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New Faces at the Moulin – Treebeard and Co.

January 8, 2007

"They found that they were looking at a most extraordinary face.  It belonged to a large Man-like, almost Troll-like, figure, at least fourteen feet high, very sturdy, with a tall head, and hardly any neck.  Whether it was clad in stuff like green and grey bark, or whether that was its hide, was difficult to say." Treebeard from The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Chers Amis,

There are some new faces in our woods. Ents perhaps, ancient "tree-herders" watching over our100_0993 moulin. The five new inhabitants of our petit bois are grace a my middle sister with a touch of Middle Earth via Plow and Hearth.   You might have noticed from an earlier post  that we have one Ent already enchanting our path.  My dh bought him for Caddie’s 8th birthday. We call him the "kissing tree".   Dh hung him on a tree in the back of our property and then wrote clues for the birthday girl and friends to follow on a long treasure hunt through the yard. We moved him up by the drive and until Saturday he was quite lonely.  Now we see he has a twin brother.  Saturday 100_0996was like an early March day, sunny with a high in the 60’s-70F.  DH decided it was the perfect time to  find perches/homes for our new forest friends.  There was much debate over who belonged to whom,  where a particular face should be, and whether the nose was straight and  the eyes level.  Mounting our owl turned into an afternoon project of stripping 10 years of  English ivy off an enrobed  dogwood and two  pines.Owl_in_tree  Now  he can peer down from his snag at  anyone pulling in our long gravel drive.  We still have a brown bear waiting to climb the trunk of a  lobolly pine down by  our "Entwash," but the rains (3inches!) and high winds came through  yesterday  so it will have to wait for another  March-in-January  Saturday. 

"When Spring unfolds the beechen leaf, and sap is in the bough’
When light is on the wild-wood stream, and wind is on the brow;
When stride is long, and breath is deep, and keen the mountain-air,
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is fair!" 
Treebeard from The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Thank you, Sisdoc!  Kisses !

— Marjorie

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2007 1:24 pm

    I LOVE those!

  2. sisdoc permalink
    February 22, 2007 10:48 am

    They look beautiful. I love the rference to the Ents.

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