Gems 5.188

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by WildOne, Pixabay

“All’s well that ends better.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

This is the last in the Tolkien-quotes series.  I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them.  Once again, special thanks to the Pixabay and Picmonkey photographers.

The journey of Samwise, Frodo, and company continues to Rivendell here:

ÉOWYN, Bag End to Rivendell-Frodo.

 

I’m taking a break for a bit and will be back with Gems featuring some new photos from Cord X. and a poem from Johnny O. the week of November 18th.  We’ll restart the videos and newsletters every week after that too.

Until then, may all your journeys be green and golden.

♥.

 

Gems 1st Biannual Gallery Show

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s some exciting news about our light-filled ¤ Gems! ¤

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OUR FIRST BIANNUAL GALLERY SHOW

You can view the Gems (and all artists) in reverse order in our new

Gallery Carousel

Thank you to everyone who has supported, followed, liked and commented our blog since our first Gems last fall.  It is with great pleasure that we announce our first Gallery Show in support of The Gems Project.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS

You can also view our Gems by specific contributing artist.  Special thanks and a big shout-out to these talented artists who have so generously shared their inspirations with us:

Ben Archer

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Chip Haldane

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Contessa Brown

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Michael Downs

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Nicole Huguenin

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Niki Flow

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Nothingtosee Movealongnow

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If you would donate photos, art, time or currency to The Gems Project, please see our About “The Gems Project” Page. We need photographers, artists, volunteers, art and photography lovers to spread the word and, of course, donations for the Artist Packs.

☼ Gems 1.32 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤
Bag End to Rivendell, Day 16 of 28
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The Road to Rivendell, Series Day 16/28. Photo by Niki Flow (me). =) Feel free to use it for your Eowyn Challenge group!

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 260-279*

*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge
September 23-October 6th on KindSpring.org

MTFMR (Movement-to-Forward-Movement Ratios) on Middle Earth. Translate ALL movement to Middle Earth miles!

The Eowyn Challenge on Facebook (a safe and secret group)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eowynchallenge/

☼ Gems 1.31 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Bag End to Rivendell, Day 15 of 28

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Oct. 7 – Day 15 (1st from Weathertop): 19 miles

(7 Oct – 15th Day from the Shire – Dawn) In the night, the Nazgûl attacked. I couldn’t find Mr. Frodo, then I heard him cry out as from far away — strange words they were! Then, when he appeared, he was bad hurt! Strider fought the cursed things off. At full light, we made our way down to the Great Road. As we crossed, we heard the Riders and ran into the brambles. We camp here tonight. Strider says Mr. Frodo’s wound came from a Morgul-blade and is cursed!

from The Journal of Samwise Gamgee by NikiFlow (DotMatrix/Kindspring.org)

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 241-260*

*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge
September 23-October 6th on KindSpring.org

MTFMR (Movement-to-Forward-Movement Ratios) on Middle Earth. Translate ALL movement to Middle Earth miles!

☼ Gems 1.29 ☼

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Bag End to Rivendell
Oct. 5 – Day 13 (6th from Bree): 18 miles

“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Mile 229 – Weather Foothills
We’ve reached the Weather Hills.  We’ll climb tomorrow.  Tonight we make camp.  Feels good to rest in clean air without those midges flying all over the place. (from The Journal of Samwise Gamgee)

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 211-229*

*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge
September 23-October 6th on KindSpring.org

MTFMR (Movement-to-Forward-Movement Ratios) on Middle Earth. Translate ALL movement to Middle Earth miles!

 

☼ Gems 1.27 ☼

Happy Saturday!  ♡

“Above all shadows rides the sun and stars forever dwell.
I will not say the day is done nor bid the stars farewell.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

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Photo “The Road to Hobbiton 2” Copyright © Chip Haldane 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Limited copyright.  Please do not disseminate. Thank you!


Bag End to Rivendell
Mile 179-194*

*Milestones based on The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

from The Journal of Samwise Gamgee
Midgewater Marshes, Day 11 from the Shire

“We walked all day and we have to make camp here again tonight! Strider says we’ll be out by tomorrow.  The Neekerbreekers are giving us another sleepless night.  We can see Weathertop from here to the east with some kind of bright flashes of light * over it.  I miss the Shire.

* What neither Sam nor the companions could not have known was that the lights were Gandalf’s magic on Weathertop as he fought off the Nazgûl. Gandalf had arrived in Bree the day after the companions left it, but because they told had told Barleyman, innkeeper at the Prancing Pony, that they were headed for Weathertop, Gandalf rode straight there. The remaining four Nazgûl attacked him there and he outwitted them and escaped.

 

Gems 1.20

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡ Here’s another light-filled Gem, fourth in the series, The Road to Rivendell. 

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“The Road to Rivendell, Day 4” Photo Copyright © Nothingtosee Movealongnow 2015. All rights reserved.


Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 79-98*

*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge
September 23-October 6th on KindSpring.org

MTFMR (Movement-to-Forward-Movement Ratios) on Middle Earth. Translate ALL movement to Middle Earth miles!