He got up and threw open the windows, to let in the soft breath of the afternoon, and the healthy scent of the firs
that made a belt round the Hermitage.
Suddenly we looked down into a cuplike depression, patched with stunted oaks and firs
which had been twisted and bent by the fury of years of storm.
He looked round wildly in the direction from which the dazzling missile had come, and saw that at this point the sable facade of fir
and pine was interrupted by a smaller road at right angles; which, when he turned it, brought him in full view of the long, lighted house, with a lake and fountains in front of it.
The country was hilly, with occasional fir
plantations and bleak upland spaces, but also with numerous farms, and the hills were deeply intersected by the gorges of several winding rivers interrupted at intervals by the banked-up ponds and weirs of electric generating wheels.
Bogucharovo lay in a flat uninteresting part of the country among fields and forests of fir
and birch, which were partly cut down.
The wind is moaning in the fir
plantation at the back of the house.
She had discovered that a lane opened out below the apple orchard and ran up through a belt of woodland; and she had explored it to its furthest end in all its delicious vagaries of brook and bridge, fir
coppice and wild cherry arch, corners thick with fern, and branching byways of maple and mountain ash.
I am not--but I shall be there--in the fir
grove behind the house, with two horses.
There is a big grove of fir
trees behind it, two rows of Lombardy poplars down the lane, and a ring of white birches around a very delightful garden.
In Staffordshire, on the estate of a relation where I had ample means of investigation, there was a large and extremely barren heath, which had never been touched by the hand of man; but several hundred acres of exactly the same nature had been enclosed twenty-five years previously and planted with Scotch fir
At the end of a year he had shot up a good deal, and after another year he was another long bit taller; for with fir
trees one can always tell by the shoots how many years old they are.
Here they advanced as noiselessly as possible, lest keepers or other enemies should be about, and stopped at the foot of a tall fir
, at the top of which Martin pointed out with pride the kestrel's nest, the object of their quest.
I turned and retraced my steps to the high heathy ground, directing them a little aside from my former path towards a shabby old wooden shed, which stood on the outer skirt of the fir
plantation, and which had hitherto been too unimportant to share my notice with the wide, wild prospect of the lake.
A hut green-shadowed among firs
, -- A sun that slopes in amber air, -- Lone wandering, my head I bare, While some far thrush the silence stirs.
Pitch and tar, where store of firs
and pines are, will not fail.