Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Gingko is Falling, the Gingko is Falling

Don't you just love this time of year?

The temperature dips, the air is crisp, the sky is blue, and in my neighborhood, the GINGKO BERRIES begin to fall......

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of meeting up with a female gingko tree this time of year, let me enlighten you. The stench emanating from the ruptured berries has alternately been described as dog excrement, rancid butter or vomit. Frankly, I think they smell like dog excrement, smeared with rancid butter that was vomited upon.

Isn't it heartwarming to know that just a few steps away from the front of my shul grows such a tree? This way the maximum number of people can step on gingko berries that litter the sidewalk on their way to daven and track the lovely aroma into shul.

Year after year I wonder why they don't just cut the trees down!!!


Mikeinmidwood said...


tesyaa said...

By the way, it's only the male gingko trees that smell bad...don'e expect me to explain, I'm not a botanist.

And the gingkos are this incredibly ancient, prehistoric tree species.

G6 said...

Sorry.... it's the FEMALE tree.
Don't mess w/ the scientist....