This week certainly has been busy around our house. Yesterday had us near Lexington at the beautiful campus of Asbury University. My daughter was participating in softball clinic, which meant plenty of time for me to wander around campus, and the surrounding town.
Two Gingko Trees were capturing the attention of everyone who passed by them. Parents were photographing their children in their glorious leaves. The brilliant color of these trees is something my camera cannot do justice.
The Farmer of the house has already decided that we need to plant a couple of these specimens on the farmette.
Apparently the male variety is best, as the female trees drop a fruit that also emits a foul odor.
Known for its hardiness, they were the sole plant survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.
"A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless."