Monday, November 10, 2008
bearer of hope / symbol of love
hope and love - symbols of the ginkgo
She's back. And how uncanny is this? We both took photos of ginkgo trees without talk before hand - we even framed them the same and each with a house (mine's a bird house).
It seems as though the ginkgo in our yard turned yellow over night and it will drop all of it's leaves in one night too. I love the way ginkgo leaves are shaped and the way they are attached to the tree in little groups- springing out like a bundle of yellow paper fans. / ginkgo trees surround my art building - to me they provide inspiration. i have enjoyed watching their colors change and a part of me that will miss the leaves when they fall - until spring.
"Late in November, on a single night
Not even near to freezing, the ginkgo trees
That stand along the walk drop all their leaves
In one consent, and neither to rain nor to wind
But as though to time alone: the golden and green
Leaves litter the lawn today, that yesterday
Had spread aloft their fluttering fans of light. "
- first stanza of poem by Howard Nemerov from "The Western Approaches" , 1975
The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.