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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Tolkien's Landscapes 2: 'Foxglove Year'~ picture by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.06.27 at 18:42

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-06-29 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
You are so welcome, Paulie, me dear. I will be sure to let Jan know you commented.

You live near Barnt Green???? Is there still some of the loveliness Tolkien so much enjoyed in Worchestershire? I hope so. I read that the view he painted from the top of Bilberry Hill looking towards King's Norton is all built over (if that is also Worchestershire), but maybe it isn't true all over.

And what about your hip replacement? Is it a happening thing anytime soon? I'm beginning to think it's time for mine. I'm away again caring for my mother and I'm really feeling it. Who knows, we may be bonded in hip replacement-hood in 2013. :)
 Paulie
not_alone at 2013-07-01 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
I can assure you, Mechtild, that most of Barnt Green is still very beautiful. My brother-in-law's garden has a lovely view of fields, usually full of sheep. I'm not sure about the view from Bilberry Hill, but the whole area is virtually at the foot of the Lickey Hills which are well-known as a beauty spot. When our children were young we often used to go walking in the woods there, it was especially lovely ate bluebell time.:)

I've been told I won't be having the hip replacement until I've had the op for the hiatus hernia and I still don't know when that will be. Sorry to hear you're a fellow sufferer!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-01 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I am SO pleased the area of Barnt Green is still so beautiful. *sigh* Thanks for the detailed reassurance. I wish I could see it in person!

Here's a small internet copy of Tolkien's watercolour of the view of King's Norton from Bilberry Hill:

http://www.tolkien-archives.com/gallery/tolkien-earlyyears/kingsnorton-bilberryhill.jpg
diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2013-07-11 13:42 (UTC) (Link)

Ah!

What beautiful scenery Tolkien painted! It reminds me of when I went to France with my parents several years ago... *Sigh*!

By the way, Not Alone, Frodo looks SO sexy in your icon!
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