Lessons From Lemon Trees
I have two lemon trees that stand right beside my home. I enjoy watching them grow, blossom, and bear fruit. Recently, when I returned home from a trip, I was surprised to find the first tree absolutely loaded with lemons. Unfortunately, however, the second tree was barren of fruit – there were no lemons at all hanging from its branches. The only noticeable activity around it was tiny lemons that were lying all over the ground.
As I did my Arizona homework, I learned that the second tree had experienced what is commonly called "fruit drop." It's a little disconcerting and a bit sad to watch a tree beautifully blossom only to have...(more)