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Where is the Partridge?

Where is the Partridge?

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I don't know where the Partridge is Bill, but he is not in that Pear Tree.
Bill Phillips: The bird has flown Frances smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2012, 02:54
Looks like the partridge ate and ran, Bill! Lovely picture!
Bill Phillips: You could be right Kay grin
Interesting shot there! It looks old timey!!
Bill Phillips: Worcester is famous for its black pear

Black Worcester pear is a very old variety of uncertain origin possibly dating back to Roman times. It is known to have grown in Worcester, UK before 1575 when Queen Elizabeth I saw it at Whystone Farm. It appears on the coat of arms of the city of Worcester.

Large, oval to pyriform fruit. Dull green skin almost entirely covered with a reddish brown russet. Often has a purple flush which gives the fruit a black appearance and hence the name. Pale yellow, hard, gritty flesh with little flavour when eaten raw. But one of the best cooking pears. Requires slow cooking for 1-2 hours. Never softens sufficiently to be used as a dessert pear.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Reliable cropper. Attractive in the autumn with colourful leaves and fruit.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2012, 07:05
I have to think of a Hölderlin poem:
With yellow pears
and wild roses everywhere
the land hangs into the lake.
You graceful swans,
And drunk with kisses
You dip your heads
Into the holy sober water.

But I don't see a lake or water - but I like your nostalgic sepia dark photo!
Bill Phillips: Worcestershire is famous for the black pear

Black Worcester pear is a very old variety of uncertain origin possibly dating back to Roman times. It is known to have grown in Worcester, UK before 1575 when Queen Elizabeth I saw it at Whystone Farm. It appears on the coat of arms of the city of Worcester.

Large, oval to pyriform fruit. Dull green skin almost entirely covered with a reddish brown russet. Often has a purple flush which gives the fruit a black appearance and hence the name. Pale yellow, hard, gritty flesh with little flavour when eaten raw. But one of the best cooking pears. Requires slow cooking for 1-2 hours. Never softens sufficiently to be used as a dessert pear.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Reliable cropper. Attractive in the autumn with colourful leaves and fruit.
Probably sleeping it off after partaking of all those fermenting old pears!
Bill Phillips: Pear cider is all the rage apparently. Never tried it
I fancy watching the "lords a-leapin'". LOL
Bill Phillips: I hope you are not being naughty Sheila
Has the partridge got a pear shape?
Lovely picture Bill!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha! Thanks Richard
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2012, 08:20
I cannot possibly answer your question but I can say I like this picture with its baclit style & sepia touch
Bill Phillips: That you like the picture gives me great pleasure. Sod the partridge
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 08:51
Very melancholic fruit.

Aren't we a little late for the 12 days of Christmas?
Bill Phillips: No. The twelve days of Christmas start on Christmas day and finish on 12th Night when you take down the decorations. If you miss any they have to stay there all year. So 12th night is the 5th of January. The twelfth day of Christmas is January 6th.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2012, 10:20
Your information and description of the black pear sounds so wonderful that I would like to see a colour picture of it taken in autumn!

Our Christmas time lasts till 2nd February when Mariä Lichtmeß/Candlemess will be celebrated in the Roman Catholic churches.
Our Christmas tree will stand till 6th January, Epiphany, it doesn't leave any needles till now.
Bill Phillips: There is a very old pear tree in Cripplegate Park in Worcester close to the Cricket Ground....I will have to see what i can do
He's a little higher in the tree. Look up, Bud.
Bill Phillips: Hahahahaha............you will never know
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 10:35
I look at this and it reminds me of Cider with Rosie or Anne of Green Gables.... Lovely image and tones smile
Bill Phillips: Pleased you like it. I have never read either of these books
In the pie by now I would think. Good image Bill
Bill Phillips: Oh! How sad
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Jan 2012, 13:04
Not many pears in this photo Bill.
Bill Phillips: you are too perceptive for the likes of me Chad
There seems to be a little something hiding in the shadows at the base of the tree, could that be said Partridge I ask myself?
Bill Phillips: And what do you answer Brian? Hehehehehe
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2012, 16:29
You do pose some awkward questions, Bill!
Bill Phillips: I am an awkward old sod
The partridge has gone and the pears won't be far behind. Nice shot Bill
Bill Phillips: They are a rather forlorn pair of pears
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 18:32
partridges are over-rated imho - give me the pears every time
Bill Phillips: i love a nice pear
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 19:06
Shouldn't this have been shown on Boxing Day? I like the backlighting here.
Bill Phillips: I suppose as Christmas day is the 1st Day of Christmas then it should have been Christmas day.
I liked the backlighting too
You are pointing in the wrong direction, Bill - it's up in the tree, not down in the roots!
Bill Phillips: Ah! I can see why you are an academic Tom. wink
The partridge must be photo-shy...
Bill Phillips: He wated to protect his image rights
Behind the camera with bad eyesight, its out of focus.
Bill Phillips: Hahahahaha! Pin sharp this mate!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2012, 05:55
Probably on the top branch, crapping on everything below!
Bill Phillips: It isn't a ruddy pigeon!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 16:01
Never there when you need them! And that's a mighty strange looking partridge in the lower picture.
Bill Phillips: Don't hurt his feelings smile

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