Happy Birthday, Bagginses!
I didn't want to miss offering my favourite hobbits salutations on September 22, but the real birthday post will appear tomorrow. This is because jan-u-ine's poem, "Birthday", is set the day after the birthday has passed. Frodo, for the first time, has forgotten Bilbo's birthday. Join us tomorrow to read this beautiful piece.
* Detail from an illustration by Alan Lee appearing in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, 1997.