Ginkgo tree

This wonderful tree lives long and prospers while cleaning the air and providing a beautiful show all year long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba

 

  • K. Kendall 5y

    two

    three

    And in the fall, it's even more gorgeous:
    Car hood
  • born1945 5y

    Portland's ginkgo trees are beautiful, especially those across rth Ave from the Multnomah County Courthouse.
  • K. Kendall 5y

    I agree, born1945. Do you know how long ago those were planted? These are young ones, across from Bridgeport Brewery on NW Marshall at 13th.
  • look beneath the floorboards 5y

    oh goodness, i love that bottom one. gingko leaves are so pretty!
  • born1945 5y

    I started working in Portland in about 1976 and the ginkgo trees between 3rd and 4th ave were there then and pretty good size.

    And did you know that these trees are native to the Northwest? There is a Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park at Vantage, Washington right in the center of the state.
  • K. Kendall 5y

    How exciting! I had no idea! I see a road trip coming up soon: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo/Wanapum_State_Park
    Thanks so much for telling me about it. I see it's four and a half hours away. A bit daunting, but I'd love to go there.
  • ~ yucatan ~ 5y

    These are wonderful images, K. The ginkgo tree is my absolute favorite of all leaf trees!!! All year round but especially in the fall when the leaves glow golden.
  • Oh Kaye 5y

    Magical macros, but I like the fall leaves best!
  • Valerie Peters 5y

    fantastic...I wish we had these beauties...
  • K. Kendall 5y

    Thanks for your wonderful comments. I wish now that I'd put my own fingers into one of the pictures, for scale. These tiny unfurling ginkgo leaves just breaking out of their buds are the size of fingernail parings. Tiny miracles.
  • *Margareta* 5y

    A wonderful display of the beautiful Ginkgo! Considering my all time high in the other comment, I stop here.
  • unleicaly 5y

    Assorted admirations endorsed. There's one on my local shopping street, too.
  • ladybugdiscovery 5y

    these are beautiful trees and you have captured the brilliance of them in spring. they have such a unique shape.
  • bessieBES 5y

    Such beauty! I love mother nature.
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  • John Guarino 5y

    My heavens, what a beautiful series of images K.
  • Evergreengirl 5y

    Oooh, yes, a queen among trees. Very ancient. I really like that square version. The light glowing through the leaves in that one is just beautiful. And of course that fall one is super special!
  • Busy_Lizzy 5y

    Oh, the colours here ... so very beautiful. I like the backgrounds very much too and the colours in the autumn shot as well. Wonderful work!
  • CC Roylance 5y

    Ah, those little brown fans - Wonderful! I love the sprouts that say, "it's spring, here I come!" I enjoyed all of your Ginkgo photos.
  • Jessie Jia 5y

    Love all these leaf shots! The shape and colors of those leaves are so beautiful! Love the light in those bright fresh green! Wonderful spring color!
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