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


ELK said...

as my mom always said "brilliant minds think alike!"

love ginkgo trees ~ you have been missed taylor!

Helen of Photoexercise said...

Amazing proof of your being in tune. I have been following you through recent solo posts, Leslye; your patience has been rewarded today! I too love gingko trees (time to visit my favourite ones round town) - but then it's
hard to believe there is anyone who doesn't!

Nessie Noodle said...

ginkos are one of my favorite trees. ancient, they don't have leaves like the "newer" trees and I think maybe they even use spores (like ferns) to reproduce.

thanks for stopping by my blog, I will save you some leaves :)

Donna said...

That is uncanny...obviously you are both really intune with your surroundings...and each other!

Christina said...

Now that, is just lovely. ; )

leaca said...

lovely shots ladies. this is so fun to follow you two.


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
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