Amidst the reds, oranges, and yellows of the 2005 Ozarks Autumn was the most unusual--and engaging--coloring of the Ginkgo biloba tree. One of the few plants commonly known by its species name, the Gingko is also called the Maidenhair Tree because its leaves resemble those of the Maidenhair Fern. This unique tree can grow 100 feet tall and is sometimes called "a living fossil" because its leaves are identical to fossilized leaf impressions from 170 million years ago. This Ginkgo was spotted in south-central Springfield, Missouri, on November 2nd, 2005.
|Rain at last|
After an unusually hot, dry summer in 2005, the skies opened for a refreshing autumn...well, some Ozarkers would call it a "gullywasher." You could almost hear the applause. The pumpkins were at the entryway of Wickman's Garden Village, one of Springfield, Missouri's, oldest and most popular nurseries.
Yes, we have some real autumn color in the Ozarks this year. This neighborhood in south Springfield, Missouri, seems aglow with reds, oranges, and yellows.
|Autumn Japanese Maple|