Sunday, October 2, 2011

Garden Pears

Our Chanticleer pear tree did awesome this year.  For a young tree (that we planted about five years ago) we managed to harvest about two five-gallon bucket fulls of large plump pears. 

I'm bringing them into the house so they can soften.  I think I'll be eating them just the way they are.  Maybe I'll get motivated to try a pear tart or other such fancy sounding recipe.

No one else here eats pears except me... so I'll be giving a ton to my mom.

We were pretty lucky.  Again, we didn't have to spray for any pests this year.  We managed to avoid them, so these fruits are totally organic.

Here are some images that were taken last night at dusk as we picked them off.

These pears (above) seem to be in love.

So our fruit bowl is filled and I have cut the last of the hydrangeas.  I am arranging them in this vase without water because the petals are already starting to crispen.  I'll keep the blooms as they dry completely.

The hydrangeas are starting to pick up an autumn blush just like the pears.

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

And you have a pear tree WOW! Tonight I have seen an apple tree and a pear tree. YUMMY, and oh so pretty. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.
P.S. Please turn off Word verification, it really trips up people when trying to comment. If they type it wrong the first time they leave. I just typed it wrong, and said I better mention this again.

The Corson Cottage said...

Hi there Andrea! Found you through Debbiedoo's newbie party! Love your pears yummy. Your hydrangeas are beautiful! I love having them sprinkled in my home at Fall. Hope you'll stop by The Corson Cottage somtime:) Carrie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have a very welcoming tablescape. The pears look delicious, and I love that the hydrangeas have the same coloring.

Bobbie said...

Your photographs are just lovely. Those pears look so delicious...yum yum!!! Have a great week. Bobbie

outjunking said...

These are really big and nice. They make a wonderful table arrangement.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Yummy! Your photos are so beautiful. In fact, your whole blog is beautiful! Just found you via Debbie's newbie party. Happy to become your newest follower!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lucky you with all those wonderful pears Andrea!

They look gorgeous.

The hydrangeas look great on your table,
mine are fading fast now.

Hope you have a good week.

x Fiona

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