One perfect pear--well, almost--growing politely on an espalier wire in the Sofiero Palace Gardens in southern Sweden.
And then some sun-kissed plums, mostly green but with a couple of eager ones starting to ripen. Notice the skillful pruning. You could just reach out a hand to pick them when the time comes.
And finally, even wanna be photographers soon learn to look for the unexpected subjects that make good photos. These gardens were impeccably cared for, even to the fallen fruit collected from under the trees and tossed in the compost cart. Reminded me of some Old Master paintings where fruits and vegetables, and the odd dead fowl, were laid out on a table ready to be turned into a feast. The cycle of nature.
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(Photos: August 2011 at the Sofiero Palace and Gardens in Helsingborg, Sweden)