Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pear Trees







Today I visited the Betuwe region, well-known in the Netherlands for the cultivation of fruit trees. These pics are made in Buren, a beautiful enwalled old town. (Funny, there were no leaves on these trees, just delicious pears ... hanging out of my reach!)
More cell phone pics here.

5 comments:

Art said...

Nice photos, Paul. That fruit just out of your reach would be a good metaphor for something. Hmmmm...

David said...

Art is right. Also one could make the move that even when what we believe to be the beauty in the world has fallen and withered, it is the fruit that endures.

Mike said...

These are great pics. I'm with Art and David on this one.

John said...

Paul,

Just wanted to extend to you a Thanksgiving greeting (It's our holiday in the US this Thursday). I am glad to add you to my Thanksgiving list.

Interesting pictures that certainly communicate some wonderful truth for us. What really matters in a fruit tree is does it produce fruit. Leaves are nice but it's the fruit that counts. Seems Jesus had something to say about this once...

Blessings!

Carol L. Douglas said...

Paul, lovely photos, as were your cell phone pix. They sure look like what we call "Asian" pears here, which are round and sweeter than the D'Angou or Bartlett pears normally grown around here

We have a beautiful old pear tree in our back yard. I like it in every season, although I never use the pears for anything. They make the wildlife happy.

The more pictures you post of the Netherlands, the more I think it looks like the Lake Ontario plains--low, flat, indirect light, lots of water. I would love to come there to paint some day.