The same day that Mike did his modelling session on the round hay bales about a week ago, we were driving down a back road when all of a sudden he hit the brakes and started backing up. I asked him what he was doing, but he kept telling me to wait until he found it again. When he eventually stopped, I saw what had captured his eye, and we both sat there and smiled. Immediately, I was thrown back into the world of Lord of the Rings when they met up with the Ents. According to http://tolkiengateway.net:
“Ents were a very old race that appeared in Middle-Earth when the Elves did.”
They “were envisioned as Shepherds of the Trees and their duty was to protect the forests from Orcs, Dwarves and other perils.”
“Ents were tree-like creatures, having become like the trees that they shepherded. They varied in traits, from everything to height and size, colouring, and the number of fingers and toes. An individual Ent more or less resembled the specific species of tree that they typically guarded. For example, Quickbeam guarded rowan trees and thus looked very much like a rowan.”
What do you think? Does this remind you of an Ent too? It almost looks like he has legs and is walking through the forest booming out warnings if anyone gets too near to the trees that he protects.