The Judgement of Paris. The event that was the butterfly wingbeat that caused the Trojan war. As a young girl I never understood why those goddesses cared about a golden apple anyway... but these pears!!! This I understand.
I planted my first pear tree 18 years ago. This is that tree. It was about five years before I understood I had to have a different variety for cross pollination. Maybe five years ago I started honestly devoting energy to my yard.
The beauty wins, but the work and devotion and wisdom made it happen.
Maybe it is the lovely, subtle sweet taste of pears that makes us love them.
Whatever it is, Cezanne knew. This simple, humble fruit of our yards launched a thousand ships.