Saturday, October 24, 2009
A Perfect Pear ,Good Fruit !
My husband picked this perfect pear last week. It was the only pear to survive on his espaliered tree. I think when it is finished ripening indoors that I will cut it in half and serve it with ceremony...maybe on a paper doily on one of my best china plates. Isn't it a beautiful pear? My husband planted 2 fruit trees against this fence which connects to our sheep pen, and is mere steps from the front porch. Last spring this tree was covered in lovely blooms. I remember thinking "Oh goody! We'll get a few pears from this tree in the fall." The strong winds and rain knocked off a lot of the blossoms, then the extreme heat we had this year, combined with my forgetfulness in watering the tree contributed to the distress that caused the tree to drop many little pears prematurely. But one pear persisted. See it? One perfect, pretty pear! You know, the espalier tree next to it is an apple tree. It does not produce pears. The pear tree does not produce apples.The espaliered trees are the same size and look quite similar. They are growing in the same soil and receive the same care ( or lack thereof). If you could not tell the difference between the two fruit trees before they produce fruit, well..when the fruit is growing you will know for sure! Jesus said "You will know them ( false prophets who come to you in sheep clothing) by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes are they ? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit , nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits." Matthew:7: 16-21 "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked...his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he does meditate day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which yields its' fruit in its' season...." Psalm 1:1-3 "And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:18