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April 27, 2012

Ginkgo wood carving in Portland, OR.

Ginkgo wood carving.

Hall of Brocade Clouds, Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon.

Photo by Adam Fagen on Flickr.com.

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April 22, 2012

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Pollen on male Ginkgo tree in April.

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April 19, 2012

Favourite memorial tree: this Ginkgo (video)



Video on YouTube by The Tiniest Tiger: "The front yard Ginkgo is my favourite tree.... In memory of my Grandpa who planted and loved this Ginkgo tree."

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April 18, 2012

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added on my Usage-page: photos of big-ginkgo hairstyle.
* Added photo Ginkgo adiantoides fossil, Oligocene, Oregon.

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April 15, 2012

Ginkgo wood: pencils and fibers

Is Ginkgo biloba wood soft enough to make pencils of?
Does it have short or long fibers?
Where can I buy a wood sample to investigate this?

Questions by Fred van Noort, the Netherlands.

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April 13, 2012

Floriade 2012: Ginkgo leaf shaped garden

"Stichting Naturama has created a butterfly garden at Floriade 2012 entitled “Footkiss for Butterflies”. The butterfly garden is an interactive work of art in which both the visitor and the butterfly take part. The garden is in the shape of a huge, sloping leaf from the Japanese Ginkgo biloba tree.
You walk barefoot across the leaf’s nerves, which serve as a blueprint for the route you will follow. The paths are made of special grass interwoven with low-growing flowers that are also gentle underfoot.
The element bringing it all together is the Golden Section, which is not only the central point of the butterfly garden but also of the Floriade Park itself. Visitors can have their picture taken at the Golden Section, which is marked by a millstone. "
A Ginkgo tree is planted close to the garden.

Photo/text: website Floriade 2012.

Floriade 2012, World Horticultural Expo in Venlo, the Netherlands
5 April to 7 October 2012

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April 09, 2012

Architecture: Ginkgo project Beekbergen

Beekbergen, the Netherlands:
Ginkgo project combines art, technology and architecture to integrate
a housing complex in the nature of the existing park located in front.
The glazed facade has been specially designed covered with a print of Ginkgo tree leaves of different green and yellow tones that react to the constant changing light of the sky creating very special effects, reflections, shadows and silhouettes, depending on the time of the day and the season of the year.
Design and photo: Casanova + Hernandez Architects

More info and photos on my Art-page.

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April 04, 2012

Ginkgo Easter egg

Ginkgo tree with Easter egg. The Ginkgo leaf is made of fine silk thread. Happy Easter!

Photo sent to me by Wieland Haak, thank you again!

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April 02, 2012

Ginkgo botanical art

Ginkgo with Chinese man - 14 x 20" by M.F. Cardamone from Pennsylvania, USA.
Enlargement click here.

M.F. Cardamone is a botanical artist, she writes on her website:
"The mission of this work is to record and document what's become of the plants in our modern culture by contrasting their past and present life histories . I wanted to do this in a way that's entertaining , educational, unusual and unexpected."
Website M.F. Cardamone.

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