About a year ago my grandson and I planted an apple tree and a pear tree. You may recall reading about that adventure on this blog. While the apple tree thrived, the pear tree didn't do so well. In fact, I was pretty sure it had died or if it hadn't died by fall it would surely not survive the winter. My grandson was upset and wanted to keep checking on the pear tree just in case. He's a bit of a worrier that way but no more so than I. We were both pretty concerned about the little baby pear tree. This winter was particularly long and incredibly cold. And then spring crept in and the pear tree has leaves and possibly even some flowers. There are a couple of dead branches but the tree itself is obviously alive. I was never tempted to declare it dead and I certainly never considered pulling it out of the ground. Sometimes it just seems to take some of us a little longer to get started.
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