Across the street, in Mr. Mike’s garden, stands an adolescent tree. A solitary ginkgo planted by him and his son as a gift to their wife and mother. Water oaks and pin oaks grow wild along the street and block our full view of his garden most of the year. As the weather cools and the early small leaves fall, a telescope of a window comes into focus on the gifted ginkgo. From our porch this tree bolts from green to gold and no sooner lays that blanket of gold in a perfect circle at its feet. The longer you contemplate it’s beauty the more likely the wind is called to whisk the blanket away. Knowing this, we don’t linger our glances but hold them few in our minds. This is our ode to the gifted ginkgo as we remember.
- 11" long x 3" wide at the bowl
- Tinned lead free brass
- Hand wash only
- Ships within 5 business days