Sunday, January 17, 2010


One of the wonderful things about the grounds are the magnificent mature trees. The oaks are majestic, but the ginko is glorious. In the summer the leaves are a yellow-green that whisper when the wind blows. In the fall, they turn a golden yellow that in the setting sun will glow with an inner light. As they fall, the leaves create a golden carpet. I understand that Helen Comstock was also fond of this golden carpet. Perhaps women named Helen (or Hellen, as my middle name is spelled) like this? The name means "sun ray"... and this seems so apropos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if your Gingo tree produces Gingo nuts, but the smells that the nuts produces once the nuts are ripe and fallen off the tree are gross let alone very slippy when stepped on. We have 2 Gingo nut tree in town, my mother used to collect the nuts for cooking.