It was several years back when in my days of participating lots with the Oriental Stamp Art group online, I finally got to see for myself, a wonderful Ginkgo tree. This tree is so often a part of the Oriental scene, so I was rapt to actually see one growing, up close and personal!
We had taken a holiday break to Victoria, and at Mt. Beauty, in the foothills of Falls Creek snow country, we came across Clover arboretum, to the side of the road. From memory I believe a sign had suggested this had been the site of a colonial settlement. A lovely spot to pull over and enjoy the crisp air, and scenery. ...another beautiful surprise to find this birds nest hidden under the canopy. I'd placed some leaves inside my diary, which are now ... z.i.a. ginkgo girls (maybe ballerinas), with black lilium seed eyes.