Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Party Tree at The Shire
There was a specially large pavilion, so big that the tree that grew in the field was right inside it, and stood proudly near one end, at the head of the chief table. Lanterns were hung on all its branches." (LOTR, Book I, Chapter I, page 38)
On the right side of the field, there were wild flowers growing on the slope and a beautiful child was picking flowers. Picking flowers is not permitted but her mother could not resist taking her picture and neither could I.