Tuesday, 23 August 2011

ABC Wednesday - Fir

The first colours of autumn are starting to appear, a fluttering of leaves are floating to the ground but the firs will remind us through the winter that the green will return. These three magnificent trees stand at the side of a field, this photo was taken in March so there is no surrounding colour, apart from the blue of the sky.
Sometime firs can provide their own colour. Technically I suppose this is not a fir but I'm considering its spiny leaves and cones can come within that generic title for ABC purposes.  This is a larch, the only common cone-bearing tree that looses its leaves in the winter. These pretty female flowers are sometimes called 'larch roses'.

And lastly a domestic fir,


looks like a leylandii that I poked my camera around to photo  this fabricated shed with its cheery fa├žade.  Who lives in a house like this?

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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

fine, majestic fir!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Berowne said...

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Seems like summer just started here. But it won't be long before Fall. I kinda' like that quirky little building (is it really somebody's house?)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of fir tree.

chubskulit said...

Colorful and beautiful fotos!

Cheryl said...

You did not say the F word. I know you didn't. Oh look, a Larch Rose! And a fairy house.

capturedalive said...

Thats one Fine post !!


Pheno, ABCW Team

Tumblewords: said...

Fine fir and fascinating fairy house!

photowannabe said...

Fabulous stately Fir. It looks like it should have Christmas decorations on it.
Love the colors of the shed and the composition too.

Paula Scott said...

ooooo! What a feast for the eyes! That (those) fir(s) are incredible.

Kim, USA said...

I love the green scenery. The trees are perfect and the house that looks fine with me ^_^

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magiceye said...

lovely captures especially the last one!

Ann said...

'larch roses'. are so pretty. I have some fir trees but never saw the flowers

Jama said...

What a gorgeous flowers of the Fir, I've never seen them before.

ChrisJ said...

I would, if it had the basic modern conveniences and was far enough away from civilization to be comfortable. (I think I have hermit blood in me!)