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January 30, 2010

Video: How to roast Ginkgo nuts




Video: How-to-roast Ginkgo nuts (seeds) presented by a class of Korean first-year high school students practicing their English skills. Most Japanese and Koreans roast Ginkgo nuts in this way at home or at food stands.
Video on YouTube by
ilovesheenaeaston.

January 25, 2010

Art in the Making: painting Ginkgo leaves

Art in the Making: Under the Ginkgo Tree. Artist Tracey Jayne Thomas shows us how she paints Ginkgo leaves. Read full article with many photos here.
This article appeared in the International Artist Magazine, August/Sept. 2009 Edition.

January 21, 2010

Squirrel in Ginkgo tree

Lovely photo of a squirrel sitting on a branch of a Ginkgo tree in San Francisco, California, USA.
Photo by Doubletee on Flickr.

January 19, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Section Videos - Photos on this Specials-page moved to my blog.

January 16, 2010

Video: Kobato - Ashita-kuruhi "Under the Ginkgo"

This video - Kobato - ASHITA-KURUHI "Under the Ginkgo" - is part of Clamp's latest manga series from Japan. It tells us a story of a Ginkgo tree's life and feelings. Includes Ginkgo song.
Kobato is a sweet and perky girl, extremely naive about the world around her. She has a "mission" to fill her mysterious bottle with people's hearts she heals so her wish to go a certain place can be granted. However, the restriction is that she is not allowed to fall in love with any person whose heart she heals. She is also a beautiful singer.


January 14, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added to my Art-page (picture gallery) Art Nouveau Ginkgo designs by Else Strauss.

January 12, 2010

Video: Playing in yellow Ginkgo leaves

msadijamco writes about this video: "While walking around Burlingame (California), we saw a male Ginkgo tree shed about half its leaves within a couple minutes. The yellow color was so beautiful, so we decided to stop and play in the leaves for a while. "

January 10, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added to Tree-page video "Ginkgo in fall impressions".
* New topic: Study: Ginkgo and cognitive decline in older adults.

January 05, 2010

Video: Jen Kuhn sings under Ginkgo tree

Jen Kuhn sings and plays under a Ginkgo tree and asks the tree "What would you do?".
Jen lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, and plays the cello in many movie soundtracks.



Jen Kuhn (Original Acoustic Song, Guitar and Cello).
Song written and performed by Jen Kuhn.
Track produced by Roy Zu-Arets.
Video by Jen Kuhn and David Lee Smith. Edited by Jen Kuhn.
Dedicated to Larry Corbett.


Video on YouTube.

January 02, 2010

Painting: Golden carps on Ginkgo leaf

Chinese watercolor painting - Golden Carps on dried natural Ginkgo leaf.
Chinese folk artists use small brushes to create flora, fauna and landscapes on small dried leaves. This leaf painting is given the title "Shuang Li Tu", in English "Image of Two Carps".
Read more here.