And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
And a partridge in a pear tree.ReplyDelete
Interesting. Imitation pear ornaments for the off season. Would definitely add a little joy during the long, grey winters. Will have to try that.ReplyDelete
My grandad had an espalier apple tree outside his breakfast nook. I've always thought of them as classy and urbane, using a south-facing wall of a house and training the branches to maximum sun capture effect. Because the branches are trellised, they can bear a whole lot more fruit weight, too. No thinning!ReplyDelete