29.500 x 21.500 inches
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Tolkien Hobbit While Tom Whacked At Them Both
Painting - Watercolor
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Tom seems to be crossing a dry creek; Eridanus, and passing through his campfire smoke; the Milky Way. I have wiped clean the annual path of the Sun which passes constellations from Pisces at the bottom in April to Leo at the extreme top left in the Fall. The Milky Way, in green here, is our galaxy in its thickness, but the frame only allows for stars from Puppis, Canis Major, Monoceros, Orion (Tom), Gemini (Bert & Bill), Auriga, Perseus & Cassiopeia at the right. Little Bilbo has tumbled into Lepus at the lowest left.
William choked. �Shut yer mouth!� he said as soon as he could. �Yer can�t expect folk to stop here for ever just to be et by you and Bert. You�ve et a village and a half between yer, since we come down from the mountains. How much more d�yer want? And time�s been up our way, when yer�d have said �thank yer Bill� for a nice bit o�fat valley mutton like what this is.� He took a big bite off a sheep�s leg he was toasting, and wiped his lips on his sleeve. H43.14-.21
AD May 19/29 May SR
For a month; up to the end of Middle-earth Spring(Shire, Dwarvish, & Manish), the Sun and the trolls seemingly had been in Aries the Ram, and that being the case, I expect that there was little other than shepherds, shepherdesses and mutton for the trolls.
For costumers, the colours of Aries are red and white SN79.16.
�A burrahobbit?� said they a bit startled. Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.
�What�s a burrahobbit got to do with my pocket anyways?� said William.
�And can yer cook �em?� said Tom.
�Yer can try,� said Bert, picking up a skewer. H44.23-.29
Bilbo and Bill are like Lepus the Rabbit at Orion�s back in the West after sunset. Bert�s skewer might be the branch in Aries on which the Golden Fleece was hung.
45.26-.30 Whether Burt and Bill were brothers I cannot say, but the Gemini twins suit them rather well here. Tom beating them like a high-handed or club-in-hand Orion serves them right. After the Sun goes down at 8:07 (all my references are from Oxford), the bright star Sirius might serve for their fire � it is close by the Sun this day and comes to the horizon just a half hour later.
October 12th, 2013
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