Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Still Watching and Waiting for the Ginkgos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called Ginkgo, One of Fall's Most Glorious Trees, featuring pictures of a large ginkgo at the Old Court House Museum here in Vicksburg. Yesterday, I went back by the court house to see if the leaves had turned yet, and here are the pictures I captured while I was there.

It's gorgeous, but hasn't quite reached the peak of its fall color.

After I left the court house, I drove over to the Vicksburg National Military Park to check on the ginkgos there. There is one in particular in the National Cemetery that I have photographed many times, but have never managed to capture in the fall.

Just look at its huge trunk.

I'd love to know how old it is and think I will try to find out. It is, without a doubt, the largest and most magnificent ginkgo I've ever seen, and I don't want to miss its fall show. I just love this old tree!

Here is another old one whose leaves have just begun to turn.

I love its beautiful trunk, too!

I plan to keep an eye on the big ginkgo tree, and hope I can share it with you when it is at its peak. In the meantime, I'm going to try to learn something about its age and history. If only it could talk!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I always learn so much when I visit you...didn't even know the name of these big trees!

You always give me an appreciation of the things we have in the south!

:) Diane

Tonja said...

"I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree..."

I can think of nothing s majestic as a great old tree! This one is amamzing!

Deb said...

beautiful tree...great photos...

nancygrayce said...

How beautiful! I love that trunk, it looks like the perfect tree for a young child to climb!

Stacey said...

They are beautiful trees. We don't have very many of them here. I saw one on the campus of Webster University last week. You can't miss those uniquely shaped leaves.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I adore the leaves of these tres, Janie. They are gorgeous, and you got some super shots of them.


SHeila :-)