The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail

I went for a walk on the Cedar River Trail to see the Golden Gingko in glory.

I gawked – like I did when I saw it the first time, years ago.

I stopped to bask in its color and admire it from this way and that, from the ground up to the sky above

bright against its neighbor.

Their combined leaves took on a magical quality

and then I noticed the chickadees

happy and energetic, flitting from branch to branch, feeding, oblivious to me watching below.

I was happy to share in their joy.

Sharing with #WalkingSquares.

~ Susanne

32 Comments on “The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail

  1. I can feel the splendor in your photos. The chickadees are the perfect counterpoint!

  2. Oh how I miss seeing the gorgeous ginkgoes at Sacramento State’s campus. They are not native to norCal, and I doubt I will see them over here. But loved those views and walk, Susanne!

    • Thanks so much, Terri. I remember some of your beautiful pictures from Sacramento! I first discovered ginkgoes on this trail and return in the fall to see it in color!

  3. Spectacular and enhanced by the chickadee, one of my favorite birds.

  4. I have a little gingko tree in front of my house. It’s in the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street, so it really belongs to the city. They planted it in 2010 after a big Fresno ash tree had to be taken out. We got to choose from a list of different trees and we picked that one. I’m glad we did! I read that they are among the slowest growing trees and it’s been fun watching it grow!

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