Making My Rounds


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."  

Theodore Roosevelt  





Comments

  1. That tree would be worth it just to see the leaves on the ground in fall. Gorgeous. I think they blow in the wind like aspen leaves. What's not to love?

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  2. We called the fruit "vomit balls" if they helps with what they smell like.

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  3. Oh my beauti-ness: Those Gingko Trees are amazing!!! I say plant plenty of the ones that don't smell. :)

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  4. A lovely post and beautiful pictures...so nice visiting your blog!
    Have a cozy evening,
    Titti

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  5. That is great that you have Gingko trees there too.. we have some here and I just love them. I did buy a small tree but for some reason it did not make it. My daughter has one in Ohio.. must be the stinky variety. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Amazing displays of Indian autumn. That tree is huge!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Beautiful pictures! The color is so vibrant on those trees.

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  8. And a beautiful campus setting as well....:)

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  9. Michelle, they are beautiful! The first time I saw a gingko tree was on a college campus....I have loved them ever since.

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  10. so beautiful. i've only seen them on blogs.

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  11. Wow! What a gorgeous tree, the yellow so bright and yellow!

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  12. Gingkos are beautiful but I can vouch for the stench of the female trees' fruit. We passed several while walking to my daughter's grade school years ago. One doesn't forget the smell. I wonder if the tree growers can tell whether the trees are male or female before the begin producing fruit -- or is it a surprise when the tree grows a little older.

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  13. Those are some amazingly beautiful trees!

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  14. amazing colors. love that gold yellow. so fallish. have a nice week. take care. ( :

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  15. Interesting info ... gorgeous trees, for sure!

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  16. My parents have one and it is always stunning. They are truly a show stopper.

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  17. They are beautiful. We don't have any gingko trees on our property.

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  18. Beautiful colors for what is one of the most colorful seasons, but the story of the gingko's survival is even more incredible amidst such horrific tragedy.

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  19. I loved the picture of the leaves on the path.

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  20. I've never before been introduced to Ginko trees. They are absolutely fantastic!
    My guess is they wouldn't grow in our northern zone.. but wow, just wow! I'm going to have to look into it.

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  21. Beautiful late fall colors! Hope you enjoyed your day.

    Velva

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  22. Lovely colours of Autumn.
    Merle...............

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  23. Aren't they gorgeous! Such a lovely setting, too! A beautiful place to spend the day.

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  24. Oh, my....what a glorious color....I've never seen a Ginko tree before.

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  25. Great images!
    I love the yellow "carpet"

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous splashes of yellow!

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  27. Gorgeous, such a vibrant yellow!!

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  28. Good quote from Roosevelt! The vibrant color of the trees is amazingly beautiful!

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  29. So pretty...only a bit of yellow peeking out of the green here in Texas

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  30. I was going to comment on the wonderful opening image and how the tree commands the picture but the remainder of the images were just as good in their own way.

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