flower floor

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That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey.

The Underworld is a dark place. Darker and lonelier than he ever expects. It reeks of death, mold, salt, and pine.

Viktor’s bare feet pad across the cool earthen floor. Flowers and grass trail behind him; growing and dying almost in the same instant. Nothing can live long among the dead.

Yet, he spies a small garden: secluded but for a single pomegranate tree. The fruits are large and deep red, an immediate contrast to the maudlin darkness about him.

Yakov’s voice echoes in his mind.

Read The Sum of my Heart Here

2006 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara DOCG

Loving fall and this lovely baby Nebbiolo. A full nose of forest berries, cherries, herbs, dried berries, red flowers, forest floor, and sweet balsamic. Loads of cherries and raspberries on the palate with floral notes and minerality. Nice acidity on this guy. Wonderful!

4/5 bones

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Nebbiolo

13% abv

Gattinara (Piedmont), ITALY

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middle-earth meme: (4/5) locations ➝ LOTHLÓRIEN

“That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey.”

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“There lie the woods of Lothlorien! That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring comes and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey.”

Honestly, to me, Thranduil comes across as one of the most elf like, elves (aside from his son). Or the most elf like, elven ruler during the Third Age.

I mean, sure we have other Elven Rulers, but their society follows a historical, very human like structure, with kings and queens, and huge stone fortresses, and princess and princes who are the fairest of the land, etc…

Where as for Thranduil, he is literally a wood elf…like, in the Hobbit he was introduces as dining in the forest with his companions. He has a crown made of nests and berries, he prances through and enchants the woods, he is close to the animals (especially the deer), and he makes sure that his elves are very in tune with the forest around them. The forest is extremely important.

When I think of an elf, my mind veers towards elves running through the woods, playing in water, eating together on the forest floor, with flowers, and sticks in their hair, enchanting trees and talking to animals…

Basically, Legolas and or Thranduil.

Elrond doesn’t come to mind, nor do any other elven rulers bcs I feel their more marginalized to have a structured society that somewhat mirrors that of noble humans (not saying they’re the same, just similarities).

But Thranduil’s kingdom is so whimsical and elf like, not stone kingdoms or fortresses…simply a kingdom in the woods… He really captures the vision of the whimsical elf, or at least, how I feel elves are supposed to be. He and Legolas that is XD.

what the signs remind me of
  • aries: running through tall grass, a red fiery sunset sky, restless nights
  • taurus: plates and glass cups falling and shattering on the floor, picking flowers, the deafening silence after a fight
  • gemini: fingers running across words on a page, hugs from relatives, the crackling of a fireplace, stumbling over words
  • cancer: an antique shop that smells of incense, worn out eyes, picture frames lining the wall, wind chimes hanging from tree branches
  • leo: golden sunlight leaking through the trees, walking with friends along the sidewalk, face lit up by a cellphone screen, window curtains flowing in the wind
  • virgo: smoke ascending into a winter night, a homemade bulletin board with scattered pictures of friends, the desire to explain yourself
  • libra: cleaning up after a big party, driving down a long road at night with music to crush the silence, eyebrows furrowing in frustration
  • scorpio: walking around playgrounds at midnight, tears falling into the grass, heart-warming laughter, lightning strikes being watched from the windows
  • sagittarius: small porcelain angel figurines adorning a dresser, shifting clouds, the booming laughter after a joke, hair whipping in the wind
  • capricorn: a set dinner table, passive aggressive exchanges, long phone calls with your family, broken mirrors, the attempt to show no emotion when you're about to cry
  • aquarius: ocean themed bathtub curtain, running into the pouring rain, the unwillingness to talk about your struggles, watching the hands on a clock move, long conversations
  • pisces: taking walks in the woods, the last brush stroke of a painting, lilacs in a vase, long intervals of silence, turning on music when cleaning, late night horror movie marathons