We just noticed that the pear tree in our yard has some blossoms. This surprises me, since it is the middle of August and the tree already has pears that are nearly ripe!
I don’t know enough about fruit trees to know just how unusual this occurrence is. I don’t expect to get a second crop of pears at Christmas time. (But it would be cool to have a partridge in a pear tree that actually had pears on it!)
I’m not sure if there is anything to learn from a late-blooming pear tree. But if there is, perhaps it is that we need to be continually bearing fruit. Even as we are harvesting the results of some of our labor, we need to be sowing the seeds of the next crop.
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.”–Psalm 1:3.