morethanphotography:Archipelago by borisss1982 It is probable…

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Archipelago by borisss1982

It is probable that the craft of building, as many other crafts beside, was derived from the Dúnedain. But the Hobbits may have learned it direct from the Elves, the teachers of Men in their youth. For the Elves of the High Kindred had not yet forsaken Middle-earth, and they dwelt still at that time at the Grey Havens away to the west, and in other places within reach of the Shire. Three Elf-towers of immemorial age were still to be seen on the Tower Hills beyond the western marches. They shone far off in the moonlight. The tallest was furthest away, standing alone upon a green mound.
– The Lord of the Rings, Prologue

morethanphotography:Archipelago by borisss1982

It is probable…

sitoutside:BROTHERS GRIMM’S WANDERINGS They would soon now be…

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BROTHERS GRIMM'S WANDERINGS


They would soon now be going forward into lands wholly strange to them, and beyond all but the most vague and distant legends of the Shire, and in the gathering twilight they longed for home.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume One: The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One: The Ring Sets Out, Chapter 8 Fog on the Barrow-downs

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They would soon now be…

morethanphotography:Stellar’s… by mommam777 Eagles are not…

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Stellar’s… by mommam777

Eagles are not kindly birds. Some are cowardly and cruel. But the ancient race of the northern mountains were the greatest of all birds; they were proud and strong and noble-hearted.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 6 Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire

morethanphotography:Stellar’s… by mommam777

Eagles are not…

magicalnaturetour:Fife Moon Rising (EP Edit) (by Christopher…

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Fife Moon Rising (EP Edit) (by Christopher Combe Photography)

They came back with viols as big as themselves, and with Thorin’s harp wrapped in a green cloth. It was a beautiful golden harp, and when Thorin struck it the music began all at once, so sudden and sweet that Bilbo forgot everything else, and was swept away into dark lands under strange moons, far over The Water and very far from his hobbit-hole under The Hill.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 1 An Unexpected Party

magicalnaturetour:Fife Moon Rising (EP Edit) (by Christopher…

wavemotions:Stir up the fire by Jonathan DeitchThen there was…

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Stir up the fire by Jonathan Deitch

Then there was unrest among the Ainur; but Ilúvatar called to them, and said: ‘I know the desire of your minds that what ye have seen should verily be, not only in your thought, but even as ye yourselves are, and yet other. Therefore I say: Eä! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be; and those of you that will may go down into it.’
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

(Another version.)

wavemotions:Stir up the fire by Jonathan DeitchThen there was…

Battle of Dagorlad – the death of Oropher

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For me, I don’t think Thranduil got to find or even say goodbye to Oropher. But this is a nice rendering for the optimistic.

Battle of Dagorlad – the death of Oropher

morethanphotography:Aries pool by JakeAnderson Suddenly the…

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Aries pool by JakeAnderson

Suddenly the cliff fell away. The shores sank. The trees ended. Then Bilbo saw a sight:
The lands opened wide about him, filled with the waters of the river which broke up and wandered in a hundred winding courses, or halted in marshes and pools dotted with isles on every side; but still a strong water flowed on steadily through the midst.

– The Hobbit Chapter 10 A Warm Welcome

morethanphotography:Aries pool by JakeAnderson

Suddenly the…

wavemotions:Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500pxIt is…

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Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500px

It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while they dwelt yet
silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar.

– The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion Chapter III Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor 

wavemotions:Night Sky Glory by Alan Crosthwaite on 500pxIt is…