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morethanphotography:RiverOfLight II by wmoritzer At the head of…

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RiverOfLight II by wmoritzer


At the head of the glen a torrent flowed like a white lace over an endless ladder of short falls, and a mist of foam hung in the air about the mountains’ feet.

‘Yonder is the Dimrill Stair,’ said Aragorn, pointing to the falls.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Two: The Two Towers, Book Three: The Treason Of Isengard, Chapter 6 Lothlórien

morethanphotography:RiverOfLight II by wmoritzer

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morethanphotography:Static Sphere by DigitalArtPhotography It…

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Static Sphere by DigitalArtPhotography

It is said that the towers of Emyn Beraid were not built indeed by the Exiles of Númenor, but were raised by Gilgalad for Elendil, his friend; and the Seeing Stone of Emyn Beraid was set in Elostirion, the tallest of the towers. Thither Elendil would repair, and thence he would gaze out over the sundering seas, when the yearning of exile was upon him; and it is believed that thus he would at whiles see far away even the Tower of Avallónë upon Eressëa, where the Master-stone abode, and yet abides. These stones were gifts of the Eldar to Amandil, father of Elendil, for the comfort of the Faithful of Númenor in their dark days, when the Elves might come no longer to that land under the shadow of Sauron. They were called the Palantíri, those that watch from afar; but all those that were brought to Middle-earth long ago were lost.
– The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

morethanphotography:Static Sphere by DigitalArtPhotography

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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

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

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(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.

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The hobbits turned back. The voices of the Ents were still…

The hobbits turned back. The voices of the Ents were still rising and falling in their conclave. The sun had now risen high enough to look over the high hedge: it gleamed on the tops of the birches and lit the northward side of the dingle with a cool yellow light. There they saw a little glittering fountain. They walked along the rim of the great bowl at the feet of the evergreens – it was pleasant to feel cool grass about their toes again, and not to be in a hurry – and then they climbed down to the gushing water.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Two: The Two Towers, Book Three: The Treason Of Isengard, Chapter 4: Treebeard

The hobbits turned back. The voices of the Ents were still…

ponderation:The green and red valley by Iñaki LarreaBetween the…

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The green and red valley by Iñaki Larrea

Between the arms of Gelion was the ward of Maglor, and here in one place the hills failed altogether; there it was that the Orcs came into East Beleriand before the Third Battle.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XIV Of Beleriand and its Realms 

ponderation:The green and red valley by Iñaki LarreaBetween the…

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

sitoutside:BROTHERS GRIMM’S WANDERINGS

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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…