Within minutes, however, the trek narrowed and curved onto a more level track through a grove of giant fir
trees, the surrounding forest floor covered in oxalis and other greenery, with white bunchberry blooms here and spears of vanilla leaf there.
THE baubles and lights are long gone, but this giant fir
is still up a month after Christmas because of a collared dove.
THE snow sparkled like diamonds in the morning sun as the chairlift slowly climbed past giant fir
trees on the silent mountain.
It was all going along champion until we drove through a grove of giant fir
trees on to a long ago decommissioned landing.
Cardiff's trees * THE tallest tree in the city is a giant fir
which stands 150ft tall in Cefn Onn.
The giant fir
, which has been decorated with twinkling lights, was given and delivered by Bed worth-based Arbury Tree and Landscape Services and has been erected outside the main entrance.
trees fire off like rockets into the darkness above; walls revolve, revealing hefty stone hearths.
Two panels depicting elegantly charred stumps in studio settings flank the main image, a spacious colonnade of giant fir
trunks made mysterious by a ghostly figure in the middle ground.
Dolls dance magically, swan boats arrive for Clara and her prince and when we move to the forest giant fir
trees light up against a noble palace where lamps at twilight glow through the snowflakes.
It's 1973 and a Liverpool youngster looks on longingly as Christmas comes to Clayton Square -in the shape of a giant fir
tree from North Wales.
It was here that he first saw the giant fir
that was to bear his name.
Few other authors could risk-and win-a modern reader's attention through a full-page description of, for example, two men attempting to saw through a giant fir
. Dillard's prose is simultaneously crowded and vibrant: She deals out details of the natural world (the men stand on a ten-foot platform to avoid having to saw through many extra feet of gummy, pitch-laden bark that swells near the ground); she flatters us with a vocabulary so patently unabridged that 1, for one, read her books in the company of a good dictionary (one of the two men realizes his ignorance and it "gives him the fantods"); her descriptions tend to arrest the mind's eye in its tracks (as the men drew the crosscut saw between them, "muscles moved all over their two backs like salmon in creeks").