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October 26, 2012

Yellow Ginkgo leaves with green edge in autumn


Autumn: these yellowing Ginkgo leaves with green edge are growing on some parts of  the Ginkgo tree in my own garden, lovely!


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October 24, 2012

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added to my Art-page (picture gallery):  Ginkgo sculpture by Gerri Grijsen + Floriade 2012.

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October 23, 2012

Video: Ginkgo in Chinese calligraphy



This video on YouTube by kameitsutomu shows the writing of  Yin Hsing (Xing) or  Silver apricot  (Ginkgo)  in Chinese/Japanese characters. Read more about the name on my website: Name-page.

Wikipedia:
"The art of writing Chinese characters is called Chinese calligraphy. It is usually done with ink brushes. In ancient China, Chinese calligraphy is one of the Four Arts of the Chinese Scholars. There is a minimalist set of rules of Chinese calligraphy. Every character from the Chinese scripts is built into a uniform shape by means of assigning it a geometric area in which the character must occur. Each character has a set number of brushstrokes; none must be added or taken away from the character to enhance it visually, lest the meaning be lost. Finally, strict regularity is not required, meaning the strokes may be accentuated for dramatic effect of individual style. Calligraphy was the means by which scholars could mark their thoughts and teachings for immortality, and as such, represent some of the more precious treasures that can be found from ancient China."

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October 18, 2012

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photos photospecial page:  Wild Ginkgo trees in Dalou Mountains, southwestern China: forest + seedling.

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October 16, 2012

Tai Chi and Ginkgo trees

Photo taken at Chengdu University of Electronic Science and Technology, Sichuan, China.
This granny practices Tai Chi among the over 1,600 Ginkgo trees on this campus.
More photos on this website.

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October 09, 2012

Ginkgo village gouache


Ginkgo village

Gouache on paper by Yang Nian Cheng, Jiangxu Province
银杏村
30.7 in x 40.9 in

Picture website: Asian American Women Artists Alliance.


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October 07, 2012

Ginkgo espalier Cambridge Univ. Botanic Garden



Cambridge University Botanic Garden, UK, writes on its website:
"The stiff habit of the branches makes the Maidenhair an ideal and unusual candidate for training against a wall, a lovely example of which you can find on the north wall of the listed arts and craft building in the centre of the Garden, Cory Lodge. This treatment pays homage to two outstanding, espaliered Maidenhairs that were planted against the New Botany School (now the Department of Plant Sciences off Downing Street) when it opened in 1904. The Garden’s Arboriculture team prune and train the espaliers annually in late winter, tying in the leading shoots and shortening spurs to three or four buds. Today, these espaliered Maidenhairs are immense, having reached over 13 metres, and frame many of the windows. The logo of the Department of Plant Sciences is a Ginkgo leaf set within a double helix."

Read more and view more photos (+ enlargements): CUBG website

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October 03, 2012

Ancient Ginkgo in Nongso, South Korea



This Ginkgo tree in Nongso, Seonsan, Gumi-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. in South Korea is said to be at least 400 years old. Natural monument 225.
The tree  is revered as the village protector. The villagers gather before this Ginkgo on the first "horse-day" of the tenth lunar month of the year to pray for peace and prosperity. According to legend, a Mr. Eom planted this tree.
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