Friday, April 20, 2007

Tolkien Complex

Yeah, I've got one. So here's my version of author-in-a-tree, in homage to his. My sister Pat took it on one of our hiking jaunts, when I dragged her up the Powerscourt Waterfall which you are NOT supposed to climb as it is extremely dangerous. But I needed to do it for research in The Light-Bearer's Daughter. This old woods is on top of the falls. I set a scene here between Dana and a fairy woman. As you step beyond the trees you are suddenly faced with waves of green hills: the Wicklow Mountains.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Hehe, does the fairy woman have yellow boots and a blue coat? ;)

Hope the revisions are going well!

Bud Watson said...

What a great picture, I'm surprised that Pat never shared it,
love Bud

OR Melling said...

Thanks, Laura. They are going slowly but surely. And Bud: actually, Pat has done loads of photos for me as she has accompanied me on many of my research trips. I guess she thinks of them as work pics or my pics, not family pics, if you know what I mean.