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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Vignette


A bit of gold in the midst of decay.  It too will return to the soil all too soon.  As Robert Frost said, "Nothing gold can stay."



Wednesday Vignette is hosted each week by the fabulous Anna at Flutter and Hum.  Click here to see more of today's WV offerings.. 


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful contrast. Kind of mesmerizing. Gingko is a dependable fall color tree here but later in first and second week of Deacember.

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    1. Interesting how fall color progresses down the coast.

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  2. Such a nice bit of brightness in the midst of bleak. What Frost said is true about hair color too. I know, believe me.

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    1. That must be the reason that when people get highlights in their hair it's called Frost ing.

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  3. This is a good one: such a unique shape to Gingko leafs. Recently Cisco wrote about Gingko and he named a few dwarf varieties that got me interested. The storm that just past through left most trees naked at this point.

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    1. I have a couple of dwarfs growing in pots & really enjoy them. It's beginning to look like winter out there.

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  4. I love me some ginkgos! I wish I had a ginkgo forest in the backyard.

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    1. That would be marvelous, especially in autumn!

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  5. I love golden ginkgo leaves! Actually, I love the green and variegated ones, too. I have one in a bad spot that has suffered several setbacks. It's too big to move. I wonder if I should try one in a different location.

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    1. One can never have too many ginkgos!

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    2. Do it, Evan! Coolest trees ever... :)

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  6. What an amazing yellow gold that Gingko leaf is .. it looks so startling I can't believe it will wither and decay .. as I type this Wart-Face is scrambling on my big maple eating more wingnuts .. it is going to be a hard winter once it arrives I think ! maybe I should be gathering nuts too ? LOL
    Joy : )

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    1. They're predicting a milder winter for us in this region and often it seems like when it's milder here, it's awful in the midwest and east and vice versa. I'm surprised the squirrels aren't gathering us. (You know, because we're a little nuts.)

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  7. I'd love those trees except for the berries. Looks a bit wet there?

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    1. Never had the experience of seeing/smelling the berries. Yes! Monsoon!

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  8. Thank you my friend for the gift of a Ginkgo back when we first met!

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    1. You are more than welcome! I hope it brings you joy!

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  9. Beautiful shot Peter and love the quote too.

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  10. Such a pretty leaf. Have all the trees been stripped of their leaves by the heavy winds up there?

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    1. The trees are mostly naked, even some that usually hold on for a bit longer but there are a few hold outs around town and a couple in my yard that aren't ready to shed their leaves quite yet.

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  11. That vignette perfectly sums up this time of year - love it! The quote is great too.

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  12. Nice photo. Nothing says fall better than wet leaves!

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  13. reminds me of the song "lonely little petunia in an onion patch".

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.