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November 28, 2011

Ginkgo in Central Park, New York

This photo was taken in Central Park, New York by obni on Flickr.com.

November 25, 2011

Panorama photo Ginkgo trees in Tokyo


Ginkgo trees at Showa Kinen Park in Tama, Tokyo, Japan.

360° panorama photo by Seima, panoramic photographer.

November 23, 2011

Video playlist : Ginkgo leaves fall like rain

Ginkgo rain: leaves all fall at the same time

The leaves of Ginkgo trees may all fall in a short period of time, sometimes in one or two hours! This is recorded in many parts of the world in fall.

I made a selection of videos from YouTube (thanks to all videomakers!) presented in the playlist below. More info on my website.

November 22, 2011

Kirlian photo of Ginkgo leaf

Kirlian photo of a Ginkgo leaf.
Kirlian photography obtains an image of the electromagnetic discharge (corona effect) between a subject and an applied electric field. The luminosity of the corona depends on many factors including the health of the subject.
From - Photo Manfred Kage/Science Photo Library.

November 20, 2011

Quilt : Geisha in winter

Geri Patterson-Kutras from California writes on her quilt website:
"While studying Art History I fell in love with the grace and form of Asian art. This quilt was inspired by an ancient Japanese wood block print. The graceful Geisha braces against the approaching cold winter wind while the ginkgo leaves swirl around her."

View enlargement of this artful design here.

November 19, 2011

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added several photos/videos on Tree- and Usage-pages.
* Added several of my HD-videos on non-English Tree-pages of my website.

November 18, 2011

Video: Ginkgo leaves in November



Ginkgo leaves in November 2011.
This video can be watched in HD-quality.
I made this recording in the Netherlands on November 6, 2011.
More info and photos on my website The Ginkgo Pages:
http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/

November 16, 2011

Photo: Ginkgo reflections

Joel de Courcy Browne from Australia made this special photo of Ginkgo tree reflections in Japan.
Photo on Flickr.com.

November 13, 2011

Ginkgo horticultural art

Horticultural art: Ginkgo leaves.
Photo by Fred on Flickr.com.

More photos of Ginkgo by Fred on Flickr.com click here.

November 10, 2011

Video: Ginkgo tree in Amsterdam in fall



Ginkgo biloba trees in fall. Location Guido Gezellestraat, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
This video can be watched in HD-quality.
I made this recording on October 31, 2011.
More info and photos on my website The Ginkgo Pages:
http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/

November 08, 2011

Korean fall ceremony honors old Ginkgo tree



Kim Min Cha performs the traditional "Salpuri" dance, part of a fall concert to honor the changing of the leaves of a 500-year-old Ginkgo tree at Gyeongju Cultural Center (Gyeongju in South Korea). The concert is a mixture of a cultural performance and a religious ritual to honor the spirit of the tree. The trunk had been wrapped in ribbons and an altar was placed before it with incense and food. Offerings were placed at the foot of the tree.
This Ginkgo is monument no. 66 and is registered as Geongsangbuk-do.
See photos and read more on Gyeongjublog.com.

November 06, 2011

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added HD-video of Ginkgo in fall in Amsterdam: my YouTube channel and Tree-page.

November 03, 2011

Ritual harvesting Ginkgo seeds, Kushida shrine



Video Japan: An annual ritual to harvest Ginkgo seeds is held at Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward on Oct. 6. A pair of about 800-year-old Ginkgo trees, known as the "Ginnan" couple with a height of 22 meters and a circumference of 6 meters each, stand side by side next to the shrine's main hall. The "Ginnan" trees attract many followers and admirers as the symbol of power to bless people's relationships and children because they produce a lot of seeds.

November 02, 2011

Birthday present: Ginkgo leaf collage


Wieland Haak sent me these photos to let me know he gave his wife Gertrud a perfect 75th birthday present: he made a lovely Ginkgo leaf collage and moreover he gave her a nice Ginkgo leaf collier.