Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cape of Forochel

Traveled all the way to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth for my latest winter landscape scene. Found a fierce beauty in the twilight there.

From the Encyclopedia of Arda:

"In the distant north of Middle-earth, between the far reaches of the Blue and the Misty Mountains, lay a wide icy bay of the Great Sea. This was the mighty Icebay of Forochel (the name Forochel means 'northern ice'), which extended far into the coldest regions of the north of Arda. To the north and west, the bay was sheltered from the Sea by the curve of the Cape of Forochel."


"The hardy and secretive Men who lived among the snow and ice that surrounded the Icebay of Forochel. They were said to have been descended from the ancient Forodwaith, and had habits that seemed strange and mysterious to those who lived in warmer climes. The igloos, skates and sleds they used were incomprehensible to the Hobbits, so that the authors of the Red Book's1 commentaries could only say of the Snowmen that they, '...house in the snow, and it is said that they can run on the ice with bones on their feet, and have carts without wheels.' "



Mami said...

isnt is divine beauty? How beautiful!

Mary said...

The photo fits the story perfectly! Wonderful image.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photo. Goes great with the story.

Bren said...

Middle earth indeed! the shadows & dips of the snow gives me the feeling of being on another planet. Stark & brilliant all at the same time.

Glad my failed pages spoke to you none the less :-)

A home far away said...

Wow great photo!

Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement and support!