so where does 'fetish' come into the story? well i guess it doesn't really. other than over summery cocktails yesterday afternoon a seattle times blogger mentioned that she and her fellow bloggers compete by interjecting sexual references to their blog titles. 'lots of hits if you say 'tits', she explained. so i've joined in.
back to my blog cover photo. the asian pears on the left really seem well suited to the coolness of the san juan summer. they literally drip nectar. the smaller green pears, often muddled with little brown spots, are also delicious. they come from one very productive old tree. well pruned long ago. i just annually follow the same cuts established by some talented pruner decades ago. curious about the pear species i took samples to the local agriculural extension a few years back. the gal pondered the leaf and fruit for a moment and confidently declared it to be 'orcas pear'. not so, evidently. i later bought several orcas pear tree starts and it's excellent, but it's the big rosy red ones seen in the picture.