Tag Archives: Mirkwood

morethanphotography:Haunted Babylon…! by AdithetoS The entrance…

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Haunted Babylon…! by AdithetoS

The entrance to the path was like a sort of arch leading into a gloomy tunnel made by two great trees that leant together, too old and strangled with ivy and hung with lichen to bear more than a few blackened leaves.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 8 Flies And Spiders

morethanphotography:Haunted Babylon…! by AdithetoS

The entrance…

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sublim-ature:Fairy Glen, WalesCraig McCormick Weren’t the…

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Fairy Glen, Wales
Craig McCormick

Weren’t the Dwarves lucky they were not caught in the water deficient autumn/winter season? Would have been tough to barrel-ride their way to freedom (Follow-up to this)

sublim-ature:Fairy Glen, WalesCraig McCormick

Weren’t the…

sitoutside:by Josh Couts As the third day of their voyage wore…

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by Josh Couts

As the third day of their voyage wore on the lands changed slowly: the trees thinned and then failed altogether. On the eastern bank to their left they saw long formless slopes stretching up and away towards the sky; brown and withered they looked, as if fire had passed over them, leaving no living blade of green: an unfriendly waste without even a broken tree or a bold stone to relieve the emptiness. They had come to the Brown Lands that lay, vast and desolate, between Southern Mirkwood and the hills of the Emyn Muil.
– The Lord of the Rings. Vol I: The Fellowship of The Ring, Book 2: The Ring Goes South, Chapter 9: The Great River

sitoutside:by Josh Couts As the third day of their voyage wore…

sundxwn:Deer in Morning sun! by Inguna Plume They were still…

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Deer in Morning sun! by Inguna Plume

They were still standing over him, cursing their ill luck, and Bombur’s clumsiness, and lamenting the loss of the boat which made it impossible for them to go back and look for the hart, when they became aware of the dim blowing of horns in the wood and the sound as of dogs baying far off. Then they all fell silent; and as they sat it seemed they could hear the noise of a great hunt going by to the north of the path, though they saw no sign of it.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 8 Flies And Spiders

I’d like to think the hart somehow escaped, and recovered to bugle his defiance at survival for another season.

sundxwn:Deer in Morning sun! by Inguna Plume

They were still…

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

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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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(Source: vepuat, via wooden-folks) Winter in the brightness…

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Winter in the brightness of Thranduil’s kingdom

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Winter in the brightness…

tulipnight:Fairy Glen II by James Hastie on Flickr. “Out they…

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Fairy Glen II by James Hastie on Flickr.

“Out they went under the overhanging branches of the trees on either bank. Bilbo wondered what the dwarves were feeling and whether a lot of water was getting into their tubs. Some of those that bobbed along by him in the gloom seemed pretty low in the water, and he guessed that these had dwarves inside.”
– Chapter 9: Barrels Out of Bond, The Hobbit

Atop his barrel somehow and managing a peek backwards, I rather imagined this is what greeted Bilbo’s eyes.

tulipnight:Fairy Glen II by James Hastie on Flickr.
“Out they…