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June 16, 2015

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June 07, 2015

Cover Ehon Edo suzume (1786) and Ginkgo leaves

Cover of Ehon Edo suzume 絵本江戸爵 (Picture Book: Edo Sparrow), 1786 (New Year), Japan.

llustrated book, woodblock print, set of three volumes. Covers: Original, buff-coloured, printed with scattered brown Ginkgo leaves

Picture and more info: British Museum collection online

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May 30, 2015

Ginkgo leaves drawing by Willem Pothast

Ginkgo leaves (1901) by Willem Pothast

From a 2013 reprint of the booklet 'In het Vondelpark', Heimans and Thijsse 1901.
Het Vondelpark is a famous public urban park in Amsterdam.

Thank you Hans Homburg for this reprint.

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May 17, 2015

Ancient Ginkgo tree, Tancheng, China

Ancient Ginkgo tree, 37 m height, girth 7.2 m.
Location: Tancheng, the county of Ginkgo, Linyi city, Shandong Province in China. 
Tancheng is famous for its large Ginkgo industry and Ginkgo festival. You can see a video here

Photo: China Daily

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May 05, 2015

Invisible nature: Ginkgo leaf nerves



This video shows the complexity and perfection of nature.
Featuring Ginkgo leaf nerves (starting at 24:15 minutes).

 Ginkgo leaf without interconnected loops.

Read more:
Treehugger.com
Sciencedaily

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April 28, 2015

Video: Dance "Falling Ginkgo leaves and Koi"


Falling Ginkgo Leaves and Koi from Hilary Pierce on Vimeo.

Video of a beautiful performance of  "Falling Ginkgo leaves and Koi". 

Choreographed by Hilary Pierce for the Yalah Bi-College Bellydance Club at Bryn Mawr College Spring 2015. 

Music by Tan Dun.

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April 20, 2015

One of the largest Ginkgo trees in Japan

 
One of the largest Ginkgo trees in Japan. This tree has many chichi.  Chichi-ichou, Ichomagi, Miyagino Ward,  Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. Estimated 1,000 years old.

Photo and enlargement: Panoramio.

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April 14, 2015

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * New supersized photos on my Photospecial page

Ginkgo huttonii fossil leaves.

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April 10, 2015

Ginkgo seedling

Spring! This Ginkgo seedling has germinated from a seed I collected in Spain.
It is growing fast and will soon unfold its first leaves. 


More photos of Ginkgo seed development on my website.

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April 01, 2015

Happy Easter! Egg with painted Ginkgo leaves.

Happy Easter!

Egg painted with Ginkgo leaves.

Photo sent to me by my Ginkgo-friend Wieland Haak, thank you!

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March 18, 2015

Ginkgo fashion by Wes Gordon, New York Fashion Week 2015

Ginkgo ready-to-wear fashion by Wes Gordon, New York Fashion Week Fall 2015.

Watch this video of the show to see more Ginkgo fashion designs by Wes Gordon (scroll to 2 minutes 50 seconds):


Wes Gordon Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show | New... door Fashion_TV

Picture: Vogue

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March 12, 2015

Spring: my Ginkgo seedlings are budding!


Spring: my seedlings are budding! 

Seeds collected from a Ginkgo tree in Arles, France, September 2013. They were sown in March 2014. I kept the seedlings alive over the winter indoors.

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March 08, 2015

Update of my website The Ginkgo Pages

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Spring: my seedlings are alive!

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March 06, 2015

Chinese Ginkgo tree illustration, c. 1850


Ginkgo biloba tree with small human figure.

Watercolour and ink illustration on Chinese paper (c. 1850) by a Chinese artist commissioned by the Scottish botanist and explorer Robert Fortune. Fortune was one of the first botanical explorers to penetrate the interior of China in the first half of the 19th century.
He is best known for introducing tea plants from China to India.

Picture: Collections Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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February 25, 2015

Ginkgo on Japanese scene painting Edo period

Autumn trees and grasses by a stream.

渓流春秋草木図屏風

To the left, golden Ginkgo leaves shimmer in the late afternoon light with bold red and white maple leaves. 

This painted Japanese scene immortalises a view of life: a flow in the river, growth in the trees, colour and movement that expresses transient joy.

Six-panel folding screen, ink, color, gold and silver on paper. Rimpa school. Japan, Edo-period.  Late 17th–early 18th century.

Picture and enlargement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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