~*~

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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