Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Unique Old Pear Tree With A New Shoot

When I grew up this pear tree was always one us kids would play around or climb.  My mom said the tree was there when she got married 67 years ago, so I don't know how old it would be.  Last year it produced a lot of pears and this year it has a fair share again.   Some years ago there was a bad wind storm and broke a big branch off on the left side.  We used to joke that it looked like half a tree.  Then a few years after that a shoot started to grow out of it (you can see it on the left).  This great old pear tree still bears great fruit and it has been around for who knows how long.

It reminds me of the bible verse Isaiah 11:1 - A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  

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