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Old 01-23-2010, 01:14 AM   #121
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:25 AM   #122
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re:Mnemosyne's post: Too funny! Will definitely *not* show the kids, as they have nightmares enough...

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re:Mnemosyne's post: Too funny! Will definitely *not* show the kids, as they have nightmares enough...
Thanks, alatar. I'm glad you didn't mind, as I definitely could not resist!
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:13 AM   #124
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The Savegre Valley in Costa Rica was very much like how I've always imagined Rivendell, a beautiful green valley which was a spot of "tamed" (with orchards and stuff - but still rural/not-built-up) countryside surrounded by wilderness.

Several other locations (a range of very misty mountains...) struck me as M-E reminiscent at the time: probably because we saw a tree called the "walking palm" (it really does move - but very slowly, a couple feet per year, up and down the hillsides, by growing more roots on one side and losing them on the other) which made me think of Ents and Huorns.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #125
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In regards to our recent unprecedented snowfall:

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While they had halted, the wind died down, and the snow slackened until it almost ceased. They tramped on again. But they had not gone more than a furlong when the storm returned with fresh fury. The wind whistled and the snow became a blinding blizzard. Soon even Boromir found it hard to keep going. The hobbits, bent nearly double, toiled along behind the taller folk, but it was plain that they could not go much further, if the snow continued.


She is standing.

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As the children are small and the snow deep, I, a lesser man with a spade, shoveled a path to where we go sledding. For some inexplicable reason, a local with a backhoe decided to clear more of the street. He'd scoop up a bucket of snow and dump it off the street; sometimes more, sometimes less. The piles on the side therefore varied. Though he said that he tried not to cover my shoveled path, he did, and I couldn't help but think that, like the Fellowship, our retreat was now cut off by a large drift. Thankfully I still had my shovel, as no elves or Steward's sons were to be had.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:39 AM   #126
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Alatar, are you near DC or in Michigan? We got quite a few inches yesterday here in New Angmar... I mean, Detroit.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #127
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Alatar, are you near DC or in Michigan? We got quite a few inches yesterday here in New Angmar... I mean, Detroit.
Pittsburgh. I like the snow, but the hills and bridges make traveling entertaining, especially when some municipalities take a passive "all natural" approach to snow removal.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:51 PM   #128
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To milk the snowfall one more time...

While most other dads were, presumedly, sitting on their couches watching the Olympics while sipping a brew of choice, I was outside with the family for yet another night of 'night sledding.' As we walked to our starting point, my shadow cast a well-padded figure across the new snow bed (yes, we got more ). The disk-like sled that I carried made the figure look like Boromir as he stood warming himself by Gandalf's unnatural fire.

Later, I shared another moment with the Steward's son character as I lugged a little one back through the snow.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #129
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Here are a few Ents I saw running about in my recent travels in the Fangorn Forest. Shame most of them have been cut down by loggers. And by loggers I mean Sauruman of course.

NOTE: These Ents were of the Redwood species.




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Old 04-03-2010, 04:44 AM   #130
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Wow those are gorgeous photos. You have a talent.

Where exactly is the said Fangorn Forest?
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Wow those are gorgeous photos. You have a talent.

Where exactly is the said Fangorn Forest?
Thank you. Said Fangorn Forest is in Northern California. Redwood National and State Parks.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:26 AM   #132
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Wow, those Redwoods are absolutely amazing and I'd love to go to see them. The work of Sauruman indeed to cut them down.
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While most other dads were, presumedly, sitting on their couches watching the Olympics while sipping a brew of choice, I was outside with the family for yet another night of 'night sledding.' As we walked to our starting point, my shadow cast a well-padded figure across the new snow bed (yes, we got more ). The disk-like sled that I carried made the figure look like Boromir as he stood warming himself by Gandalf's unnatural fire.

Later, I shared another moment with the Steward's son character as I lugged a little one back through the snow.
One of my favorite characters. Thank you for the images.
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That redwoods are really amazing man and you captured this nicely with your photography.In photos this looks awesome so how it would be when I will see this in real.I will definitely take visit to this place.
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That redwoods are really amazing man and you captured this nicely with your photography.In photos this looks awesome so how it would be when I will see this in real.I will definitely take visit to this place.
Actually, it looks just like this. I'm not a professional photographer or anything. Just a plant enthusiast who feels the need to produce photographic proof of every specimen I come across. It's MUCH better in real life!
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Nope. . . It is on the top of that pole. (Lorien as a location, is a master of balance)
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That must have been heart breaking!

Nope. . . It is on the top of that pole. (Lorien as a location, is a master of balance)
Maybe it wasn't referring to the place, but rather the Vala?
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Maybe it wasn't referring to the place, but rather the Vala?
That is of course a possibility, it could be that if Alatar had looked up he would have witnessed some obscure valar ritual.
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That is of course a possibility, it could be that if Alatar had looked up he would have witnessed some obscure valar ritual.
That would be too optimistic a stance for me.

And it is the name of a filming company that was producing a movie nearby.
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That would be too optimistic a stance for me.

And it is the name of a filming company that was producing a movie nearby.
Isn't the also a television/film company called Celador? I think Tolkien references are getting everywhere.

In fact, maybe it's time to start a thread on Tolkien names used in companies if there isn't one already.
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Isn't the also a television/film company called Celador? I think Tolkien references are getting everywhere.

In fact, maybe it's time to start a thread on Tolkien names used in companies if there isn't one already.
I just saw another reference today too! Tolkien is everywhere. Enw, I definitely think that we should post a thread, and you are the perfect one to do it!
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Friend of mine, visiting Amsterdam, saw this and thought of me.
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Friend of mine, visiting Amsterdam, saw this and thought of me.
I want that ship. Now would as good a time as any to hand it over.

That also reminds me of a place in Fairbanks, Alaska I used to see quite frequently. I always meant to take a picture but getting around to it took a while.



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Ah, it would make sense that Elrond packed and moved to Alaska - remote, rural, rugged.

And I'll send that ship a sailing as soon as you send some shillings (for shipping).
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I'll have to hunt up a couple photos that had Middle-earth relevance to me. One was the Midgewater Marshes, another was a valley in Hollin, and another was some old ruins of Arnor.


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Well, I actually live in a place something like Rivendell with the colors of the trees in the fall. We have only one waterfall here though I don't have pictures currently, but when I get my camera fixed I'll snap a few for ya.
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This April me and my family went to a cottage near Lake Simcoe, and there were some things that reminded me of ME.

Some specific stuff -

The first two pics are the Dead Marshes. Just imagine that those beaver-stumps are torches. The third one is Durin's Stone - it looked more like one before I took the picture; the water was dark and opaque.

Less specific -

Just photos of this place in general. Overall looked like a cross beteen Midgewater and Dead Marshes.
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This one looks Shirish as well. Or maybe Breeish.

Galadriel, I see you changed yor sig as well as your avvie. I had to look at your profile to make sure its you.
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Not seeing ME, but hearing it...

Recently I discovered that the Rohirric tongue reminds me of Ukrainian. Probably because of the abundance of e and y sounds. But maybe that's just because that is how I see Ukranian as compared to Russian...
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Recently I discovered that the Rohirric tongue reminds me of Ukrainian. Probably because of the abundance of e and y sounds. But maybe that's just because that is how I see Ukranian as compared to Russian...
Maybe also Ukraine reminds you of Rohan, because of those wide plains... being roamed by the Cossacks on horseback.
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Maybe also Ukraine reminds you of Rohan, because of those wide plains... being roamed by the Cossacks on horseback.
Yes, that too.
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That's lovely! Was Bilbo's Party Tree inside the tent? I can't remember ....
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #160
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It was. Bilbo gives his speech under it. This tree was hung withfairy lights not lanterns and the guests wrote messages on little card butterflies and tied them to the tree.
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