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Beautiful wise one

A puddle of gold beneath a golden tree: it's gingko, the ancient of ancients, gingko, who watched indulgently as the dinosaurs rose and fell; gingko, who, a mere kilometer's distance from ground zero in Hiroshima, survived and flourished when all else died. That's how you survive for 270 million years.

Gingko, at some point along in your evolutionary journey, you chose to turn to brilliant gold before shedding your leaves in the cold. You were the first of all the deciduous trees to do so (... you were first of all the deciduous trees), and we, lately come to planet Earth, thank you. Your choice brightens our species' mayfly lives, we stand in your golden glow and feel blessed.

gingko

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/921545.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Nov. 2nd, 2019 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sooo lovely!
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2019 11:48 pm (UTC)
They are beautiful trees ^_^
pigshitpoet
Nov. 2nd, 2019 10:04 pm (UTC)
it is lovely to think of a tree in this regard, with deep regards
; )
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2019 11:48 pm (UTC)
It's both profoundly beautiful and profoundly old--worthy of highest regard!
pigshitpoet
Nov. 3rd, 2019 02:58 am (UTC)
yes
egg_shell
Nov. 2nd, 2019 11:37 pm (UTC)
I noticed a ginkgo tree today too! It was so lovely and amazing. I never realized before today what a wonderful pool of yellow around them they make in the fall.
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2019 11:49 pm (UTC)
I love the effect so much. You see it especially after a frost--all the leaves suddenly drop.
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