Making lists has always been something that I find very comforting and this week I could use some mental comforting so this is going to be the week of lists. These lists will by no means be comprehensive,but I will do my best.
Kingdom: Plantae; Division: Magnoliophyta; Class: Magnoliopsida; Order: Rosales; Family: Rosaceae; Subfamily: Maloideae; Genus: Pyrus
Varieties: Alexander Lucas,Arriang, Atago, Autumn Sweet,Aylton Red, Bartlett, Belle Julie, Bergamote de la Pentecote, Beth, Beurre, Beurre Bosc, Buerre Diel ,Bosc, Callery,Chasseurs, Chujuro, Clapp Favourite, Comice, Concorde,Conference,D'Anjou, Conseiller a La Coeur, Dasui Li, Delicious,Doyenne Boussack, Doyenne d'Hiver ,Doyenne de Juillet, Durondeau,El Dorado, Flemish Beauty, Forelle,Glou Morcelle, Gorham, Green AnjouJargonelle,Hardy, Yosui, Josephine de Malines, Kaiser, Kam-Chun,Louise Bonne de Jersey,Kieffer, Merton Pride,Nouveau Poiteau,Packham, Olivier de Serres, Onward,Passé Crasanne. Red D'Anjou,Red Bartlett or Red William,Rocha, Saint Ghislain,Seckel, Shinko, Shin-Li, Shinseiki, Shinsui,Stark Crimson,Sweet-N-Sour, Thompsons, Warden,Williams Bon Chrétien and Winter Nelis Young San
Very cool that pears are members of the rose family.
I have never been much of a fruit lover, but I am getting a bit better. Right now I'm imagining sitting in the back yard on a night when there's some chill in the air, fire pit crackling, me sitting by the fire and sipping some nice pear wine. Mmmmm!!!!
"I had a little nut tree, nothing it would bear
But a silvery nutmeg and a golden pear;
The king of Spain's daughter came to visit me,
And all for the sake of my little nut tree.
Her dress was made of crimson,
Jet black was her hair,
She asked me for my nut tree
And my golden pear.
I said, "So fair a princess
Never did I see,
I'll give you all the fruit
From my little nut tree." Nursery Rhyme