I’ve often wondered why materials that are in short supply, like gold, are valued by some as treasure. The notion of something like pyrite or fool’s gold which anyone can find seems a much better definition of treasure.
This week I’d add to the list of treasure-for-all the fall (and falling!) leaves of Ginkgo. Eureka indeed! And no digging or environmental ruin is required to enjoy the wealth, only a few quiet moments on a cool fall morning or a bit of time to sit near the tree in blazing sun.
Oh, and I guess, in fact, Ginkgo gold is rare because the treasure, like much of what is found in the hills of Vermont, comes and goes in just a matter of a week or two…and at least in our yard the time for this treasure is now. Happy prospecting!