☼ 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

Gems 1.27

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 1.26 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day.  ♡
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Photo “Bracken Quacken” Copyright © Mike Downs 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Thank you!

“Little by little, one travels far.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
Bag End to Rivendell
Miles 165-179*
*Milestones based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad

☼ GEMS 1.25 ☼

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
“The Road to Rivendell” Day 9/28

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Photo Copyright © Chip Haldane 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Limited copyright.  Please do not disseminate. Thank you!

 

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 147-163*

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

 

“No half-hardheadedness and no worldly fear must
turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge

Gems 1.24

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡

“The Road to Rivendell” Day 8/28

The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge

Gems 1.24

Photo by Niki Flow – Appoquinimink Wildlife Area – Permission for use (in total) for your Eowyn Challenge group happily granted!

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 135-147*

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

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Photo – Pine Barrens, NJ – 2013 – 4th Annual Running for Joy 5k).  Don’t forget, we would LOVE to feature YOUR photos for Gems.  The Walk to Rivendell series (which ends 13 Oct) needs photos.  It’s the only time of the year (probably) I’ll send out 7-days/week photos.  The upcoming months need photos as well or paintings and/or quotes, lyrics, poems, sketches, jokes… creativity!  Gems (fka Rx-for-Healing) is tied to Under 1000 Skies which is tied to Volunteer Biographers: “When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others hearts.”

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Photo by Niki Flow, Pine Barrens, Running for Joy 5k 2013

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 115-135*

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

Gems 1.22

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡ Here’s another light-filled Gem, 6th in the series, The Road to Rivendell. 

Gems 1.22

“Misty Lake” Photo Copyright © David Coleman | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 98-115*

*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 1.21

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡ Here’s another light-filled Gem, fifth in the series, The Road to Rivendell. 
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The Road to Rivendell, Day 5” Photo Copyright © Magdan Tania | Dreamstime Stock Photos


Bag End to Rivendell

Mile 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!

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. 

Gems 1.20

“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!

 


Gems 1.19

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

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“The Road to Rivendell, Day 3” Photo Copyright © Nothingtosee Movealongnow 2015. All rights reserved.


Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 46-73*

*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 1.18

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

Gems 1.18

“The Road to Rivendell, Day 2” Photo Copyright © Nothingtosee Movealongnow 2015. All rights reserved.

Bag End to Rivendell

Miles 18-46*

*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!