Morning Roundup: J.R.R. Tolkien Wants to Smell the Roses (With You)

Here is a picture of J.R.R. Tolkien looking at some flowers in a greenhouse. Apparently, he was the worst person to take walks with because he liked to stop and observe every tree he passed very carefully. We can only assume that he did this because he was waiting for them all to reveal their true Ent nature and speak to him. Ents do speak slowly, after all. They were probably between words while he was watching. (Photo from simplythebess’ Tumblr.)

SPECIAL AFTER-NOTE: It turns out that the picture above is part of a gigantic misappropriation plot—J.R.R. Tolkien is not the gentleman pictured, but many sources have attached his name as the man in the photograph. It does not surprise us that Tolkien has fallen prey to this conspiracy. All the stuff about him stopping on walks to commune with Ents trees is true, though.

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