That weekend Amanda and I were walking to the grocery store from the farmer's market by way of the park. It was late fall and the leaves that were still hanging from the trees had mostly turned to yellows and browns. To our left I noticed a tall tree that was covered with bright yellow leaves that seemed to glow as if the sun were shining on them, despite the grey fall morning.
"Look over there," I said, pointing in the direction of the glowing yellow tree. "I think it's another Ginkgo."
As we neared the tree it became obvious from the distinct fan shaped leaves that it was indeed the ancient Ginkgo. This one was much larger than the one we had first discovered, looking to be nearly one hundred feet in height.
Below the tree we noticed a man and a woman crouching, sorting through the leaves with their hands. They appeared to be collecting something and dropping it into shopping bags.