morethanphotography: The first rays of the sun by toko_w The…

morethanphotography:

The first rays of the sun by toko_w


The elf-host was on the march; and if it was sadly lessened, yet many were glad, for now the northern world would be merrier for many a long day. The dragon was dead, and the goblins overthrown, and their hearts looked forward after winter to a spring of joy.

Gandalf and Bilbo rode behind the Elvenking, and beside them strode Beorn, once again in man’s shape, and he laughed and sang in a loud voice upon the road. So they went on until they drew near to the borders of Mirkwood, to the north of the place where the Forest River ran out. Then they halted, for the wizard and Bilbo would not enter the wood, even though the king bade them stay a while in his halls. They intended to go along the edge of the forest, and round its northern end in the waste that lay between it and the beginning of the Grey Mountains. It was a long and cheerless road, but now that the goblins were crushed, it seemed safer to them than the dreadful pathways under the trees. Moreover Beorn was going that way too.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

While the mirk lingering in Mirkwood would only retreat a little and gradually strangle the Wood again, I’d like to think it was a lighter place, with that bit of cheer from the winter sun, that accompanied the Elvenking as he entered the Wood and made for the Halls of his realm.

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The first rays of the sun by toko_w

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