Friday, September 26, 2014

In a parallel universe

The black riders caught up with Frodo and took the ring. They left his headless body as a warning to those who would oppose the dark lord Sauron. I shudder to think what they did to Sam and the others.

Callie inspects the "remains."

This "body" has been hanging in the woods up on the other side of the vineyards for years. Ken discovered it on a walk one day, and I went to see it not long after. It's still there today. I don't know whose woods these are, or why this is there. Not far from this spot, down in a ravine, I noticed a makeshift shelter, built with tree branches and old tarps. I haven't gone close enough to see if there's any sign of activity. It's probably just an old fort built by some kids -- there's an abandoned kids' fort in the woods on the north side of our house. But who knows?

5 comments:

  1. 'Whose woods these are'

    I think I know,
    his house is in the village though,
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.


    Another great story, not from Tolkien, but Robert Frost.

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  2. That is seriously creepy. Love the colours in the sweater - or is it a bit of carpet? Callie's a brave girl.

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  3. sean, lol!

    judy, :)

    sietske, ah, yes.

    pauline, I didn't get close enough to see... ;)

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