lavendertook: (bingo feline specs)
( Mar. 25th, 2014 10:42 pm)
Here's my reading of an early draft of the beginning of "A Long Expected Party" with Bingo, son of Bilbo from The History of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the Shadow, because I love those early drafts, and, well, Bingo:

Ahahahahaha--a safe hobbit!!!
lavendertook: fuschia veined yellow orchid (orchid)
( Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:48 pm)
This is an orchid I've had for 3 years in my living room window. I've been watching its flower spikes grow for about 4 months, and it just started opening its buds the past week. Hopefully, they'll last for 3 or 4 months.

More Georgia O'Keeffe-y goodness herein . . . )
The voice post below is an excerpt from Tolkien's unpublished second Epilogue in The History of the Lord of The Rings, in the History of Middle Earth in which Sam and his daughter Elanor converse. More than first viewing the film of FotR, reading this passage for the first time completely renewed the love I had for Tolkien's writings when I was a teen. In keeping with the theme of this year's Tolkien Reading Day, there are a couple of mentions of trees in the passage.

Click here for the reading and more dollustrations . . .


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