28 December 2011

Charleston's Ginkgo Biloba party

Ginkgo trees at the Charleston Library Society

Ginkgo trees at Marion Square, Charleston, S.C.
Ginkgo leaves, King St., Charleston, S.C.
Charleston had a Ginkgo Biloba party and I hope you were there! The crazy wind yesterday probably put an end to the festivities but it was grand while it lasted. Besides, who doesn't like saying Ginkgo Biloba, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginkgo Biloba.....?


And yes, Virginia, there is a Ginko blog! Check out: The Ginkgo Pages where I found this gorgeous video.


11 comments:

brattcat said...

we have one ginko here on main street that i admire each year but some years it smells a bit rank when i walk past it.

Kate said...

Libraries are the first places I go when I arrive in a new town. I think I'd like this one!

Catching up...too tired to blog while on our drive with our dog which is taking longer than planned! We're almost in Santa Fe...)

Les said...

Ginkgo are one of my favorite trees, probably in the top 5. Thanks for sharing that link and video.

Marcheline said...

Beautiful and soothing. Makes me want a cup of tea.

Rick said...

Not sure how to pronounce Gingko Biloba.

Cathy said...

Lovely! Especially like the first photo because I can make up all kinds of stories about what might be happening.

Lowandslow said...

OK, so now I know what a Ginkgo tree looks like. What's a Bilboa? *running off to google it*

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Jack said...

Ginkgo biloba. Yes, a funny name. Nearly as funny as the names of most NPR announcers. Steve Inskeep. Michelle (pronounced MEE shel) Norris. Audie Cornish. Lakshmi Singh. Do they ever hire guys named Bob Jones?

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

brattcat - I have heard about the smell but I guess I've never been there at that unfortunate time.

Kate - Travel safely!

Les - I love that video. Wow.

Marcheline - and we can nibble on some ginkgo leaves....

Rick - sounds like a character from the Hobbit.

Cathy - It is a very old membership library society building.

Jack - Hahah! True!

Anonymous said...

It is a cool couplet of words, that are fun to say.

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