Sunday, November 12, 2017


Sometimes at this season, gingko trees will drop showers of golden leaves. I haven't had a chance to put my self on the sun side of one of these showers to take a picture. I tried today, but the leaves were coming down in tens rather than hundreds. Still, they make a good show, on the tree

or on cars

 or on the ground

I noticed a tree or two that dropped its leaves still green

or yellow-green

Mostly, though, the leaves are golden before they fall.


  1. These trees are extremely long-lived, with individual specimens surviving for up to 3,000 years.

    I guess you can count on raking up leaves for quite a while.

    Thanks for sharing the great pics.

    1. You're welcome, and thank you for the good words. Actually, our yard most gets oak leaves, with a few elm leaves for variety, and it would take an arborist to look at the tree rather than the ground and know that the leaves have started to fall. The last weekend of November and the first weekend of December will be when we do most of our raking.

  2. I've read that gingko trees survived the blast at Hiroshima...

    I like the semi-legend about gingko trees dropping all their leaves at once, and I have seen them looking like they might fall in a day in Albany. It seems the temperature has to be right for that to happen, though. I remember an especially beautiful one that dropped its leaves so neatly that a bright pool of grass made a perfect ring around the trunk--then a wide yellow ring with irregular outer edges. Lovely.

    1. They really are splendid trees, aren't they?