Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
For the "Everything is Illuminated" challenge.
Gimli felt his senses heightened each moment he spent in Lothlorien. The scent of the trees, even the taste of the water, seemed embued with energizing freshness. The whispering of the leaves brought to mind elusive music he had longed for but never recognized. Stroking the silvery bark of a mallorn seemed to convey a spark of the tree's vital power, resonating within his own spirit.
But at the last it was the golden shimmer of the Lady's hair, like sunlight on water, that touched him most deeply, the fairest vision he would see in a life of many wonders.