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A Valentine for an Ent?*

February 14, 2011

Feeling a little old and crusty this Valentine’s Day? I have the perfect Valentine for you. Look carefully at this ancient sycamore tree and you will see that it has a gnarly excrescence on it…in the shape of a heart.

Only on Dancing Beastie.

*Ent: tree-like giant or ‘shepherd of the woods’ in the mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien; derived and developed by him from the Anglo-Saxon word for giant.

See also: Valentine’s Day CakeAt the end of the rainbow

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2011 5:29 pm

    Very cool

  2. Margaret Lambert permalink
    February 14, 2011 7:11 pm

    Hearts may appear anywhere, for those with the loving eye to see them. I have a friend who finds heart-shaped rocks wherever she goes.

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      February 14, 2011 7:41 pm

      Oh, we look for heart-shaped rocks too! The children love finding them (see my post ‘Have a heart: angelic’ from Feb 09, 2010). And Cornflower (I have a link to her blog on the right) has a post of a heart-shaped shell today. Happy thoughts.

  3. February 14, 2011 9:30 pm

    Oh that is soo cool! And I used to imagine all woods were full of Ents when I was a child…. I loved Ents…… whenever I hug a tree I hope it’s an Ent…..

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      February 15, 2011 12:56 pm

      I’m fairly sure that there are still some around, so maybe you’ll be in luck one day. 🙂

  4. Deb permalink
    February 16, 2011 10:51 pm

    Maybe this is a Valentine to one of the Entwives?

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      February 17, 2011 12:21 pm

      Exactly what I was wondering!


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