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magicalnaturetour:Smiling squirrel by laryan1“Yes it certainly…

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Smiling squirrel by laryan1

“Yes it certainly is! No I could not! And I was explaining very carefully,” answered the wizard crossly. “If you must know more, his name is Beorn. He is very strong, and he is a skin-changer.”

“What! a furrier, a man that calls rabbits conies, when he doesn’t turn their skins into squirrels?” asked Bilbo.

“Good gracious heavens, no, no, NO, NO!” said Gandalf. “Don’t be a fool Mr. Baggins if you can help it; and in the name of all wonder don’t mention the word furrier again as long as you are within a hundred miles of his house, nor rug, cape, tippet, muff, nor any other such unfortunate word! He is a skin-changer….
– The Hobbit, Chapter 7 Queer Lodgings

Nowhere else could a squirrel be at such ease.

magicalnaturetour:Smiling squirrel by laryan1“Yes it certainly…

sitoutside:Horsehead Nebula in Orion – HaLRGB by cfaobam…

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Horsehead Nebula in Orion - HaLRGB
by  cfaobam 

Then the pursuit was begun; and the earth shook beneath the horses of the host of Oromë, and the fire that was stricken from the hooves of Nahar was the first light that returned to Valinor.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter VIII Of the Darkening of Valinor

Somewhere out there, the prototype for Nahar and the Mearas still roam the dark of the Void.

sitoutside:Horsehead Nebula in Orion – HaLRGB

by cfaobam…

the-green-of-new-leaves:(Atheris squamigera) variable bush…

the-green-of-new-leaves:

(Atheris squamigera) variable bush viper

D’awwww

‘It can’t be helped, Sam,’ said Frodo sadly. He had suddenly realized that flying from the Shire would mean more painful partings than merely saying farewell to the familiar comforts of Bag End. ‘I shall have to go. But’ – and here he looked hard at Sam – ‘if you really care about me, you will keep that dead secret. See? If you don’t, if you even breathe a word of what you’ve heard here, then I hope Gandalf will turn you into a spotted toad and fill the garden full of grass-snakes.’

Sam fell on his knees, trembling.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume One: The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One: The Ring Sets Out, Chapter 3 Three is Company

D’awww indeed. If Sam knew about these guys, I bet his reaction would be far different.

the-green-of-new-leaves:(Atheris squamigera) variable bush…

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

morethanphotography:

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…

morethanphotography:Unicorn Country by tvurk … it…

morethanphotography:

Unicorn Country by tvurk

… it chanced on a time that he came alone to the starlit wood of Nan Elmoth, and there suddenly he heard the song of nightingales. Then an enchantment fell on him, and he stood still; and afar off beyond the voices of the lómelindi he heard the voice of Melian, and it filled all his
heart with wonder and desire. He forgot then utterly all his people and all the purposes of his mind, and following the birds under the shadow of the trees he passed deep into Nan Elmoth and was lost. But he came at last to a glade open to the stars…

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter IV Of Thingol and Melian

morethanphotography:Unicorn Country by tvurk

… it…

marjoleinhoekendijk:☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things…

marjoleinhoekendijk:

☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

“A fox passing through the wood on business of his own stopped
several minutes and sniffed.”
– The Lord Of The Rings, Volume 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1: The Ring Sets Out. Chapter 3: Three Is Company.

marjoleinhoekendijk:☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things…

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…

morethanphotography:

Pure Power II by Zeenah

Their horses were strong and of proud bearing, but rough-haired; and one stood there without a rider, Aragorn’s own horse that they had brought from the North; Roheryn was his name.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 2 The Passing of the Grey Company

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…

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’…. What are oliphaunts?’ said Gollum.

Sam stood up, putting his hands behind his back (as he always did when ‘speaking poetry’), and began:

Grey as a mouse,
Big as a house,
Nose like a snake,
I make the earth shake,
As I tramp through the grass;
Trees crack as I pass.
With horns in my mouth
I walk in the South,
Flapping big ears.
Beyond count of years
I stump round and round,
Never lie on the ground,
Not even to die.
Oliphaunt am I,
Biggest of all,
Huge, old, and tall.
If ever you’d met me
You wouldn’t forget me.
If you never do,
You won’t think I’m true;
But old Oliphaunt am I,
And I never lie.

– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Two: The Two Towers, Book Four: The Ring Goes East , Chapter 3: The Black Gate is Closed

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