The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
One day he was lying under a tree, thinking of his misfortunes.
On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
They have sequenced the cacao tree, the mosquito, coral, the Tasmanian devil, the bald eagle, the leafcutter ant, a germ that attacks wheat plants, and the extinct woolly mammoth.
Who is there?--there beyond that field, that tree, that roof lit up by the sun?
I had another tree friend, gentle and more approachable than the great oak--a linden that grew in the dooryard at Red Farm.
A dark form moved at the edge of the tree line and when she shined the flashlight in that direction, the light reflected off more than one pair of eyes.
Who made tree grow in house?
"These are the laziest trees in any of the worlds," she complained, not caring what the tree thought of her.
I felt my way to the end of the garden, knowing that the mimosa tree was near the fence, at the turn of the path.
Like a dog pissing on a tree to mark his territory?
He had climbed many a tree when he was a boy.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
Striding to a tree, she barked an order.
He flung one of his knives at the tree line, not caring if he hit anything or not.
The shade was grateful, and the tree was so easy to climb that with my teacher's assistance I was able to scramble to a seat in the branches.
On Christmas Eve the Tuscumbia schoolchildren had their tree, to which they invited me.
I have many tree friends in Wrentham.
After breakfast, they all retired to the entry room and gathered around the tree to open presents.
She glanced up at Yancey, who was lounging against a tree watching her.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
In the spring of '49 I talked with the man who lives nearest the pond in Sudbury, who told me that it was he who got out this tree ten or fifteen years before.
And gradually from week to week the character of each tree came out, and it admired itself reflected in the smooth mirror of the lake.
Sometimes Pierre, struck by the meaning of his words, would ask him to repeat them, but Platon could never recall what he had said a moment before, just as he never could repeat to Pierre the words of his favorite song: native and birch tree and my heart is sick occurred in it, but when spoken and not sung, no meaning could be got out of it.
They gathered the fallen leaves that dropped of themselves from that withered tree--the French army--and sometimes shook that tree itself.
A tall figure lounged against a huge oak tree beside the trail.
She noticed the currents then climbed a tree and said they were moving in a pattern around the lake.
The leaves of the big oak tree were like silver filigree and the white cross beneath it looked iridescent.
Yet there it was, big as life, walking across the field toward the tree line.
He turned on his heel as soon as she appeared and strode toward the small area beneath a tree where spacecraft traditionally hovered to release their occupants.
A real tree is the only way to go but they sure are a mess, especially out here in the dry air.
The cedar tree was bent over with the weight of a heavy load of wet snow.
She visually selected a tree ahead that looked easy to climb.
She slowly moved from her position and crawled down the tree with effort, the movement sending pain through her tender wrist.
She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
The tree swayed and strained.
It was the sweet allurement of the mimosa tree in full bloom that finally overcame my fears.
In places the wild muscadine and scuppernong vines stretched from tree to tree, making arbours which were always full of butterflies and buzzing insects.
Before I had done I was more the friend than the foe of the pine tree, though I had cut down some of them, having become better acquainted with it.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
Karataev was still sitting at the side of the road under the birch tree and two Frenchmen were talking over his head.
He's climbing a tree next to the wall... he fell... he's up again... and over.
She didn't understand what her instincts were trying to tell her, but right now, they wanted her to climb a tree to see the lake from above.
She trotted to the spot she'd identified from the tree as being where the currents appeared to originate from.
Around the tree by the pond, daffodils tipped their trumpets away from the light breeze.
She picked her way through the first few steps, startled when he launched himself at a tree, clawed his way up, and bypassed the muddy section by leaping to the next tree.
Rhyn leapt down from the tree a few meters in front of her and sat to await her as she slid and maneuvered the muddy trail.
She rubbed the lumpy scar on her arm, her attention caught by the sight of a jaguar dropping from a tree branch to the edge of the park and the forest a short distance away.
This one showed a determined kitty hanging from a tree branch and always made her smile, even when she was hung-over.
We try to keep water in the base but the tree drinks it as fast as a sailor on a twelve hour leave.
Dean finished dismantling the tree, cleaning up the remaining detritus of the holidays and packing away the delicate figures of a manger scene.
There was a stillness on the tree-lined lanes that whispered peace.
"Nice and cozy," she commented, bouncing the bed, and then added, "I suppose Bird Song is a tree-hugger-type joint and you don't let a person smoke here."
Why leave it up there if you've got a better choice, like a tree or iron ring to rig your station?
She darted around the apple tree and half skipped, half ran down the hill toward the creek.
She stayed in her tree, waiting for Elise.
The mother sat down in the shade of a tree and began to read in a new book which she had bought the day before.
As Tamerlane looked, he saw that there was a hole in the tree only a little way above, and that this was the home of the ant.
I remember his caressing touch as he led me from tree to tree, from vine to vine, and his eager delight in whatever pleased me.
I learned how the sun and the rain make to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, how birds build their nests and live and thrive from land to land, how the squirrel, the deer, the lion and every other creature finds food and shelter.
Two or three times we stopped to rest under a tree by the wayside.
It was so cool up in the tree that Miss Sullivan proposed that we have our luncheon there.
A shiver ran through the tree, and the wind sent forth a blast that would have knocked me off had I not clung to the branch with might and main.
Its delicate blossoms shrank from the slightest earthly touch; it seemed as if a tree of paradise had been transplanted to earth.
He had made his leap, he had seen the great world, and was content to stay in his pretty glass house under the big fuchsia tree until he attained the dignity of froghood.
I was persuaded, however, to content myself with the gifts from the tree and leave the others until morning.
Mr. Chamberlin initiated me into the mysteries of tree and wild-flower, until with the little ear of love I heard the flow of sap in the oak, and saw the sun glint from leaf to leaf.
Thus it is that Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth, Share in the tree-top's joyance, and conceive Of sunshine and wide air and winged things, By sympathy of nature, so do I gave evidence of things unseen.
There is a tradition that under this tree King Philip, the heroic Indian chief, gazed his last on earth and sky.
They had a pretty Christmas-tree, and there were many pretty presents on it for little children.
Oh, it was a lovely and delicate doll! but the little girl's brother, a tall lad, had taken the doll, and set it up in a high tree in the garden, and had run away.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
One sits on the twig of a tree, just beneath our window, and he fills the air with his glad songs.
I am going to have a Christmas tree in the parlor and teacher will hang all of my gifts upon it.
Then we sit down under a tree, or in the shade of a bush, and talk about it.
Usually we take one of the little "Readers" up in a big tree near the house and spend an hour or two finding the words Helen already knows.
I took Helen and my Botany, "How Plants Grow," up in the tree, where we often go to read and study, and I told her in simple words the story of plantlife.
Saturday the school-children had their tree, and I took Helen.
It was the first Christmas tree she had ever seen, and she was puzzled, and asked many questions.
She buried me under the pillows and then I grew very slow like tree out of ground.
The blue-bird makes her nest in a hollow tree and her eggs are blue.
I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
The man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become a farmer; and he who stood under a tree for shelter, a housekeeper.
Say, some hollow tree; and then for morning calls and dinner-parties!
When two legs of my level were on the shore and the third on the ice, and the sights were directed over the latter, a rise or fall of the ice of an almost infinitesimal amount made a difference of several feet on a tree across the pond.
Prince Andrew, looking again at that genealogical tree, shook his head, laughing as a man laughs who looks at a portrait so characteristic of the original as to be amusing.
He had noticed a solitary tree ahead of him.
A tree in the garden snapped with the frost, and then all was again perfectly silent.
On seeing the young master, the elder one with frightened look clutched her younger companion by the hand and hid with her behind a birch tree, not stopping to pick up some green plums they had dropped.
She ran up to him and, in the play of the sunlight that fell in small round spots through the shade of the lime-tree avenue, could not be sure what change there was in his face.
Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.
But if they did catch me they'd string me up to an aspen tree, and with all your chivalry just the same.
She couldn't outrun it - in any condition, and it could climb a tree as fast as she could.
She took off, noting where she entered the woods, and using a tall Sycamore tree as a trail marker.
As she reached the tree, a large black furry form crashed into the trees ahead of her.
I parked my home on wheels under a tree and unbound my reluctant guest.
There were two splashes of blood, one at the tree line and another nearer the castle.
He stopped to lean against a tree to rest, unable to shake his own surprise at discovering Sasha wasn.t dead.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
Jerome Shipton was standing behind a tree and Dean caught sight of his maroon jacket just before he stepped out into the sunlight.
Shadows danced in tune with a slight breeze from the inch of open window and a sentinel pine tree beyond.
He grabbed her leg and with a quick jerk, dislodged her from the tree - right into his waiting arms.
She screamed, racing for the tree and knowing she didn't have a chance of outrunning the dog.
She hugged the tree-line down to the side of the mountain then climbed a tree and waited.
A second time it tried to carry its load up the rough trunk of the tree, and a second time it failed.
I danced and capered round the tree in an ecstasy.
Farther back beyond the dark trees a roof glittered with dew, to the right was a leafy tree with brilliantly white trunk and branches, and above it shone the moon, nearly at its full, in a pale, almost starless, spring sky.
She pulled the lawn chair into the shade under a tree and stretched out, closing her eyes and simply listening to the birds.
A scarred tree marked a turning point in the trail, so she slowed down.
She stopped suddenly, grasping the tree with one hand.
He picked up a piece of straw and leaned his back against the tree, picking his teeth.
It would be nice to see Uncle Sam's grasping dogs coaxed to bay at the wrong tree as well.
His shirt was untucked and Dean glanced at his fly, wondering if he'd been caught using a tree for a call of nature.
Death was almost seven feet tall, built more solid than a tree trunk with hair and eyes darker than a moonless night.
A genetically engineered tree that converts sunlight into fuel and then pumps the fuel through its roots to where it is needed.
After that I spent many happy hours in my tree of paradise, thinking fair thoughts and dreaming bright dreams.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils.
A tall perfectly formed and decorated Christmas tree stood beside the staircase.
Jackson picked her up by the throat and slammed her against a tree, "I should kill you where you stand, you filthy dog!"
Lana hugged the tree, willing her friend to appear.
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
At home, presents were under the tree, waiting for their return.
My employment out of doors now was to collect the dead wood in the forest, bringing it in my hands or on my shoulders, or sometimes trailing a dead pine tree under each arm to my shed.
It will fall of itself when ripe, but if picked unripe the apple is spoiled, the tree is harmed, and your teeth are set on edge.