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Challenge; Spring. Spring in the Walled Garden

Title: Spring in the Walled Garden
Challenge; Spring
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: Faramir & Éowyn
Rating: G
Source: LotR

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

Continuing a look at the seasons in the walled garden in Ithilien...

Baddesley Clinton

Spring in the Walled Garden

After the moment of new life the garden had continued to slumber. Then came spring and, as a breeze blew in through the open gate, all within seemed to shake itself and awake.

Small green nubs became swollen within days to unfurl new leaves; upthrust spikes developed colour ready to burst forth as flowers.

A gardener’s boy appeared, as if from hibernation, and stirred the beds whilst small birds stole straw from his barrow and fled, triumphant, to impress prospective mates.

In the window above, Faramir held up his son. “Look,” he said, “at the most beloved corner of Gondor!”


(picture by Barry 432 on Flickr, of the walled garden of Baddesley Clinton, in March.)
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