Ahh, yes... Ginkgo Biloba. What a distinctive tree, don't you think? So easy to identify, and so many reported health benefits. This one belongs to a neighbor that seems to have an affinity with Asian landscaping motifs. They also have gorgeous bamboo growing in their yard, and other Asian elements. I would have liked to have harvested some leaves to dry for some Ginkgo tea, but the owner wasn't around to ask. Perhaps some other time.

In any case, this site has a nice account of some of the benefits of Ginkgo, along with a narrative about making tea with the leaves. You can also make extracts using the leaves, although that is a bit more advanced. We're continuing with simply posting a few quick photos this week, as we've been busy with some other projects these days.