Friday, October 26, 2012

Glorious Ginkgo

One of my favourite trees is the Ginkgo biloba and there are many examples of them around the city right now in a wonderful glowing yellow such as this one that I spotted yesterday.  I find the fan-shaped leaves quite lovely in summer but now they are incredible. Ginkgos are disease resistant and tolerate pollution which makes them perfect for city life! 

21 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It would be hard to miss this one Pat, glorious burst of sunshine yellow. Wonderful fairytale Casa Loma last post, have you explored inside it?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Pat! There are some ginkgo near where we live in Florida, but I didn't know their leaves were so lovely...they must be gone by the time we get there.

eastofsgv said...

I've never seen a real gingko tree but I do take them :) I never realized they're so beautiful.

Deb said...

Fabulous trees and autumn really shows them at their best.

hamilton said...

I am not good at identifying trees - so thank you for solving the mystery of this one!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

They are so beautiful at this time of year. Did you know that they drop all their leaves at the same time, if you catch it, it is apparently rather spectacular to watch

EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty! I have a tiny one (less than half a metre tall) and it grows slowly. I doubt I will ever see it look this glorious.

Lowell said...

This has all the elements of a great photo - interesting subject; great lines and intersections; fantastic colors! Super job, Pat! What a tree!

jennyfreckles said...

Wonderful colour against that blue sky. The gingko has such pretty leaves.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

That's a beauty! I was not aware that Ginkgos are disease resistant.

Sharon said...

Now that is a gorgeous tree! Stunning color!

Jack said...

What superb color, RedPat!

Shirley said...

What a superb specimen! I love the brilliance of its fall colour!

Paul in Powell River said...

Gorgeous! - autumn is such a great season, too bad it leads to winter!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The leaves are like golden rain. The essence of autumn.

Andy said...

This year it seems there is more gold coloured trees. This one is a beaut.

Birdman said...

Too bad WE weren't as strong... and vibrant, no matter the elements.

Halcyon said...

This is gorgeous! I also love that bright yellow, but I didn't know these were ginkos. :)

llandudnopictures said...

Glorious is the right word, it's leaping out of the screen at me!

LĂșcia said...

I had no idea they were so beautiful! :)

Randy said...

Gorgeous color.