Sunday, January 13, 2008

WINTER CALIFORNIA STYLE


I know I have been showing a lot of water drops on my posts lately, but I have to show what's happening around me.
I believe the name of the tree growing in my backyard is called Ginkoba and this is one of the seed pods that has begun to dry and shrivel. If anyone knows for sure what the tree is I would love to know too.
The wind was blowing and it was hard to get that droplet in focus, so this is a little blurry but I like it anyway.


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26 comments:

evlahos said...

very beautiful shot.

Glenn Standish said...

I agree with evlahos...a really stunning shot!

Sorry for not visiting your site for such a long time but here at TORUŃ DP we have been very busy! Doesn't mean we have forgotten about your site though!

Thanks for continuing to visit TORUŃ DP!

Ash said...

Beautiful and evocative image!

jel said...

tis a cool shot

but I would keep and eye on the seed pods, that it don't turn into a pod person! :O


*old movie" still scare me!


have a great day! :)

CG said...

You did so well to capture this. you are getting plenty of rain, I gues!

barkfoot said...

The 'Ginkoba' tree is what we call the 'Ginkgo' or'Maidenhair' tree. I can't be absolutely sure because you don't show any leaves. Are they a fan shaped 2 lobed leaf? The full name is Ginkgo Biloba, so maybe Ginkoba is a contraction of this.
It's actually a kind of conifer even though it doesn't look like it. A sole survivor of a family of trees from over 200 million years ago!
I think you can buy extract of this tree that help improve memory.....I forget.

RuneE said...

I know nothing about the tree, but I loved the drop!

Beverly said...

Neat photo. I love your eye for detail.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great photo, more raindrops on the way?
BTW you're a redhead, right?
I've posted about redheads today, we are 2% of the worlds population. A definite minority!

ruth said...

The drop is like a third lobe.

Pat said...

What a lovely image. I really like water drops.

Keep on posting the water droplets! ;)

MedaM said...

I love you water drop's photos; they are always beautiful.

Olivier said...

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I had an Award "You make my day" (see my blog). I am pleased to give you the same price.

LeenaM said...

I love all kind of water drops photos, they are beautiful and some kind very fascinating.
you should show leaves of this tree, I would like to find out, if I could get the right name :)

Have a good Monday! We have already a late evening here.

Jana said...

Wonderful shot!

Mike said...

Doesn't look too different than winter in Missouri right now! Except our drops freeze at night.

Hope you are doing well Sue.

Mike

Anna said...

Great timing there Sue!

Meg in Nelson said...

Nice one. It's so hot over here I'm afraid if I sneezed my brain will pop out, Sue!!

Stunner said...

Nice focusing!

kostas said...

The ' Ginkoba ' tree scientific name Ginkgo Biloba, extracts from the plant, fruit, leaves and roots, make products for the skin, but also capsules for the reinforcement of organism, contain vitamin C, and other pleasant things for the organism.
It is sold in various forms, capsules, ointment, and drops in drugstores and shops of types of healthy diet, with Aloe Vera and other such.

kostas said...

Very good photograph, contains subject of season, and most excellent post

Ex-Shammickite said...

Sue: Thanks for your comments on my blog. I agree about the pink and red (referring to the redhead post). My mother wouldn't let me wear pink or red either, she stuck to blue and green! But now I am "all grown up" I do wear some red but I haven't managed pink yet!

Kate said...

Photographing drops of water or moving water is always difficult and a challenge. You met the challenge on this one! Great photo!

joan said...

I love your water shots. This looks great! Do you have a variety of different plants inn your yard? I really like seeing all the different ones.

Kerri said...

We NEVER tire of your beautiful water drops! Another fantastic one here!!

tsduff said...

I adore ginko trees... but I didn't know they had seed pods. I just admire the shape of their leaves. Neat picture.