Happy Birthday!

Tolkien w pipe-RED

The picture below is the last-known picture taken of J.R.R.T., standing in front of his favourite tree in the botanical gardens in Oxford, Aug. 9, 1973. Not quite a month later, he had died.

Tolkien 1973-08-09

To the man who loved trees, could feel the life pulsing through them, hear them breathe, even speak.


Tumble Hill (drawing dated 1928):

1928 Tumble [Timber] Hill-RED2

Old Man Willow (undated), cropped:

Old Man Willow-RED2


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