This is to say that I just got back last night from a two-week trip to see family.
It was a good visit, but it's good to be back, not only because of my husband and kitties but because of the computer. Normally when I'm there, since my mother has no computer, I have gone every few days to the public library to use a computer for half an hour, but this time we were all came down with colds and I never had the energy to go there.
This morning, though, I opened my email. I see several notifications of comments from readers, plus notices of new entries. It's going to take a while, but I am looking forward to catching up.
Because I can't bear to make a post with no image, here's a painting I think makes a good illustration of an Elven residence overlooking the Sea on Tol Eressëa. As soon as I saw it I imagined Frodo walking there, strolling or reading or just looking out to Sea, in case a ship might be arriving from Middle-earth.