Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Spectacular, yes?

The ginkgo leaf fan shape is particularly affecting, reminiscent to me of the cycle of enduring fragility.

On that topic, we all owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the people who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms we take for granted every day. Never mind politics or policy. Let's take a moment to consider their brave sacrifice and be grateful for the safe lives we lead.


  1. I was just walking through a pile of gingko leaves yesterday and admiring their shape.

  2. Soooooo pretty. Ginko trees are so graphically delightful. Love them.

  3. Lovely thought in this post! It's a day for remembering.

  4. this is STUNNING! absolutely amazing.

    and you are so right about how much we owe those that risk their lives for us. it is amazing that they are willing to do so.

  5. Wendy: They are the prettiest! But smell awful as they die...

    Bel: Me too!

    Barbara: Thank you...

    E: Glad you agree!

    J: It is utterly amazing how much some will sacrifice for the betterment of us all...