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Katherine Hallberg

In that time the Valar were gathered together to hear the song of Yavanna, and they sat silent upon their thrones of council in Mahanaxar, the Ring of Doom near to the golden gates of the Valmar; and Yavanna Kementari sang before them and they watched. And as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots; and silence was over all the world in that hour, nor was there any other sound save the chanting of Yavanna. Under her song the saplings grew and became fair and tall, and came to flower; and thus there awoke in the world the Two Trees of Valinor. Of all things which Yavanna made they have most renown, and about their fate all the tales of the Elder Days are woven.' - Silmarillion, Chapter 1, Of the Beginning of Days. Telperion the silver and Laurelin the gold. It was a gorgeous image in my head - and it turned out ok - though of the trees were to light all of Valinor then of course they'd be much brighter - and taller.. she is in mid-song, ok? ^_^ I am having way too much fun doing these paintings. Thanks to my bud Gin for posing for me on this :3

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