Saturday, November 8, 2008

The last rose...

Here you go, probably one of the last roses to be seen around here. This was taken today while on a little road trip...down at Merom Bluffs. I will show you a few more scenes over the next couple or three days. But for right now, I wanted to show you this rose....
followed by a yellow world.
It is the ginkgo tree....I love the shape and the color of the leaves. Not sure what caused the brown spots on some of the ones above.
My husband thinks this leaf looks like a crane taking off in flight...I must say I agree with him.
This last picture though gives the true feel of what it felt like to look up through the trees. They were younger trees, and actually in the edge of someone's yard but I didn't think they would mind. The first time I ever seen a gingko was on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. From that time on, I have thought it a beautiful tree.

12 comments:

TSannie said...

The most ancient ginko has the prettiest leaves - and you capture it perfectly. Your rose looks a lot like our beach roses - whatever they are so beautiful!

Abe Lincoln said...

It does look like a crane taking off. Amazing.

Deborah Godin said...

This is a truly memorable post! Such a beautiful, but alas doomed, rose, and a flock of graceful flying ginko leaves. Just beautiful!!!

W. Latane Barton said...

I think the ginko is one of the most beautiful fall pictures anywhere. Dau Sh. had always wanted a ginko and one day I saw a sign that said 'trees for half price'. It was at our favorite nursery. So, I swung in and bought one for her. She's had it 2 years I think and it is really beautiful this year.

Neal said...

What can I say Rose....those are just beautiful!!!!

don said...

An interesting series featuring the gingko tree which I have never seen in person as far as I know. A very colorful, well done series.

Tricia said...

Oh my, the color of that rose is just awesome and the sun rays captured on the leaves really makes for an awesome photo!

Carletta said...

These are indeed beautiful Rose!
I love the light you captured in that last one.
I like the header too - gorgeous!

dot said...

Beautiful!! I took a picture under a yellow tree too. It was strange looking up and seeing all that yellow.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful

Mary said...

I love that rose....your namesake is beautiful! Those gingo leaves are gorgeous, too. Wish I had known that they turn yellow when I chose fabric for some on my fall runner :-) That green edge really sets them off...lovely! I remember some of these trees on the UE campus and how awful the fruit (?) smelled.

Bestemor Aud said...

Wonderful captures by the end of the autumn. Let us keep them in or minds through the winter!

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