things to see incl. Ginkgo

Geotripper writes on his blog:
"Memes can be fun, and there is one going around dealing with 100 things that you have done. I counted about 54 things on those lists that I've done in my 51 years. The meme immediately reminded me of the single most influential column I can remember from Geotimes (now Earth), written in 1990 by Lisa Rossbacher on the places that all geologists should try and see in their lifetimes. The list went through several updates, and arrived on the internet in 1997 on a page put together by Terry Acomb, currently in Grand Junction, Colorado. By nice coincidence, the entire list totaled just about 100 items, so I have made only small changes in the content. I have mostly kept the originals; all such lists are very subjective, and if I fiddled with anything I would never have finished. I notice for one that the list tends towards being biased to sites in North America. I would love to see someone put together a purely world-wide list."
Many geologists reacted and added their own list to Geotripper's blogpost .
The Ginkgo tree is among the 100 things to see. Read more here.