Monday, August 30, 2010

살아 있는 화석

I never saw ginkgo trees flower. I thought they have inconspicuous flowers but I was wrong. Gingko tree is actually a non-flowering plant that has existed way before flowering plants started to colonise the earth. In other words, it is a living fossil. But I tend to take them for granted because they are common roadside trees.

When ginkgoes turned orange, it's autumn. Branches fully laden with orange gingkoes was quite a spectacular sight along the streets. If I could just shake one tree, I could probably bring about 'gingko rain', with tens of thousands of gingkoes falling upon me.

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