Posts Tagged ‘ginkgo’

Ginkgo Leaf Drop

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Cold weather was overdue in Washington, DC, and so it was no surprise to us when an overnight freeze on November 11th hit the ginkgo trees in the neighborhood. A day before the youngest specimens still sported bright summer green. And so the freeze, and the ginkgo specie’s traditional all-at-once leaf dump that followed immediately, created a pile of leaves not of the usual autumn gold, but of this hue:

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A few days later, though, when the oldest trees shed their final bits of raiment, the natural order of things was restored.

A tradition was righted.

Behold sidewalks paved with gold:

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Ginkgo leaves on a city sidewalk

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

On my street the ginkgo trees — those living fossils — have dropped their leaves. An unstaged photo taken Monday morning after an overnight shower:

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It’s that time of year . . .

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

. . . when yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang upon these boughs:

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No longer worth hiding

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

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“. . . nakedness that comes under the wind in autumn, showing the birds’ nests no longer worth hiding.” –D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow.


Fall Gardens On My Block

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

This afternoon at 4:00pm:

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