Pears on Branches
Janet

Janet

Pears on Branches

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There are two pear trees that frame the path to the back door of the old house. When we first walked the property, before we knew that caretaking of it was to be in our future, I noticed their presence. That was February and the sap of those trees had retreated to the heart of oldest wood, waiting for warmer spring weather to send it to the tips of the branches. In February, the tree was barren and I don’t know how much you know of pear trees, but you don’t have a pear tree in your year for its beauty. As they grow older, they become gnarly. To look at them they seem unruly and unkempt. The bark is likely to be cracked and hard looking with new growth branches coming out at all places. The silhouette of a pear tree against the winter sk